I would like to see DL reatain it's DFW hub and expand operations there. Sadly, I am not sure that this will happen. Actually, the same situation is happening at my home airport in Columbus.
America West has been slowly downsizing operations in the past couple of years. America West and America West Express used to have around 45 flights out of Columbus when they first started service here. The airport actually served as a hub operation bringing in traffic from smaller cities such as Toledo, Louisville, and Milwaukee.
Then after slumping load factors and Chapther 11 bankruptcy at AWA, the America West Express service was dropped. Then service to Indianapolis was also dropped. Then AWA introduced new nonstops to Detroit and were quite a few months later. Then AWA announced a large Florida expansion with nonstops to 6 Floridian cities. Then AWA initiated more nonstops to Florida and the East Coast from Phoenix and Las Vegas and all Florida flights were terminated and load factors to East Coast cities were dropping.
Then, AWA announced that they would be increasing daily nonstops to 37 from 28 to 5 East Coast destinations. Yet all they did was replace the 737's that were operating the routes with CRJ's. So now all flights to PHL, BAL (except one), MDW (except one), and all flights to LGA, (except one), are operated by CRJ's.
The problem is that Columbus is no longer treated as a hub by AWA. Now DL has the highest passenger percentage in Columbus and USAirways has more flights out of CMH than AWA. I would really like to see AWA put some more focus into CMH, but I should be thankful that they have kept their hub here none the less. Sorry to dump all this on you who finish this post. I know it's long, but I wanted to tell someone about this. If anyone has any connections to the people at AWA, please tell me if they will expand operations here at CMH. Thanks.