Youre not helping. This is the other extreme.
Thanks. I wrote a similar response, it was deleted, but the moderators decided to let his listing stand. Maybe if they did their jobs, this crap would end.
Alright, I don't want to start any trouble here, so if people don't respond to this, or if this gets deleted, then that's just fine... but I'm fairly new to a.net (I registered this account almost two years ago but have only been substantially active here for the last three months)...
This may not be the correct way to go about seeking this information, so I apologize in advance here... but I've heard on a lot of separate threads/forums about this DTW "doom and gloom" trolling here, and I'm not really sure what's going on. Would someone be willing to PM/private message me what the big deal is (and who these trolls are), cause as I'm reading this discussion, I'm getting kind of lost here...
The reality is that there is no doom and gloom. Growth at airports tends to be cyclical. Every airport gets their day in the sun. For example, ATL had explosive growth between 2006 and 2010. Thats when you had DXB, JNB, ICN, VIE, PRG, etc. come on board. Of course, some of those are no longer there. DFW got its day in the sun around 2013-2015 when ICN, LIM, BOG, UIO, HKG, PVG, and PEK were launched. Those are all still there. IAH had an explosion of international carriers around 2013-2014 when you had TK, BR, CA, KE, and NH come in. KE since left.
To the point, DTW got selected as DL's main Asia hub. Its held on to all the destinations it got except HKG.
The "doom and gloom" (if you want to call it that) comes from two things: jealousy and the expectation that growth should never stop after a airport growth spurt. Airports cannot continue growing indefinitely. Airlines try experiments and sometimes they dont work. When they do work that doesnt mean the growth trends need to continue. The jealously comes when people think that, because another airport has a specific route, their airport should have it. Look at all the back and forth on the DL growth thread about DTW-MAN. There is no reason whatsoever that route should be flown. DL flies it from ATL and VS has it with the DL code from JFK. Those (especially JFK) are decent sized markets to MAN. DTW-MAN couldnt fill King Air. It would be like someone from ATL complaining that, because DTW-NGO is flown, they should have it too. Then to complete the jealousy, some people turn it into a conspiracy. They think an airline is "out to get them". It makes them look like Alex Jones (and that isnt a compliment).
There is no doom and gloom. DTW is a stable market at this point in time. I wouldnt look for explosive growth, but a couple of additions will be likely.
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