Ok great news from BUR, new Aloha service from HNL on the 737-700. Ok we all heard this but now I have some questions.
If this 737 has the range to do this, what is stopping carriers from flying to routes such as ORD, IAD or NYC. There is definately a market, as many people in the San Fernando Valley would prefer BUR to LAX. In the past the excuses have been the aircraft cannot take off on such a short runway, but if the Aloha plane can do it, why couldn't an airline such as United or American.
American could use its MD-80s to ORD. Really, how much further is it from DFW anyways?
United could use the A320 or at least A319 to reach ORD, JFK, EWR or IAD. Most likely ORD or IAD, yet the valley could benefit from a New York flight.
Even Southwest could launch a BUR-MDW flight using the 737-700.
The space is there. AA's gate is deserted after 9AM until boarding for teh 3PM flight, and then nothing after that. I'm sure UA isn't too crowded. They have an entire wing of the terminal and only have to share it with Alaska.
So saying UA and AA use the A319 and MD-80 on these flights I see no restrictions that shouldn't apply to Aloha as well.
Please someone enlighten me to the answer: why doesn't Burbank have flights to the nations major cities east of the Mississippi?