Hey Leneld, my fellow Oregon aviation enthusiast!
I haven't heard anything new about PDX
for a while, And for a while there it seemed like they were getting new carrier news rather often! I've heard EUG will be getting service to SLC
by Delta Connection come June, 04, so that will be pretty tight!
As far as PDX
is concerned, I know they just got the new CR7 from United Express, but I think you already knew that. I think the probability of AS
adding new cities is definately there, but thats not too exiting. What you want to hear, Im sure, is a Jappanese carrier, or US carrier flying a route to say NRT
or something... I honestly don't know what to say about that one. I wouldn't be supprised if UA
announced a 5X
weekly service to NRT
because of their "Mini hub" operation there, and their focus in PDX
, but It seems to close to SEA
! However, the potential is still there for that type of flight. I also now that airlines like NW
have been interested in a PDX
flight. There is definately a market here for those kinds of services, And I don't mean Portland, OR
- Asia, I mean OREGON-ASIA, the flight would certainly be aimed at serving all the citizens of Oregon to ASIA! I guess we'll see huh? Well I'm looking forward to seeing PDX
"take off" with some new routes sometime in the near future, realisticaly I don't see anything happening maybe until April or May.