Cathay Pacific Cargo wouldnt surprise me at all, nor would JAL Cargo. Every Asian cargo carrier does very well at DFW
--I believe EVA is now twice daily on some days.
As for passenger service, Air France will most likely return for next summer (dropped after 9/11) with either a 772 or 343 (at the Delta terminal). However, nothing has been announced as of yet. Skyteam is lacking a European feed from DFW
EVA Air has been rumored to come to DFW
for quite a long time, and with all the success they have had on the cargo side of things it certainly helps things. Cathay has balked so far at DFW
service, favoring a possible flights ORD
instead. Although AA
and not ORD
In my opinion, nothing major (other than AF
returning) will occur until the new international terminal is completed. When that occurs, we might see a few more international carriers try a run at DFW
(just to throw a couple names out--JAL and KLM). Currently the situation with customs and gates is atrocious at Terminal B which makes the market look a bit less attractive.
By the way, it wouldnt be a shocker if AC
reinstated mainline service. They were slated to resume 319 service this month, but it was taken off the table. And there was a wild rumor about Great Plains starting D328 service to TUL
--I havent heard anything more about that.
That being said, at least we're not at MSY