Don't take all this speculation too seriously. It's all talk right now and i have my doubts that anything will come of it.
I doubt they would go for the shuttle as well as CLT
. Whatever NW
wants to do in the southeast they can do from their MEM
hub, no sense having both CLT
. The only reason why NW
would go after PHL
is because NW
is lacking a trans-atlantic gateway along the east coast. Right now DTW
are the prime gateways and are all the way in the midwest. If NW
ever did come to PHL
would most likely become their main transatlantic gateway.
However, i dont think you are going to see this happen. This is probably just a stunt by US to get the unions to talk again so that US can have another 60 airbus jets delivered within the next 2 years.