SAV, GSP, GSO have never been served before IIRC, and I doubt B6 will ever fly to these places.
I wouldn't doubt that JetBlue would ever fly there. I'm actually pretty sure that they will. GSO
has been on their list since 2000 (even check their press releases on Jetblue.com). Once the 190's come in, then they'll be able to start these routes.
Anyway, I definitely think DL
should think this over. 300M? Do they have enough money to do that? I think it's already costing them quite a bit to paint those Song planes and re-do the interiors, let alone revamping a whole terminal! But whatever makes them happy...
I would actually say that the majority of this move was to stop JetBlue from expanding at JFK
. For example, DL
is adding SJU
which JetBlue already serves 4 and 3 times daily - two important routes to JetBlue. Also, an additional flight to LAS
is going to compete with JetBlue's 4 and soon to be 5 daily flights. The new flight to SEA
- that's most likely to stop JetBlue from expanding anymore there. And as far as the new DEN
route, I think DL
noticed that JetBlue was eyeing more flights to JFK
from there (but not any other destinations because the fees and taxes there are too high). The additional flights to SFO
are most likely, however, because of increased demand, I would think. The new RSW
flight is also because Song already serves the airport, and they saw that it would be profitable to fly there from JFK
I really do wonder how JetBlue will react. Maybe they'll give DL
a taste of their own medicine - add, add, add frequencies and give away miles (or True Blue points in this case). Or, they'll probably be smart about it and just stay the way they are. Whatever happens, there's going to be a huge showdown between B6
in NYC and perhaps BOS