Well, I think we can all agree that there are markets, that in a debatable sense, could benefit from FN
in '04. However this 'internal' expansion, so to say, appears like a sound plan. By strengthing the current system through
added frequncies and dot connecting, FN
may be strengthing the system for expansion demand starting in '05; this is when we'll see many 73NGs and new 717s come on line and after pilot traning (in the case of the 737) FN
will have to have somewhere to fly them, so I think that focusing on enternal expansion is a sort of preperation for a much bigger operation this time next year.
While most of you guys so far have focused on the iron belt and New England for dot connecting, I'd like to take things down south.
frequncies would be a major boost for this market. FN
flights to and from are packed, the need for 2x more dailies is needed, partiurlary morning and evening flts, to complment mid-day flts all ready operating. This would bring the connections into GPT
up to the standard 4x most FN
makets have to ATL
, and provide greater frequency and serivce at a time of day higher-yeilding business pax fly.
Weekday (at least) 717 or CRJ flt GPT
. Weather you know it or not, GPT
produces a lot of gov't travelers up to the DC area, and BWI
would provide low cost, non stop, travel to these mostly business oriented pax.
could support a flt, possibly just a weekly freq., but the market does have its travel demands for Mickey Mouse Country.
Also, in that 'pick the city' fourm on FN
website, two markets I remember seeing could probaly support/need LCC servic. TYS
is just a stone's throw from ATL
, but it's only service to its biggest connecting hub is DL
, which probaly means highway robbery prices.
, in '03 SHV
lost a lot of seats w/ the withdraw of mainline DL
, the market is served strictly by regionals now and LCC service could benefit this market greatly. Wouldn't be ironic to see a big LCC parked at the gate DL
M88s used to operate out of here?