give it a year and they will reduce service in MCO. FL and DL will add more and drive them out.
Though you are entitled to your own opinion, which I do respect, I COMPLETELY disagree.
First of all, there is no airline that has an actualy *hub* in MCO
, so JetBlue really isn't attacking anyone, therefore giving no airline a large (stress large
) advantage over another.
Second of all, JetBlue has been in MCO
since 2000 - a lot longer than the 7 mos. they were in ATL
. Therefore, a lot of people have aleady flown
JetBlue to Orlando, and seeing that JetBlue will be expanding at MCO
, then I guess that many people just keep coming back.
Third of all, this is Florida. Need I say more?
Fourth of all, AirTran would have nothing to do with this. Everyone knows that JetBlue prefers to fly transcons, and AirTran doesn't have transcons from there. Also, AirTran focuses heavily on routes from MCO
to smaller cities, such as ROC
, Akron, etc.
Fifth of all, the only competition with DL
to the West would be Song, and past performances show that JetBlue can easily take on Song (ie, BOS
). As far as DL
mainline, there wouldn't be much overlap. DL
mainline only serves ATL
, and DFW
. I'm sure there's only a couple of other destinations served from MCO
mainline. And nobody is expecting to see JetBlue operate MCO
, or DFW