Yes I know another CLE thread. Kellner was in Cleveland yesterday and said "if you like the past 10 years in CLE, you'll really like the next 10 years." There was strong suggestion that once runway is complete, CLE will see an increase in service. He said CLE benefits from having much stronger local traffic than PIT and CVG. But he made it quite clear that growth would come from RJ's-- as it would across the industry.
So here's my question. Why should a measley 2,000 foot runway extension on top of the new runway already built make a bit of difference for CLE's capacity to handle little RJ's? I can say of all my time flying out of CLE I can't remember having to wait more than 4 or 5 for takeoff or having much of a holding pattern-- it's not in the same universe as say ATL or CVG, yet those airports seem to have no problem adding flight after flight. It just feels like CLE wasted its money building a longer airport in the day of the RJ. Yet apparently it was important for CO and their RJ plans?? I don't get it.