Don't use Flytecomm for diversions, they are terrible at that. Two weeks ago I was trying to look up a United Express CRJ that landed at DAB
and Flytecomm showed nothing about it. I went to Flightarrivals.com to find it was a diversion for weather at JAX
As for the size difference between Chicago and Detroit, Chicago is considerably bigger. I think Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the US after New York and LA
, while Detroit (who used to be the fifth only about 15 years ago) is now at least #10, although I wouldn't be surprised if Detroit's suburban population isn't that far behind Chicago.
I really don't see Air India regularly fly to DTW
flight 67 flies from Mumbai to DTW
with a stop in AMS
. Detroit area has a decent sized Indian population especially in suburbs of Novi and Northville and Canton, but not enough for Air India to also fly here.
Any International growth most likely will be to the Mideast with Detroit having the largest Muslim and Arabic population in the USA. Royal Jordanian is the only carrier that flies to the Mideast from DTW
other than Northwest/KLM connections at AMS
. Emirates had stated they would like to fly to DTW
someday as well as MEA
once the sanctions are lifted against them. I recall Northwest also wanting to fly to Baghdad once (more like if) things settle down in Iraq.