Just the usual "filler" article to put in the newspaper on a slow day.
1) Yeah, B6
may show up someday, in DTW
, or FNT, in that order. Won't have too much an impact on NW
due to their shear volume. With NW
(Eagle) on DTW
, the DTW
-NYC market already has competitive fares. You can get a walk-up to LGA
for $250 r/t. Same goes for the Florida markets, Spirit and NW
cover them with cheap fares. Remember that NW
will price match, and you know they would pull some rediculous stunt the day B6
announces service to DTW
, or MEM
. You've seen how they've acted to Frontier and now Indy Air, and of course the pre-emptive strikes at FNT and GRR.
2) DET is bad, horrible, and I'm willing to put money on the fact there will not be commerical air service there for at least another decade or more. They need some serious issues to deal with there, the airfield is not really suitable for airline operations and the city has way too many issues to deal with.
3) PTK is not going to happen. Why should it? Its relatively close to FNT which already has the facilities to accomidate airline service. PTK has nothing, M-59 is one giant traffic nightmare, and it really isn't too convienient for a lot of people.
4) Southeastern Michigan really isn't growing too much population-wise. Its just people keep moving farther and farther out from the city. Too much urban sprawl. This is a huge union town, which means high labor rates and has high property values compared to other similar parts of the country.
Yeah, we'll probably see B6
in either DTW
or FNT in the next decade. Of course officials will talk about it, as any company needs to do their market research. What routes is a question we can only speculate, and we can assume NW
will counter with some sort of action.