I was thinking the other day in terms of new destinations started from hub airports as a result of International Airline Alliances? Star, Oneworld, Skyteam?
Cincinnati - Got AMS, CVG - did they get MXP as well? All because of the ability to funnel passengers through SkyTeam?
Washington Dulles - this i think is the best example - Look at all of their recent additions in the past 5 years due to them being the east coast star alliance hub?
Vienna - Austrian uses a A340 on this route in the summer - rumoured to be their highest yield in their international system
Manchester - BMI started off slow but now is back to year round service?
Munich - has seen 777's on route
Frankfurt - added frequencies
Copenhagen - SAS A330's on the summer
Sao Paulo - ability to connect with RG
Maybe we will see Asiana to Seoul or Spanair to Madrid again????
I keep thinking about this from a Washington resident - because of the Star Alliance I now have more and more destinations that I can fly nonstop to from Dulles.
Anyone else? A european airport? maybe Munich?