I don't believe that New Bern could support service to MSP
myself, but they are very under-served. When Midway was in operation their flights to RDU
ran at very nice capacities. For me personally, I can only remember one flight that I took to RDU
from EWN that wasn't full and that was only because a husband and wife got off the flight before we departed the gate because she was having chest pains. The nice thing about Midway to RDU
was that it forced US to bring down their ridiculously high prices to CLT
. Now that they are the only game in town, prices are one again through the roof. Last time I checked a full-fare Y ticket was right at $700 - absolute air piracy. I agree that EWN could support ATL
, WAS, and NYC among others. The new airport is really a true upgrade and they now have a 6000+ foot runway. New Bern is long overdue for new service on DL
at the very least.
Oh how I miss Midway Airlines. A class act right to then end.