Newark and Laguardia are where all the business traffic wants to go, if there was demand from business travelers for flights to Chicago from JFK
lord knows someone would be serving that route.
will always lack any meaningful service to business centers within 1,500 miles, because the Corporate centers of the Region are in Manhattan and Northern New Jersey making LGA
the prefered gateways. While Brooklyn and Queens have substantial populations they lack any Corporate presence, Manhattan obviously has two out of the three largest Central business Districts in the Country (Lower Manhattan, Mid-town) but you have to drive past LGA
to get to JFK
from Manhattan and the worst part of the drive to JFK
is between LGA
Northern New Jersey is headquarters to many large companies such as At&t, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Honeywell, Bristol Myers Squib, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, Prudential. Also many International Corporations have their US headquarters in NJ
including, Panasonic, BMW, Novartis, Bayer, Hyundai etc..
Newark and Laguardia airports get a larger percentage of business travelers than JFK
's growth as of late is in LCC leisure routes to places like Florida, the West Coast and the Carribean.
Long Island Business travelers as well as those from Fairfield County Connecticut prefer to fly out of LGA
, Westchester travelers have LGA
Frankly Im not convinced of B6
's comitment to a JFK
-Chicago flight, with the state US Airways is in I would not be surprised to see B6
persue their slots should they become available to launch routes such as Chicago, Toronto etc from LGA
's split NYC service).. Boston and Washington Dulles are existing B6
stations, it would not be that hard to establish new routes from JFK
to both stations if demand warranted. From the lack of service I would take that to mean demand is not there for those routes.