Good news for XJ
to the list of new cities from DTW
coming online in the near future:
sees value in flying into these smaller markets and provided connectivity to the rest of the world. NW
is using Mesaba and their fleet of workhorse Saabs to provide better air service, better hub access, and more cities to smaller markets in the East that were traditionally dominated by US. With PIT
no longer a hub, many of these cities had poor access to cities in the Midwest, West, and Asia.
I figured there would be some sort of incentive package, there usually are for many of these cities, and NW
is the only one who can capitalize on them since no one else really has suitable aircraft. There is still a place for turboprops, and a city like ITH
is a market for them.