this will create some opportunity to open stations in locations that would otherwise not support a 757: in the States, cities such as MKE, IND, STL, PVD, etc. immediately come to mind.
While I can't necessarily speak for MKE
, I do know that IND
(TZ's hub), STL
hub) and PVD
can certainly support larger aircraft.
Here's a photo of a DL
757 at PVD
taken in 2003.
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Photo © T Silgrim
As a matter of fact, one AFC Championship football team (you guess the name) uses PVD
(which is closer to Gillette Stadium than BOS
) for their charter flights on DL
. Being that their next trip will be for the Super Bowl over at JAX
; I can assure you that the DL
metal they'll be flying on will be larger than a 757.
Edited to add:
If you were only talking in terms of passenger volume (as opposed to airport size), then I can possibly see some validity in your statement.
[Edited 2005-01-26 16:48:02]
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