I was waiting for this to be announced. AS
/QX have been very successful competing against WN
out of SEA
, but if WN
were able to move to BFI
and significantly reduce their operating costs, to protect their O&D market share, AS
/QX would have no choice but to respond and shift some of their BOI
flights. They would also have to make a call whether the O&D traffic on the rest of the competing markets (LAS
) justified shifting some of those as well.
I can understand WN
's concern about the rising costs of operating at SEA
, but in this case I don't have a lot of sympathy. WN
has been a willing participant in all of the planning for SEA
's expansion, and while the cost increases are hurting everyone, splitting service between two airports 15 miles apart is not the answer.