|Quoting FA4B6 (Reply 3):|
im not talking about splitting the operation at all .. im talking about maintaining MCO as what it is, but complimenting the service with flights to SFB when the 190s come. Kind of like what we do with FLL .. we began service to LGA. I know that the FLL story is much different, but Im just saying it could be done. Look at the success that Allegiant is having. Obviously there is some sort of market at SFB.
I didn't even think of Allegiant. Have they published any numbers on how this mini-hub is doing for them? To be perfectly honest though, I think B6
would probably be better off servicing CLT
, and soon before the HP
/US combo happens. It is a very very lucrative market and they can offer more frequency with the E-190. LGA
, and JFK
have worked out so well for B6
though because it has such a huge traveler base to draw from. MCO
really only has the tourist crowd and is only about five miles away from Disney. The two main groups of travelers are your Disney/Universal groups, which btw Disney now runs their own busses from MCO
to take people to the Disney hotels, and your cruise ship people. I believe that B6
could make it work, yes, but I think they could make better use of their A/C doing new markets.