Interesting note from Ben Mutzabaugh over at "Today in the Sky" at USAToday.com linking an article in the Tampa Bay online paper about the desire for better service: http://www.tbo.com/news/money/MGBK0CF4A1F.html and hiring a marketing consultant for the airport. Tampa Bay (TPA) is seeking a direct flight to SFO for better Asia connection (Is UA interested in such a flight?). Also they would like a flight to San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica (Perhaps an opportunity for DL to try a P2P outside of ATL?). Additionally a flight to Frankfurt (FRA), Germany is desired (Would LH be interested?).
TPA is somewhat one of those "catch-22" airports market wise since MIA isn't far away and AA's big hub there. MCO is just an hour or two away with all of the O&D traffic the Magic Kingdom's big airport obviously draws. To top it off, you have the DL mega-hyb just up the road in ATL. What is a consultant to do with an airport like TPA?