I've been hearing that there are three new planned transatlantic flights for the summer of '01, but thats all. These probably include secondary cities from NY that you mentioned, and canidates for this would be ATH, VEN, NCE, BCN, MUC, and others as well as Basel. When was that article from? If it was recent, CO might choose it for one of the services to get ahead in the European market. I'm not saying that the other routes wouldn't be profitable, but COs 767-200s aren't a strong match against DLs 767-300s and MD-11s which have been serving most of those cities for much longer than CO has. But if the rumor of three new transatlantic flights is true, I'd say Basel has a 50-50 chance since its unserved to the US. I mean, look at Tel Aviv. This is a city that DL doesn't operate to, but CO went for this city before Munich or Barcelona. They have slowly built up that market and are capturing the travelers for that route as their loyal customers. But my predictions for 2001 are:
and probably another Newark flight
Anyone else think or better yet KNOW?