It takes a while to build a base, so I think WN will eventually do better in Hartford. Since they started at BDL they've added a flight to Nashville. Problem is, they only have two gates at the moment. Also, since Albany started service, BDL no longer gets traffic from that area.
UA cutting a flight to ORD makes sense for them, given the operational problems they've been having. With AA and WN, there's still 11 or 12 flights a day to Chicago.
Metrojet has shifted flights from BDL to IAD to BWI instead, going face-to-face with WN instead of UA at Dulles.
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