Glad you went for a consolidated thread for all things CLT
Frontier: Hell, throw some grant money at them and they'll fly anywhere, so who knows, possibly.
Virgin America: I don't see it happening at all. There definitely is a CLT
market, but US dominates it and it's not large enough to really warrant duking it out with US.
Alaska: Basically the same as Virgin America. US dominates CLT
and the market isn't large enough to justify fighting US for market-share.
It'll definitely be interesting to see what they do with CLT
/how large of a station they will make, until the merger FL
had been on a downward trend at CLT
so it will be intriguing to see what WN
does with it.
The future? Well of course the most pressing topic about CLT
's future is an AA
/US merger. I think most will agree it will always remain a hub, but food for thought is what size it will be, what routes will stay or go...or be added if one takes Doug Parker's statements at face value and believes that CLT
would expand to 900 daily flights with a merger, IMO that's bull, but will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.