"We could really use some competition on this route, with Alaska."
Alaska has 9 weekday non-stop flights (goes to 8 4/1/01) on 737s and MD-80s
Southwest has 3 flights on 737s
America West has 2 flights on a 737 and A319
I'm not sure what the load factors are on these flights, but it doesn't really seem like an underserved market. With the existing competition, would financially-strapped N7 really want to start new service on this route?