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Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:20 pm

With the end of the year upon us and 2018 being just over two weeks away, I want to hear some predictions on what air service may be launched or announced in 2018 at various airports (not counting service that has already been announced). Feel free to add your predictions in the replies.

Here are some of my predictions for air service in 2018.

1. BNA: WN or AS will launch service to PDX. WN will also add 2-3 new destinations (counting the potential PDX route). Finally, NK or G4 will enter the market.

2. CVG: B6 will enter the market and launch service to BOS (maybe FLL as well). CVG will also see WN and F9 further expand. Finally, there is an outside chance CVG could see DL launch service to LHR with slots opening up (though I consider this a long-shot).

3. STL will finally get a legacy carrier TATL service (BA, LH, DL, etc).

4. RDU: a European LCC, such as WOW or Condor, will come to town.

5. AUS: DL will launch service to AMS. NK will also enter the market.

6. ORD: El Al and AZ will launch service to TLV and AKL respectively. AA will also make ORD-CDG year round again.

7. DFW/IAH: DY, assuming it continues to expand and doesn't go bankrupt, will enter one of those markets (but not both).

8. MIA: They will finally see service to Asia, with JL launching MIA-NRT.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:26 pm

SY will announce their expansion plans, mainly focusing on the Northeast to sunny destinations including Florida, the Caribbean, and the West Coast. Probably won't happen in 2018, but we'll know what expansion they want to do in the years to come. Unfortunately I don't think MSP, their hub, will get much love and flight levels will remain as is.

B6 will announce MSP-JFK.

NK will announce another route or two from MSP.

FI will make KEF-MSP year-round again. I believe they operate to MSP most of the year except a short break in the winter.
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SY, DL, FI, FL, BA, EI, NW, MG, DY, EZY, F9, WN

MSP, BOS, JFK, DCA, LAX, SAN, MCO, RSW, PIE, ATL, DTW, PSP, ORD, MDW, MKE, MCI, IND, NAS, KEF, LHR, MUC, OSL, BOO, CPH, HEL, BUD, AMS, EDI, DUB
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:44 pm

Detroit will see the addition or KL and KE. Also a new TATL flight will be added either MAN or DUB and one of the ME3 will finally add DTW. 2018 will be a big year for Detroit addition wise as people will grow tired of the hassle of the mega hub and chose connecting over the smaller hubs instead.
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:47 pm

Now with WN out of the way Allegiant will expand at FNT also there will be an announcement of new flights from DET
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:58 pm

Lockheed will decide to proceed with the development of an SST, marking their re-entry into commercial aviation.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:03 pm

I predicte a record number of fliers domestically in the USA in 2018.
Why endure the nightmare and congestion of LAX when BUR, LGB, ONT & SNA is so much easier to fly in and out of.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:26 pm

I wonder if the potential big customer for Bombardier C Series is IAG? I also wonder if IAG are planning to start a new pan European regional Airline Brand called 'Regio'?
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:28 pm

ADrum23 wrote:
4. RDU: a European LCC, such as WOW or Condor, will come to town.


I'd add Norweigian to that list as it's been rumored to be on their list of destinations they would like to serve with their upcoming A321NeoLRs.

I'd say a China announcement would come, but RDU still needs to get the incentive money put together, get a new runway ready (the current 10000ft runway is nearing the end of it's life cycle), and amending the current agreement on frequencies/destinations between the U.S. and China, this will not come anytime soon.

klm617 wrote:
2018 will be a big year for Detroit addition wise as people will grow tired of the hassle of the mega hub and chose connecting over the smaller hubs instead.


So, the best way of solving this would be to connect people through your large hub instead of establishing focus cities or miniature hubs, or at least funnel people through a megahub to get people in underserved communities where they need to go reliably? I don't get the logic here. I wish you luck on the other stuff though.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:57 pm

Rafale9312 wrote:
ADrum23 wrote:
4. RDU: a European LCC, such as WOW or Condor, will come to town.


I'd add Norweigian to that list as it's been rumored to be on their list of destinations they would like to serve with their upcoming A321NeoLRs.

I'd say a China announcement would come, but RDU still needs to get the incentive money put together, get a new runway ready (the current 10000ft runway is nearing the end of it's life cycle), and amending the current agreement on frequencies/destinations between the U.S. and China, this will not come anytime soon.


DY is most certainly a possibility with the A321LR, but I don't know if DY will last. That's why I said they will only enter either DFW/IAH if they keep expanding and don't go out of business.

I think it will be a number of years before RDU (and similar airports such with long-term ambitions for TPAC, such as AUS, BNA, etc) gets TPAC service. I don't think the Asian carriers are ready to expand into mid-sized airports in the eastern portion of the US quite yet. However, what could make it happen sooner is if WN gets their heads out of the sand and starts codesharing with Asian carriers. That would make direct flights to Asia from places such as RDU, BNA, AUS, etc, more feasible.

klm617 wrote:
2018 will be a big year for Detroit addition wise as people will grow tired of the hassle of the mega hub and chose connecting over the smaller hubs instead.


What? That makes no sense. Why would most people connect when you have a plethora of nonstop options in DET?

If people in DET are truly tired of DL's megahub, then DL should dehub DET and build back up CVG.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:07 pm

I'll hit on the two airports I fly the most out of...

AUS Predictions:
- DL will launch AMS
- DL will claim two-thirds of the new expansion gates
- WN will add a new int'l service, maybe MEX?
- B6 will expand gates to increase frequency to places like MCO & FLL, using extra gate space to have more "normal" ops schedule
- AA will add LGA service
- F9 will scale back some service after a crazy expansion in 2017

MSY Predictions:
- The north terminal will finish ahead of schedule and under budget (a MASSIVE shock for anyone familiar with how NOLA does with construction projects, haha)
- While new terminal operations won't begin until the following year, WN will announce major service expansion for 2019 in 2018
- BA will go daily with LHR service
- UA will ax it's CUN service after the summer season
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:50 pm

My predictions:

CMH
- DL to SEA and/or SLC plus seasonal AMS or CDG
- B6 to BOS/FLL
- UA to SFO

TOL
- G4 to MYR

IND
- DL to SEA
- B6 to BOS/FLL
- G4 to PVD/EWR/DEN/LAX
- SY starts service

CVG
- SY starts service
- B6 to BOS/FLL
- DL to AUS
- DY to LGW and/or DE to FRA
- G4 to OAK/SAN/MKE/DFW/HOU/Caribbean
- F9 expands connecting banks, adds SEA/PDX/CLT/ORD/IAD/MSY
- AA to LAX and/or PHX, doubles seat number on existing routes
- WN to PHX/DEN/LAS/TPA

LUK
- UE adds BNA/MEM/PWK, replaces MMU with TEB
Next: CVG-BOS (Delta Air Lines MD90), BOS-AMS (Delta Air Lines A333), AMS-CPH (KLM B738)
A319/320/332/333, B712/722/732/733/738/739/752/753/763/764/772/773/788, CRJ-100/2/7/9, ERJ-145/75, MD-88/90, S340

 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:28 pm

My predictions for 2 of my "Home Airports" - One is my home the other is my Vacation Home.

KISP (ISP) -
Southwest (WN) - Adds SJU, MDW, ATL
Frontier (F9) - Adds CLT, DEN, LAS, CVG
American (AA) - Adds DCA, DFW, CLT
Spirit (NK) - Starts FLL, MCO, MYR Service
Norwegian (DY) - Starts DUB, LGW Service
Delta (DL) - Starts ATL, BOS Service
FedEx (FX) - Starts MEM Service (With some C208 Flights to surrounding area)
Amazon Prime Air - Starts CVG Service

TNCM (SXM) -
Norwegian (DY) - Starts PVD, FLL Service
Air France (AF) - Adds FDF, PTP Service (A329)
Avianca (AV) - Starts BOG Service
United (UA) - Adds IAH Service
Air Canada (AC) - Adds YYC Service
Southwest (WN) - Starts MCO, BWI Service
Condor (DE) - Starts SXF Service
Emirates (EK) - Starts DXB Service (Or atleast announcing it in 2018)
FedEx (FX) - Starts MEM Service
DHL - Starts CVG, CUR Service
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:18 pm

ADrum23 wrote:
Rafale9312 wrote:
ADrum23 wrote:
4. RDU: a European LCC, such as WOW or Condor, will come to town.


I'd add Norweigian to that list as it's been rumored to be on their list of destinations they would like to serve with their upcoming A321NeoLRs.

I'd say a China announcement would come, but RDU still needs to get the incentive money put together, get a new runway ready (the current 10000ft runway is nearing the end of it's life cycle), and amending the current agreement on frequencies/destinations between the U.S. and China, this will not come anytime soon.


DY is most certainly a possibility with the A321LR, but I don't know if DY will last. That's why I said they will only enter either DFW/IAH if they keep expanding and don't go out of business.

I think it will be a number of years before RDU (and similar airports such with long-term ambitions for TPAC, such as AUS, BNA, etc) gets TPAC service. I don't think the Asian carriers are ready to expand into mid-sized airports in the eastern portion of the US quite yet. However, what could make it happen sooner is if WN gets their heads out of the sand and starts codesharing with Asian carriers. That would make direct flights to Asia from places such as RDU, BNA, AUS, etc, more feasible.

klm617 wrote:
2018 will be a big year for Detroit addition wise as people will grow tired of the hassle of the mega hub and chose connecting over the smaller hubs instead.


What? That makes no sense. Why would most people connect when you have a plethora of nonstop options in DET?

If people in DET are truly tired of DL's megahub, then DL should dehub DET and build back up CVG.



I'm talking about ATL not DTW
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:19 am

SLC will add WestJet and either KE or DL to Seoul.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:09 am

jubguy3 wrote:
SLC will add WestJet and either KE or DL to Seoul.


Most DL hubs will probably see some sort of WS service added.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:19 am

cvgComair wrote:
My predictions:

CMH
- DL to SEA and/or SLC plus seasonal AMS or CDG
- B6 to BOS/FLL
- UA to SFO

TOL
- G4 to MYR

IND
- DL to SEA
- B6 to BOS/FLL
- G4 to PVD/EWR/DEN/LAX
- SY starts service

CVG
- SY starts service
- B6 to BOS/FLL
- DL to AUS
- DY to LGW and/or DE to FRA
- G4 to OAK/SAN/MKE/DFW/HOU/Caribbean
- F9 expands connecting banks, adds SEA/PDX/CLT/ORD/IAD/MSY
- AA to LAX and/or PHX, doubles seat number on existing routes
- WN to PHX/DEN/LAS/TPA

LUK
- UE adds BNA/MEM/PWK, replaces MMU with TEB


1. I don't think UE adds BNA unless the BNA-CVG on DL gets cut (which I pray it doesn't, but considering the loads, it looks like it is a matter of when, not if. Unless of course that route is similar to XNA and they operate it for business purposes).

2. I think there is a much better chance DL launches CVG-LHR than DY coming to CVG. DY would need a Dreamliner for CVG-LGW, since it is just outside of the MAX range. Plus, DY has bigger markets to tackle with long haul anyway. I also think the Cincinnati business community would prefer Heathrow over Gatwick too.

3. AA will likely also add CLT mainline to CVG next year.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:53 am

STL predictions:

Jetblue finally comes
Spirit still doesn't come.
BA announces to LHR.
WN adds another international destination.
Some surprise happens that isn't expected.
Hopefully the privatization talk dies.
BLV continues its quick growth
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 pm

IND:
AS- additional n/s destination, either seasonal PDX, or SAN, LAX
WN- year-round SAN/MSY/AUS/BNA, Sun-only SAT
DL-all mainline on MSP and RSW, plus the addition of SEA and a p2p route likely Sat-only(TPA, LAS, e.t.c)
B6-starting with BOS, FLL/MCO
SY-starting with MSP, RSW, DFW, or Caribbean
G4-LAX/DEN/RDU/BWI/SAN/EWR/Caribbean
AA-Increased service to DCA
J1-MEM and/or MKE
2018: ATL, BOS, CDG, DCA, DFW, DTW, EWR, HPN, JFK, IAD, IAH, IND, LAX, LGA, LHR, MIA, MSP, ORD, PHL, SAN, SJD, SLC, SFO, TPA, ZRH....Loading....
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:03 pm

Friday, February 23, 2018 is the date for IAG's full year results. I wonder if by then they will have confirmed their options for 7 A380 ceo's,

I also expect another set of cracking good financial results.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Friday, February 23, 2018 is the date for IAG's full year results. So here is my list, in addition to my earlier suggestion of a big Bombardier C Series order for a new Regio airline brand based outside the UK, and A319 replacement in due course.

I wonder if by then IAG will have confirmed their options for 7 new A380 ceo's for early delivery to enable a trickle down of capacity expansion to permit a slightly more aggressive future growth plan from all IAG airline brands. This would be investing in success with internal funds (not leases) before interest rate rise, as A380's may be set to have an exceptionally long service life.

If not A380s, then much more long haul capacity of a different sort, probably of A350-1000, whose delivery may be brought forward, but no more 787s and no 777-9s.

I also expect IAG to have another set of cracking good financial results with an increased dividend, whilst also increasing their huge cash pile.

I expect stability in the senior managements of their airline brands. A management team for LEVEL to be announced, with a competition for its 3rd base set in hand and a 4th and 5th planned. Naturally this implies new A330 orders, but this time for the NEO version, to be used initially by IB for their thinner long haul routes so releasing existing A330 ceo and or A340 capacity for LEVEL. If as expected Norwegian is caput, there will be the possibility for short term leased 787 capacity for a year or two at distressed prices.

On strategic growth by acquisition, IAG may find a large target with a competent management team before other international competitors have balance sheets to compete.

I also suggest IAG's unexpected support for a slightly shorter 3rd Runway at LHR with a revised landing fees formula agreed, with future provision for a 4th Runway to improve resilience, punctuality and with a major beneficial change to the passenger experience.

In this plan for LHR's future, an early duplication of IAG T5 capacity is quickly needed mainly to serve a specialist new short-mid haul, regional and domestic terminal, to release T5 and the existing two runways primarily for long haul. These LHR developments will benefit UK PLC, the London and South East bread basket, and most importantly every part of the four constituent nations of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Also major private investment to give long term certainty to the security of tenure of their JFK terminal, coupled with A380 compatibility, more floor space for a big growth of IAG frequencies, aircraft scale, passenger numbers and much better customer service.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:43 am

- Norwegian adds more USA destinations, mainly on the 737 MAX.
- EI announced new USA destinations for their A321LRs.
- More Cuba cuts.
- SXM and STT regain full levels of service.
- UA continues its aggressive intl expansion
- AA adds more TATL destinations from PHL
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:26 am

Some ideas I'm fairly confident about:
-DL adds CMH, IND, MCI or STL, and makes SNA mainline from SEA.
-UA makes LAX-SEA mainline and expands in LAX by a lot
-EI adds a new US destination, probably either DTW, CLE, or PIT
-DL adds some focus cities
-F9 continues their dartboard expansion, with ISP, PVD, SJC, and TPA being the new "focus cities"
-NK adds SLC, AUS, RDU
-WOW Air adds BUF, PHL, IAD with A321 and LAS and SEA with A330neo
-Norwegian adds new 737MAX service to the US and adds some new 787 cities, probably YYZ and WAS in the US and Germany in Europe
-AA adds something new from PHL, maybe CPH/ARN or MXP, plus making PDX year round and adding more mainline
-AS expands in SFO. Some ideas are DTW, STL, EUG, GEG, BUR, and BZN/BIL.
-HU applies for a ton of secondary China long haul service that has a low chance of succeeding
-WS expands to ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC, and SEA if the DL JV is approved
-Thai Airways announces US service
SEA, BWI, HNL, OGG, PHX, IAD, LIH; 717, 73G, 738, 739, A332; AS, HA, WN, UA
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:45 pm

TK will end ATL flights
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:35 am

MSY-DY will fulfill their promise to come in
STL- somebody will announce FRA after the Monsanto deal goes through (granted BA doesn't announce anything)
AUS-an unexpected carrier will add service from Europe
Smaller Colorado ski airports will see service to even more middle America medium-sized cities if MCI and AUS go well
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:38 am

Jshank83 wrote:
STL predictions:

Some surprise happens that isn't expected.
Hopefully the privatization talk dies.

1 Positive or negative surprise?
2 Iv not been hearing anything about the negatives of privatization. Have you heard any? I would like better transparency of the process more than anything else.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:16 am

stl07 wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
STL predictions:

Some surprise happens that isn't expected.
Hopefully the privatization talk dies.

1 Positive or negative surprise?
2 Iv not been hearing anything about the negatives of privatization. Have you heard any? I would like better transparency of the process more than anything else.


1. Positive surprise.
2. I have yet to see any way that privatization will be a good thing. All I see it is a way for the city to take more money out of the airport (right now the amount is capped). I also want to know how it will be better for the city when the company that takes over needs its piece of the pie. I want to know how they are going to bring in more extra money than they take out. The airport has been on a good run lately as is, so I don't see a need to change management. Transparency woud be nice in the process.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:27 am

PR will start flights from YVR to ORD.

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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:23 pm

Jshank83 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
STL predictions:

Some surprise happens that isn't expected.
Hopefully the privatization talk dies.

1 Positive or negative surprise?
2 Iv not been hearing anything about the negatives of privatization. Have you heard any? I would like better transparency of the process more than anything else.


1. Positive surprise.
2. I have yet to see any way that privatization will be a good thing. All I see it is a way for the city to take more money out of the airport (right now the amount is capped). I also want to know how it will be better for the city when the company that takes over needs its piece of the pie. I want to know how they are going to bring in more extra money than they take out. The airport has been on a good run lately as is, so I don't see a need to change management. Transparency woud be nice in the process.

That is true. I also can't see/have heard anything positive. Luckily there hasn't been much chatter about this for a while now.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:18 pm

Okay, here are my thoughts:

1. Norwegian. It would be a mixed bag, they would slow down their TATL expansions in attempted to concentrate on their new Argentine operations. However, while their long-haul services to Europe do well, their short-haul flops against local rival Flybondi. Possible new services to the Spanish and Portuguese islands, e.g. Madeira or Gran Canaria from the US.
2. Due to the success of LEVEL and other LHLCC like Norwegian, Scoot, and AirAsia X. I think Joon would fail due to a lack of focus. One of the US3 may be secretly working on LHLCC themselves, possibly a Song or Ted revival? :stirthepot:
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:56 pm

QF will expand to ORD and expand DFW & SFO
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:26 am

-PHX will start long-wanted service to NRT.
-DY will start many new routes to the US, including either PHX, DFW, or IAH.
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:12 am

PHX:
-JAL to NRT
-AA to CDG, CRP, SUN, RDU, and CVG
-WN to PVR and SJD
-AS to LAX and SAN
 
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Re: Air Service Predictions for 2018

Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Here are my humorous predictions first:
DL moves 200 daily flights from ATL to DTW, 50 from MSP to DTW and reduces BOS flying. Half of Airliners goes parading in the streets, the other half goes on strike.
DL declares victory in its battle against the Gulf Carriers, buying a 49% stake in EY, launching flights from ATL-Abu Dhabi and taking over its A380s.
DTW is the world's fastest growing airport.
Southwest launches regional E175 subsidiary and serves 20 new markets. BWI, LAS, MDW, DEN, MCO, and PHX officialy are termed "hubs".
UA buys 100 A321neo's, cancels 737-10 order, buys E190s from B6, AA.
UA announces plans to increase Denver and Houston to 600 daily flights and ORD to 800 flights while taking over AA's CLT hub.
AA goes out of buisness after its customers find out they hate the new B737-8 MAX. ORD and CLT go to UA, PHL and MIA to B6, DFW, NYC, and LAX to DL. PHX to AS.
F9 and NK merge into "We Hate You" Air, launch "we hate you the most" ad campaign.
AS and B6 merge into AmericaBlue Air.
UA orders 12 A380neo's
AC orders the A380
Republic launches a standalone Virgin America Midwest 2.0 with QR shareholding and its dormant CSeries order.
Indigo (India) orders 450 A320neo
Ryanair America launches with 737 MAX 200's, it goes out of business its first day out of media firestorm that it secretly flew with only one pilot on each flight. O'Leary is fired, and Alitalia buys the European Ryanair, as it also buys 30 A380s for its long-haul operations and services to DTW, CLE, PIT, MKE, and 2x A380 to CMH!

Not really for any of these....!
Hope you find them funny!
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