What are your 2017 predictions for PDX?
PDX-MIA will be announced.
A new PDX-Asia route will be announced. My guess is JL to NRT, KE to ICN or CX to HKG.
PDX-CDG summer seasonal will be announced on DL.
DL will go year round on PDX-HNL.
BA announces PDX-LHR.
AS adds PDX-DEN/PHL/IAD/ABQ/MKE.
I do hope DL goes year round with PDX-HNL.
I also see Icelandair going year round with their service along with Condor.
EK: I wonder if they will ever come to Portland?
I am sill going to expect a PEK-PDX flight on HU at some point, KE would also be a good match for PDX. As long as DL maintains the NRT flight, I'd be surprised if there were any push for an additional service. The DL flight pays for itself in O/D traffic, connections are just gravy.
I'd be very surprised about DL to CDG, there is just too much European build up to/from PDX durig the summer & the TATL is very seasonal to/from PDX.
DL will remain a connection in Seattle or Los Angeles to Hawaii, they aren't interested in fighting out a 3 way battle for lower fares to HNL, with HA & AS. When they fly for two weeks over the Holiday season, they are just shooting fish in a barrel at that point.
AS will ad two of those mentioned cities by end of year 2017 to PDX, that I know of.
New 175 routes are announced, MKE/ABQ/DEN/TUS come to mind
*Hawaiian adds 2nd HNL flight using A321neo.
*American adds PDX-MIA year round.
*Southwest goes year round or Alaska adds PDX-Baltimore.
If HA adds any PDX service on a 321neo, it'll be OGG-PDX, as AS currently is operating 2 non-stops a day & are unchallenged on the route. IMO, BWI is on the AS radar for PDX.
Does anything think HA will add Maui again anytime soon?
And does anyone else foresee additional flights to Mexico? Maybe Mexico City? Or just additional flights to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, or even see Cancun?
Yes, it is a forgone conclusion that HA will return to the OGG-PDX marketonce the 321neo's arrive. The three cities PDX needs service to in Mexico are already all served. If SEA can't support a MEX n/s, neither will PDX. I have heard AS has considered seasonal PDX-CUN flights, not sure if that'll ever happen, but just maybe by Nov 2017.
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