iFlyDTW wrote:thedetroitpole wrote:From what I've observed, NK is very optimistic about DTW, which it remains it's 2nd and only 1 of 2 "hubs". SAN I believe will happen this year for the winter season on the A321 (sharklets), SAN is a huge hole in DTW's market when you relate to PDEW and the route being a monopoly, AAG would likely be the 3rd carrier on SAN. It would be the opposite for PDX, I think Alaska would do PDX on the A319, and then NK would jump into it, that's the trend I'm observing after adding OAK and SEA. PHX is less likely because of F9 already being in it. BDL would be an A319 easily, EWR could be an A321. I'm remaining optimistic that we will see more additions this year including BNA or AUS on the A32S, that's no question.iFlyDTW wrote:This whole statements makes much sense. NK can do so much at DTW, they seem to have done well targeting markets with large amounts of PDEW, MCI and MSY were failures when they first started, but they continue to mature, same goes for BWI and PHL, they need time to mature. They will never be MCO or LAX, but they will eventually perform better. I recently embarked on Spirit to Tampa and it was a great ride. I believe you have mentioned BDL, EWR and SAN as being the next few routes for NK, but what about PHX or PDX?NK extended the booking schedule and we have gotten OAK, MYR, BOS and MSP into November, I think this year NK will do MSP year round for sure, I'm not sure about BOS, OAK is too new to tell but it's already been upgauge to an A321 this summer, and MYR has no chance of staying through the holiday season. We also may be seeing some end of summer and winter adds coming up soon too, rumors are strong about SAN.
Detroit is not a hub for Spirit it's just a focus city like LAS,ORD,DFW and IAH and has about as many flights as a lot of the NK stations. The only true Spirit hub is FLL