Looks like nothing new for CMH, though CMH-OAK remains on the map, so I'm guessing it was just a temporary victim of the Winter pulldown like STL was.
I'm just curious is anyone knows what the background or reasoning for this route is? I've always thought it was kind of random.
By the way, I mean that as no disrespect to Columbus. I actually love that city.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Only CMH flight to the bay area. OAK is a WN "hub" so they can also filter west coast connections through it. I figure that gets them enough traffic for the route.
Exactly. CMH had two dailies to LAX (AA, DL), but nothing to the Bay Area since UA never started a SFO nonstop (in spite of adding literally every surrounding major city, including those with preexisting SFO flights, which never made sense to me), so CRAA tied up with WN for OAK. It initially had revenue guarantees behind it but local media says it's unclear as to whether or not they were ever used or if the route was able to support itself as WN publicly said they thought it could.
As you suggested, there are connection opportunities there, which probably does enough to make it viable. I've searched SAN, LAS, and SEA in recent years for trips and OAK connections were offered for all three.
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B717/722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST