According to enilria's weekly OAG thread, UA has jumped onto CMH-SFO at 1x daily starting in June!!
A very smart move on their part, and not at all a bad trade IMO for losing the previously daily WN CMH-OAK. Very happy to see they moved so quickly into the market, and congrats to CRAA who I'm sure was lobbying for this as well
Edit - Searching on UA's site, the flight appears to start 6/7 with the following schedule
UA 1585, CMH-SFO
dep CMH, 705A
arr SFO, 905A
UA 1608, SFO-CMH
dep SFO, 1030p
arr CMH, 608a
An announcement this big for CMH being relegated to a hush/hush blurb on an OAG thread? I would have figured CMH would have been trumpeting this one as loudly as the AS to SEA announcement in August. Oh well, at-least this the second major for CMH in the past two months.
So, after hearing from several different folks that TATL is not coming in the foreseeable future, what is next for CMH? Thoughts?
I think it's all based on where it's discovered and the timing. We picked up on F9's return in an OAG thread, with an announcement by the airport either later that day or sometime the next (can't remember which, I just remember I flew out that day and saw a banner after seeing the thread that morning). Keep in mind it's a Sunday night. They might still have something coming.
As for what's next, you can break it out by airline:
AA- All the dots are pretty well covered, though they're adding a second LAX next month. Upgauges?
AC- I don't see much here.
AS- Adding SEA. I think UA just threw the block on them opening SFO someday.
DL- Adding SLC, though I doubt we'll get SEA from them. And, as we've discussed plenty, AMS (which I've heard is still on DL's radar). Maybe some IND-style year-round P2P (MCO?)
F9- Adding PBI. They might have some surprises at some point. Who saw AUS coming? Or SAT? ...or PBI?
G4- I thought I saw they were dropping MSY and AUS, but they're putting up decent numbers. Maybe those come back or they add others once they build the fleet back up?
NK- They'd be who I'd look to for SAN. Beyond that, who knows? Trashing yields to hubs?
UA- SFO pretty well wraps it up for them, too. Again, bigger metal across the network?
WN- SAN could work here, too. They'd also be the most likely to try some of the more random-sounding dots like MCI and MKE.
B6 is the only domestic airline CMH is missing and I'm starting to doubt that's going to happen. Outside of a WW/FI/DY, I can't see any other notable entrants.
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