From the OAG thread:"NK LBE-MYR MAY 0.0>1.4[1.0] JUN 0>1.4[1.0] JUL 0>1.4[1.0] AUG 0>1.4[1.0]"
That's a pretty good increase in capacity from LBE, twice daily to MYR on some days.
Also, WN will be 6x weekly this summer instead of 1x daily last year.
I don’t think we’ll ever find out why this route struggles on every carrier imaginable. I’ll stick with my theory that the market would rather connect despite the numbers supporting a nonstop and whatever demand there is to LA is fragmented amongst other SoCal airports.
I think the passengers would always rather have the nonstop, but the legacies would want to have them connect unless one of them gets serious about the market. There really aren't many carriers left to give this route a shot. Pretty much only DL (our best option) and AS (unlikely).
I had a random crazy left field thought about a month ago. What about Hawaiian? Crazy thought, but consider a few things:
-They have been slowly but surely been expanding to the eastern US (first JFK, now BOS)
-They have 18 A321neo's on the way and currently use them on LIH/KOA-LAX. What about having that aircraft continue to PIT to serve LAX-PIT?
-The way the ACAA has been handing out money, Hawaiian could get an incentive to offer this service as long as it is a "direct" service onward to LIH or KOA (same plane and flight number beyond LAX). By offering an incentive for the Hawaii tag the ACAA might be able to get away without offering the same to WN and NK.
-The major tour operators could get on board
Not gonna happen, but would be so cool from an enthusiast point of view to see them other than when the Raiders are in town (if they still use Hawaiian). Fun to think about anyway.