I really dont get the obsession with JetBlue coming in and doing Boston-Indianapolis.
I mean, if they want to, that's fine, just not sure why. Delta and Southwest aren't exactly setting new records on the route
BOS-IND is one of DL's best performing eastern US routes out of BOS
Average fares for Q2
DL BOS-MSY $128 (DL) *limited time service
DL BOS-PIT $133 (DL)
DL BOS-BUF $133 (DL)
DL BOS-CHS $157 (DL)
DL BOS-RIC $165 (DL)
DL BOS-JAX $186 (DL)
DL BOS-FLL $189 (DL)
DL BOS-MCI $195 (DL)
DL BOS-BNA $197 (DL)
DL BOS-RDU $203 (DL)
DL BOS-MIA $205 (DL)
DL BOS-ATL $209 (DL)
DL BOS-TPA $220 (DL)
DL BOS-DTW $226 (DL)
DL BOS-MCO $232 (DL)
DL BOS-MKE $239 (DL)
DL BOS-CMH $246 (DL)
DL BOS-AUS $250 (DL)DL BOS-IND $253 (DL)
DL BOS-MSP $259 (DL)
DL BOS-CVG $282 (DL)
The flights do well LF wise as well, with LFs between 80-90%
It only makes sense for B6 to come in and try to weaken DL's position on the route. I am sure there are also some corporate entities on the BOS side pushing B6 to add this as well.
BOS is almost always the first market B6 looks to add when opening up new cities especially east of the mississippi, and BOS is the market they are most focussed on growing. With JFK limited slot wise, and the recent cutbacks on midwest/mid east flying from FLL, I would expect B6 to add BOS before anything else.
If want some variety, you have to look for Southwest or Delta for anything decent, unless you're happy with 2 weekly sometimes throughout the year service on Allegiant or Frontier.
But by all means, let's care about the IND airport but then cheer for another airline to come in to knock off service on another carrier that seems to show some care for the service they provide here.
Not really pertinent to the Jetblue thread, but I'll take a stab at this one.
What has WN done for IND? In the past year they added 1xweekly service to AUS and CUN (routes that IND already has 2 carriers on), but at the same time cut LGA/EWR, DCA, and cut back BOS and LAX. They don't even run IND-SAN for more than 2 months a year, a market with close to 200 PDEW. You can even argue that the main reason they are still on IND-BOS is to throw a block on B6, and hurt DL.
If WN is as caring to the IND market as you alude to, then they will stick by the IND-BOS service if B6 adds it.