Midwestindy wrote:BNAMealer wrote:Midwestindy wrote:
10 years is a verrrry long time, I think we'll definitely see TPAC flights from midsized markets before 2025.
AUS, IND, BNA, and e.t.c rank very high in terms of largest unserved asia markets, and this also isn't accounting for IND, BNA, and AUS bleed to ORD, ATL, and IAH.
FWIW, I'm hearing the same rhetoric from the airports and local communities as the 1-2 years before these midsized airports landed TATL flights. I think Corporate demand is there (or close to it), it is a matter of getting the right service for the market size.
Btw, let's make that AUS-IND n/s happen daily!
We do have to keep in mind Europe is easier to operate from these markets than Asia, as there is more demand. I do think mid-sized market TPAC will happen, but outside of AUS, I don’t think the business case is there quite yet.
Yes Europe is easier, but that doesn't change whether airport authorities believe they are close to a nonstop flight announcement
On the Austin part, maybe I'm being dense, but Austin seems to lean more towards Europe than Asia compared to the BNA & IND areas with the exception of the large Samsung operation. Furthermore, the AUS-Asia market hasn't been growing as much as you might think: https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news ... s_headline
The article you cited specifically stated 2021 is a good bet for AUS TPAC service, plus, the top unserved long haul destinations are Tokyo and Seoul, even ahead of Paris. Austin’s large “Silicon Valley-esqe” tech presence and larger catchment area make it ripe for an Asian nonstop.
Anyway, I can’t speak for IND, but in BNA’s case, I don’t think we are quite there yet. Outside of Bridgestone and Nissan, what business demand is there? Plus, my indication from the latest master plan meetings seemed to be the runway extension needed to do Asia nonstops is at least 5 years away, further complicating the process.