Trk1 wrote:If they average 5 people per day (which they will not) hardly justifies a non-stop flight.
I was figuring the UH-Oxford joint venture might, over the course of a year, add a couple of plane-loads to total traffic. Coupled with the Clinic's growing business as their London hospital gets going in 2020 (2021 opening), the market increase is starting to be a meaningful additive number. Plus the Clinic's AUH operation is expanding by 30% this year and could neatly push traffic through LHR. No, I'm not counting on any single event or organization to justify the flight; but in aggregate, there should be a good bit more CLE-LHR business demand in the near future than there was when the flight was cancelled.
BA, a likely candidate for the market, has numerous UK domestic flights using up LHR slots; so slots aren't a problem in that airline's case. Looking at their recent US adds, CLE has to be on their 2020 watch list.