Fargo wrote:Midwestindy wrote:Jumpstart conference is next week in Nashville, as a result they have a sizable piece on BNA with some interesting info:
http://cdn1.pps-publications.com/anna-a ... index.html
"From an international standpoint, our current interests include Asia, specifically Tokyo, as well as additional destinations in Europe, such as cities in France and Germany"
"For domestic targets, we are focused on more services to the west coast where we see growing demand, including Sacramento and Orange County, as well as increased service to Portland, San Diego, and Phoenix. We hear Hawaii has nice beaches as well, hints Powell."
I don’t take too much stock in these kind of statements, but here is my analysis
1. DL to CDG or AMS I now feel is inevitable, but it won’t be launched until the Sky Club is expanded. After that, I have trouble seeing where else in Europe BNA could get nonstops too. Maybe VS if enough demand ever arises for a second LON flight. I’d love to see LH to FRA, but the small UA presence here and a lack of a Club hinders that effort IMO.
2. TYO, it will be interesting to see what happens, but the lack of a 10,000 ft+ n/s runway may be a hinderance in the short term. Once they lengthen 2L/20R to 12,000 ft, then that becomes more likely. However, BNA also has to compete with the likes of IND, RDU, AUS, etc.
3. Domestically, once the MAX issues are past and things get back to normal, WN will likely add the CA cities mentioned if they are serious about making BNA a megastation like some on here claim. Believe it or not, I do believe AA will jump on BNA-PHX eventually if they really want more PHX service.
4. Hawaii ain’t happening anytime soon unless HA starts an aggressive expansion into mid-sized markets east of the Rocky Mountains, not sure why that was brought up.
Per your comments, I think once the DL to wherever in Europe happens, maybe seasonal Condor to FRA. At one time I think FI or WW, would have happened, but it seems that bubble has burst. TYO is the flight I would love to see with JL. Likely not daily, but it would be interesting.
I'd also agree that the return of the MAX will let WN expand. Hawaii? That would be a shocker.