No you shouldn’t as SFO lacks the demand volume to Africa which LAX had some what. So if LAX couldn’t sustain itself then SFO has no chance.
I foresee ORD being a poor route performer for them too as it’s mainly low yield VFR traffic on this route whilst at least IAD and IAH will have decent premium.
SFO might just do ok, bigger Star hub and lots of money as well as one of the larger Ethiopian/Eritrean populations in US.
Denver is a large Star hub and wealthy people live there? Why no ET flight to Denver? So why would SFO "just do ok" when LAX can't sustain its current ET service? LA has the second largest Ethiopian diaspora in the US (~96,000), and the Bay area isn't even mentioned in talk of US Ethioian/Eritrean diaspora, so I am curious why you think SFO would even be remotely viable?
The whole "LA has the 2nd largest Ethiopian community" phrase needs to die because its false.
Below is a list of the largest Ethiopian communities in the US per government estimates. Below that is a list of the total African populations and below that is the list of Ethiopian Immigrants by Metro Area that immigrated in 2017.
1. Washington DC: 53,076 people
2. Minneapolis: 22,302
3. Seattle: 17,573
4. Atlanta: 16,520
5. Dallas: 10889
6. Los Angeles: 9479
7. Las Vegas: 7501
8. San Francisco: 6520
9. Houston: 6285
10. New York: 6021
1. NYC MSA: 257,372 people
2. DC MSA: 202,823 people
3. Dallas MSA: 91,039 people
4. Minneapolis MSA: 87,673 people
5. Atlanta MSA: 87,211 people
6. Houston MSA: 82,623 people
7. Boston MSA: 76,602 people
8. Los Angeles MSA: 73,601 people
9. Philadelphia MSA: 58,203 people
10. Chicago MSA: 55,657 people
Number of Ethiopians that immigrated per metro area in 2017 (it should be pointed out while the two lists above are governmental estimates-accurate with a 5% margin of error, the numbers below are perfect to the single person as the government tracks these very closely)
Las Vegas: 550
Columbus, OH: 359
Los Angeles: 273
San Francisco: 267https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statist ... rbook/2017
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