F27500 wrote:ORD, ATL, Washington (IAD/DCA), DTW ... yes. . but not on Avelo. Those cities would need to be tackled from HVN by the legacies strongest in those cities. Not Avelo. UA to ORD .. DL to ATL .. UA to IAD .. DL to DTW .. the O&D alone to those cities would no way work from HVN.
Really such a shame about AA leaving HVN too. I connected at DCA a couple of weeks ago on AA and saw nonstops to a a slew of places that surprised me .. PFN, MGM, ACK, MVY, HXD, ECP, BGR, LAN, CAK, JAN. I stood there looking at the screen thinking that HVN really should be there. I hope AA looks again at HVN in the future and reconsiders. Even if its just to that mess that is PHL .. but better .. CLT, DCA or ORD.
I know some might think I am talking about a conspiracy theory, but why did the state fight so hard against HVN extending it's runway? I have no proof or have not heard anything along those lines but why have UA and DL avoided HVN? AA proved CRJ-700's and E-170 and E-175 work off HVN's runway and both UA and DL have plenty in their fleets. AA even used a CRJ-200 to CLT for a while. I saw a breakdown of where flyers in the metro New Haven go to board a flight and it showed 29% go to BDL. The state has motive and now with Avelo coming to HVN starting with 15 weekly flights, that will be felt by BDL and the director of BDL has said both airports should coordinate flights. I never heard of anything like that at other airports. PVD does not coordinate with BOS, BWI does not coordinate with IAD and so on. They all have their markets based on distance. HVN has New Haven and Bridgeport and BDL has Hartford and Springfield as its nearest markets.
When HVN had 3 Dash-8's to PHL, the state was happy with that minimal service. Now we are talking about a huge jump in daily flights on mainline planes seating 147 passengers.
For decades I have used HVN, it's closer and offers a hassle free travel experience. I hope HVN can secure service from DL to ATL and UA to ORD. In 32 days we will see Avelo at HVN and it seems the LCC are the ones growing rapidly. For all in HVN's market, I hope all goes well with Avelo and more airlines will come to HVN.