Do you think anyone might come in and start DEN-EWR so it’s not a United monopoly route?
F9 is about the only one that makes much sense to me. I can’t see DL or AA running it.
Yeah pretty much. Although WN currently flies EWR-AUS and DL just made AUS a focus city. I could see DL flying EWR-AUS on A220s in the future considering they fly them already on EWR-DTW/MSP. That and with the M88/M90 retirements, EWR-ATL is getting upgraded to mostly 738s during the fall.
Sad to see WN leave EWR after being there for less than 10 years. I would bet all those gates in A-1 will be the LCC satellite at EWR with that oddball DL gate in B-1 for Spirit consolidated to that wing as well.
I don't blame southwest for leaving EWR, the NY airports are horrible and costs run super high. They do a MAX problem and this helps
The MAX is just an excuse for EWR being a dog for them. To me with LGA having so much more competition and WN essentially being let into EWR after UA/CO merged, it's surprising that they haven't been able to make ops work out there. The only thing I can think of is the fact that WN has changed up routes quite a few times over the last 5 years that they've come off as quite indecisive as to their overall strategy there.
That said, EWR seems to becoming more and more niche as time goes on. Take how DL has completely dumped EWR-AMS/CDG and is focusing more on domestic routes like EWR-BOS/RDU for instance.