The link to their big news today of 30 new routes.http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetb ... wsid=69352
It will be interesting how they get enough mint aircraft for the new service. I'd imagine it won't stay at 3x to LAX and 2x to SFO. Especially if they chase AS off those routes as I expect, they should be able to support at least what VX had there. Maybe they can reconfigure some of the all-core A321CEOs to be mint config.
Other than that, their moves at EWR seems to be going after a lot of markets that WN left vacant. On top of what they added, other domestic market that would make sense (have leisure demand + no dominant legacy presence) are BNA, MSY, RDU and ACK/MVY.
PHL was a big surprise for me. Maybe it's something they can build on once they start attracting more NJ/PA customers with their increased EWR presence. Not sure. Even with AA cutting back, there is a lot of pressure from ULCCs + some WN presence. The great thing about EWR is that ULCC presence is quite small and WN is non-existent.
MCO-SFO was a surprise also. If they are intent on filling all the transcons that WN abandoned from MCO. They should add MCO-SAN next.
Now that they are adding service to 3 of their largest holes out of JFK, just taking a look at which are their largest domestic holes out of JFK. Now that slots no longer seem to be an issue, they should be less constrained on what to add.
According to PDEW from Q3 of 2019, the largest domestic market they are not serving are and their overall ranking.
34 to 38. PIT, CVG, CMH, IND, MCI
Largest beyond perimeter unserved route
So the most obvious one to add back is CLT. Never should've cut it. I think it's an easy route to bring back at 2x daily. DC probably doesn't make sense given the continued growth of amtrak options. I'm not sure CLE/PIT would work from JFK. Beyond that, it seems like STL/CVG/CMH/IND/SAT are all places they should add if they are going to fly there from BOS.
If they can just add JFK-CLT, TATL flights and maybe a couple of more places like STL/IND, I think they are going to attract a lot more business clients and ff in tristate area. If they can get some LGA slots, maybe they can add LGA-ORD/CLE/PIT.