I get that Albany is quite small and BUF is no large town, but I am shocked there isn't a greater demand for ALB-BUF.
US was running mainline on the route up until the late 90s, and even after had a decent schedule on Dash-8s. Its a little over a 4 hour drive, and you can't really realistically make a day trip without leaving in the early morning. I doubt that new airport regulations specifying that pax show up early killed it, plus you can literally show up 30 minutes prior to departure at ALB/BUF without bags because the security lines are rarely long.
I'm surprised WN didn't try the route out when they entered both ALB and BUF in 2000. While they would never get into the route today, I am just surprised the demand is that low.
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