Sucks to be the airport manager at Worcester right now...
Not really as big a deal as you might think. Massport runs the airport and pretty much all service at ORH in recent years has been a political favor. If anything the near complete collapse of revenue from parking, concessions, and rental car fees at BOS is going to be much higher on their list of problems.
why SRQ for B6? Florida routes have been staying in high demand, and what has been left once schedules were paired down, goes out full. the TPA/SRQ/RSW corridor is in the top 10 fastest growing counties for the past few years. Transplants are high from B6 territory and yes TPA is near so is RSW on the south end, but when you live here, you realize they are not at all ideal, and enough traffic "was" going thru each airport to justify service to all. B6 served LGA/JFK/EWR & BOS from SRQ and their TPA numbers were worse than SRQ, so this is a head scratcher.
There's still a quarantine in effect for travelers from NY/NJ/CT to Florida and demand to SRQ is weak in the summer to begin with. The network an airline can feasibly operate when demand is down by 90% is different than the one they'd operate when demand is down by 10%.
Looks like SY wants to drop PDX. If true, that comes as a surprise since I thought SunWorld was fooling around with the idea of growing Portland. Even though they seem to have recently cut some of the PDX routes, and the drop is temporary, to go all the way from Key or Focus city to complete drop is unexpected.
Um, you do realize that the choices SY faces right now are about keeping the lights on rather than future growth prospects?
It is interesting that Southwest evidently didn't apply for permission to drop any cities. I guess they are trying to share/show the "Luv" for all of their remaining service points, and I suppose they are the one airline with the largest cash reserves so they can most afford such a strategy.
I was also surprised that WN didn't ask to drop any markets, but then again no current WN market is in the new list of airports which the big 3 may drop now, either.