PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:SteveXC500 wrote:enilria wrote:**DL LNK-MSP AUG 3>0 SEP 3>0 OCT 3>0 NOV 3>0 DEC 3>0 JAN 3>0 FEB 3>0 MAR 3>0 APR 3>0
Well, this was supposed to be temporary, but it sure looks permanent. This would make for a perm closure of LNK by DL as they already dropped ATL. Only UA flies DEN and ORD out of LNK.
Can anyone confirm if this is truly permanent?
They have removed the flights for sale through the end of schedule in the affected markets but that does not necessarily mean it is a permanent station closure.
DL has not publically indicated anything one way or another but I don't think they are going to be too quick to render stations "permanently" closed until they get better data on how demand continues to recover.
As covered in some of the other threads, many of these markets seem like they should return, particularly a market like BGR & ASE where the tourism, national parks, and ski resorts will see their demand return in the seasons ahead. Markets like LNK, FNT, CAK are also likely to return. Its not like the University of Nebraska is going away.
There could be something contractual and/or employment related with why or how they pulled everything from the future schedules.
Now, if you see them remove all signage from check-in counters and gate areas that isn't a good sign. If I were the airport director at these places, I'd certainly want them to keep that stuff up on the wish/hope/prayer they come back.
Nothing is ever permanent in this industry......
Thanks. That makes sense, for sure. I fly MSP-LNK a few times per year...blasted CRJ but its almost ALWAYS full. UNL certainly uses DL quite a bit.