bigred10k wrote:The Cincinnati companies that need non-stop service to cities have long since decided to charter flights, have access their own planes, or otherwise deal with potential connecting flights if non-stops aren't available or the timing of a single non-stop doesn't work. Adding a number of Breeze flights from CVG to tourist destinations isn't going to move the needle and bring Chiquita back to Cincinnati from Charlotte or lure other companies to the Cincinnati region. Bringing back CVG-CDG wouldn't either.
Let’s just accept everything you wrote here as truth. Same would apply to every other airport in Ohio if that were the case.
bigred10k wrote:Also I disagree with your comments that these would all be low paying jobs. Look at the good results for the Dayton economy by having PSA Airlines headquartered there. If enough flights are added, there is the potential for additional jobs above and beyond the ground staff at the airports. Adding a pilot, maintenance, and/or crew bases in one of these cities to support an operation like Breeze would mean better paying jobs, and its reasonable to assume that they would choose to live near the airport. That then means they are going to be spending their paychecks at other local businesses, restaurants, etc. So doing this in CVG vs. actually investing in an Ohio airport would make little sense when Ohio taxpayer dollars are being used.
Um no? Absolutely is not the case that the numerous CVG-based pilots, FAs, and mechanics all only live in Kentucky. And in reverse do you think any Kentucky tax-payer investment at CVG doesn’t benefit Ohio at all? CVG is Cincinnati's airport. Unless you’re broadly questioning the wisdom of investing any tax dollars into air service, investing in air service to the gateway of your second-largest metro area makes every bit of sense.