If they announce their markets before they are certified, other carriers could use it to jump into the markets. That's why carriers don't announce service until they are ready to sell tickets. Yes, they know what markets they plan to serve, and they've already selected at least one ground service provider. From an insider at GAT, they've got contracts for 5 cities. Couldn't get the 5 cities out of my source.
Take a look at some of the places GAT is hiring.
One city that no airline currently uses GAT is PIT.
Other key places thy are hiring is CHS and RIC (hiring all same positions as PIT.
Some I can’t tell because they currently serve airlines are MSY, JAN (Jackson, MS), ECP, JAX, SDF, and Mobile.
If you go to https://www.gatags.com/careers/
and look at the open positions it defiantly looks like some new airline is coming to RIC and PIT based on the positions they are recruiting. I hope we know soon where Breeze will fly.
I was considering this tonight, and what Neelman said about “Secondary cities to secondary cities” came back to me.
What airport has direct beach access, fairly easy access to Disney and Orlando, as well as being very near a cruise port, and is considered to be “Underserved?”.
Or more precisely, Melbourne Orlando International, which recently landed TUI flights from Europe. A little research shows several recruiting ads for airport support personnel “hiring urgently”, and Menzies looking for fuelers. Definitely underutilized, with six jetways, and a couple of ground boarding gates, plus an International gate. And much less expensive to operate from than MCO, or even SFB. And an Embraer Corporate Maint Base on the other side of the field.
They announced a $61 million dollar terminal Reno and expansion in September.
No head’s up competition to anywhere, and a known quantity to northeast travelers. With the Disney Magical Express buses to MCO ending, but the buses to the cruise port continuing, it ads even more intrigue in my mind.
And then I remembered this:
“The Walt Disney Company is about to enter the domestic aviation travel industry! Starting in 2021, The Disney Company will acquire smaller regional airlines to focus it’s operations on offering flights out of Orlando to and from major airport hubs including Detroit, Chicago, LaGuardia, and LAX. ...
The airlines will be “wrapped” with famous Marvel and princess themes to help celebrate your big trip. Disney is to stay competitive with rates that are just as affordable as South West Airlines and United. One perk that passengers can look forward to is if your staying at an onsite Disney resort within 48 hours of your flight, your first bag is checked free of charge for every passenger.” Remember hoe Eastern used to do it, on the “ Official” Disney flights?
Airports such as ISP, PHF, GYY, PTK, SWF, TTN, ENW, etc would fit in very well with this concept, with access to both the park, and the cruises.https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/arc ... in-orlando
The more I consider this, especially considering the Brightline expansion to Disney in the works, the more sense it makes....
Now would be great time to start up, with little profit pressure expectation for the next two years, getting the systems and procedures in place to make it all work.