Contour’s big draw (and soon SkwC as well) big draw is the ability to get to primary hubs, and that magical 10,000 pax number that opens up the ability to get more Fed money for improvements and subsidies.
As Jshanks83 said, OWB nor MWA has ever had issued getting over 10K.
MWA has been at 10K+ since 2012 (Cape Air started in 2009), and has continuously gotten 10K save for some years...
2013-10,471 (Best year recorded since Cape Air took over)
OWB's 2019 Numbers-18,421
Agreed on primary hubs...but the lack of codeshare for earning Miles between Contour and SKCW isn't going to help....
In addition, Contour has got to get their reservation system fixed so it can communicate well between Contour and American.
I am happy to see MWA is getting Chicago as it benefits me, but I am worried we will see the continued complaints and cancellations...
Time will tell!