|Quoting LHPDX (Reply 48):|
Can Portland truly serve two international flights to Europe at this time? Beside incentives (PDX is not the only airport offering incentives), what is it about Portland that made Northwest decide to start this new service over other city candidates? I'm also curious to know what other cities NWA was considering?
If the PDX-Europe market is indeed tight (as I'm inclined to believe the addition of this service will prove it to be), NW might like their odds up against LH, especially given their AS/QX codeshare. If it comes down to their being only one carrier serving the market, I won't be surprised if it's NW. Let's hope both fish can swim in the pond.