I posted reasons why BOS
wouldn't be the greatest idea are here:
Interview With Incoming B6 CEO
To sum it up O+D is 200-275 PDEW. DL
only flies one daily in winter - that has to tell you something.
Wouldn't you rather compete for the 1200 PDEW on BOS
or the 600-700 PDEW on BOS
. It would be easier to fill 2-3 E-190's, 2 A320's, or a mix of both off those numbers (probably higher for ATL
). International connections (EK, TK
etc.) would do better in those markets as well.
No its the size of the O+D market for BOS
. They had an opening in DTW
-a much larger market that they could steal pax from and they framed it with their "connect to EK
" spiel. They don't care what Delta does though as you will see below DL
could drive them off BOS
with little effort.
What can DL
, increase BOS
, and make BOS
year-round and bleed $$$?
and get into it with other carriers?
Lose money running BOS
/NAS during summer? Oh wait they already did that. I didn't see the PLS
flight approach 400 all summer.
I would expect a stronger response for MSP
will go crazy on Florida routes and add BOS
. Possibly convince VS
to cut interline agreement unless its really helping the bottom line.
= This is a wild card. They may actually be hoping B6
enters and drives WN
off. They may run a season BOS
flight just throw a hissy-fit
= I think they just soften prices and keep BOS
at 2 frequencies all year until B6
gives up. It will be a good year for those looking to get a ski trip into Snowbird or BYU
students that got an internship in Boston.