|Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 65):|
Other than 1x daily ATL-GRU, my guess is the entire ATL-Brazil network will be moved south to MCO.
Within 3 months I expect we'll hear ATL-GIG going to MCO-GIG.
I doubt it. Even with the softening of Brazil's economy, I suspect ATL
is sufficiently large and powerful a hub to sustain a flight to GIG
Could we possibly see BSB
shift entirely to MCO
? Maybe. It is true that MCO
plus the cities that can connect through it likely cover the vast majority of U.S.-BSB
O&D. Although, even with that, I still contend Delta may want to keep BSB
(and certainly GIG
) plugged into the ATL
hub at least on alternating days with the MCO
flight - like they apparently look to have BSB
In addition, Delta going "all in" on MCO
with respect to non-GRU
Brazil also strikes me as fairly risky given the lower-yielding component of the MCO
market, and the fact that, somewhat as a result, the MCO
-Brazil market is (a) heavily Brazil-originating, and therefore (b) naturally advantaged towards Brazilian carriers which are (c) pouring tons of capacity in there and (d) making the market quite competitive.