|Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 78):|
Since the new UA guy came in, he's gone pretty crazy adding routes. What could he do from IAH?
The question to ask is what holes still exist at IAH
. Were in a bit of a slump so we don't really have a rapidly growing market to specific destinations like we did from 2008-2014.
Any routes added in our current state would be to strengthen the hub, not really to accommodate the Houston local market. Because of that, you would need to look at one of two areas:
2) Additional routes in Latin America (since IAH
is the gateway to that region).
I think we can rule out Brazil because the economy is TERRIBLE there right now.
At one time, even if they could have, an additional destination in Venezuela might have made sense. But with oil being what it is and conditions in Venezuela deteriorating by the day, it makes no sense now.
Bolivia is a long shot because the local market is almost entirely made up of Florida, Washington DC, and NYC, but it would be nice since thats the only major country in South America United doesn't serve.
and CLO are both former destinations from IAH
. They are the largest in South America from IAH
(by O&D) that are not currently served.
I would love to see IAH
-CTG or IAH
for my own selfish reasons, but those have a zero percent chance of happening.
One that isn't so off in left field would be IAH
because the market is big, but fares between IAH
and Asia are TERRIBLE right now (I never thought Id see the day when DFW
-Asia fares were higher than IAH
-Asia fares but we've gotten there). This isn't the time when UA
will be looking to add anything from here to Asia.
Ive already discussed my theories about the domestic service out of IAH
so I leave that for my past posts.
By the way, has anyone else notice the decrease in service to the smaller Mexican stations (DGO, HUX, OAX) and the cancellation to others (TUX, SLX) since UA