|Quoting bluejackets (Reply 49):|
I could certainly see MCI as a gateway further west. AUS and JAX possibly, but I see MSY and MKE as least likely fits.
All are good proposals as we look forward to the future at CMH!
I think your ranking is probably spot on. The one I left out was BDL, but that would be even further down the list. As far a long, long, long shot goes.. if B6 were to return, an SRQ-CMH flight would be fun to see. There are very strong ties between central Ohio and the gulf coast of Florida and it would be something no one else would offer. The likelihood of that is probably somewhere between -10 and 0.
I agree with you and others about the future at CMH. With the population and economic growth of the area, there will have to be increased service reflected in added flights and/or increased capacity. I think the canary in the coal mine(s) are the AA flights to CLT and the DL flights to MSP. If mainline service returns full-time on some or a majority of those flights (other than just around holidays), then the true era of large scale CMH expansion will have begun.