jetskipper wrote:FWAERJ wrote:I would love the novalty of a LCC flying to Europe from SBN or FWA, I can't ever see it coming to fruition. There are large cities such as Milwaukee and Columbus that don't have Europe service, nor do medium sized cites in the imidiate area such as Dayton, Grand Rapids and Madison or Cancun for that matter. SBN and FWA can't support mainline service domestically, there is no way they are getting Europe flights, I think even vacation hot spots such as Cancun and Punta Cana would be a long shot.Midwestindy wrote:DY/D8 and WW aren't very likely for FWA or SBN in the foreseeable future IMO.
I would say it is a way off yet for a LCC to Europe from either SBN or FWA but is not out of the realm of possibility. It is true that ND has operations in Dublin. Rumor has it that they are talking to a carrier about this. The only reason DY was mentioned is because they receive a range capable aircraft that can be used for such a route in a few years. The SBN FIS would probably be used for MMUN and MYNN flights first. The reason MMUN flights are a possibility is because the airport has hard demographic data that shows how many yearly Cancun flights are taken by people in a select radius of SBN and it's quite a lot. Allegiant even asked SBN officials for an FIS and expressed interest in these flights. Now where you said that SBN and FWA cannot support domestic mainline that just isn't that true. In the case of SBN they can support a morning mainline Atlanta flight.
I was in SBN this past week and I saw something that I have never seen before. Several of the new electronic high def billboards in prominent places in town have very catchy ads for Allegiant. The one I saw at Ironwood and Lincolnway East had some ads for the LAS flights and casinos etc.