Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year to all my fellow CMH and buckeye state AVGeeks. There is no CRAA board meeting in December, so the full stat packet will not be released until the end of January. However, I would not be shocked to see the CRAA due an early press release about setting a record in 2018 at CMH, especially if it ends up being a very big number. (Maybe something at the end of the first week of January).
As far as 2019 goes, it should be another great year as Spirit gains traction, Alaska begins service, we see more mainline from AA and hopefully DL, and United adds a flight or two. Southwest may be constrained on growth due to aircraft availability and their other priorities, but who knows, they could always surprise with an MCI or LGA add.
As far as TATL, if/when it happens I still believe it will be DL with AMS. PapaTango, the schedule for TATL adds follows a very predictable cycle and we are on the dry side of that schedule now. Additions would be announced in the late summer or fall for start the following summer, so even if the deal has been signed, we probably would not hear about it for several months yet. The exception would be if some big event were to be announced that the launch could be tied to in order to build interest/publicity/advance bookings. With the continued growth in the CMH metro, especially in terms of both business and immigrants, it probably is just a matter of time.
One other item of interest in the coming months will be the study completion on how to maximize capacity in the existing terminal. Going to be very interested to see just how that will work, but as a very frequent user of CMH, I can say that things are getting crowded!
Anyone else have any CMH predictions or goals for 2019?
How about WN seasonal CMH-LAX? CMH-MCI seems very reasonable
I heard CMH is in the running with BDL and AUS for the next DL TATL
This is always the easiest way for me to do this, so:
-AA- More upgauges/mainline is the way to go now with all their hubs served, especially PHL and CLT. I used to think we saw mostly E70/E75s on CMH-CLT because of the YX MX base, but they're now running PSA -900s during the day.
-AC- Other than YUL, there's nowhere else for them to go.
-AS- Glad to have them. SFO seems less likely with UA on the route, which is a good problem to have. Maybe SAN or PDX if things go well for them here.
-DL- Point-to-point stuff and AMS are what I'd hope for. Maybe daily MCO? Upgauges throughout the network would be nice (DTW, LGA could use some mainline), too.
-F9- They're the ones I figure would be most likely to give new destinations, but it's impossible to tell which those might be.
-G4- They're everywhere in Florida now. IWA or LAS? I'd like to see SJU, but I don't know how feasible/likely it would be.
-NK- Not really sure what their long game is here. I wouldn't mind seeing a few new dots on their map as long as they don't affect other existing service. SAN?
-UA- SF...oh yeah, they finally added it!
Nowhere else to go here, just upgauge.
-WN- LGA, MCI, SAN are about all that makes sense right now.
Midwestindy- thanks for the info about DL. WN CMH-LAX would be interesting because it'd be going up against AA's 2x daily and DL's daily, but I get the feeling WN may have enough of a following here to make it work.
I'm still curious to what they mean by "maximizing terminal utilization". I think in addition to what we've talked about already, if you parked took AC and UA's CR2/7s and ERJ-145s on the East ramp and used B30 as a bus gate, you'd free up some extra room.
A310/319/320/321/333, ARJ, BN2, B717/722/73S/733/734/735/73G/738/739/744/757/753/767/763/764/777, CR1/2/7/9, DH6, 328, EM2/ERJ/E70/E75/E90, F28/100, J31, L10/12/15, DC9/D93/D94/D95/M80/M88/M90/D10, SF3, SST