jbpdx wrote:It’s hard to keep up with Frontier so not sure if this was mentioned before, but it looks like summer seasonal PDX-CLE is gone.
Meanwhile, from Nashville Tennessean, Sept. 14, 2018:
“Every quarter, airport officials hold meetings with airline representatives and discuss which cities have the most traffic coming to and from Nashville, but without direct flights. ...
Here's the short list of destinations without direct flights that Nashville officials are targeting for service.”
2. Fort Myers (service begins in November with Sun Country Airlines; Southwest Airlines provides service seasonally)
4. Orange County, Calif.
I’d bet on Sun Country.
It's a shame that PDX-CLE is gone, although the timings of that flight were a bit odd. Their PDX-AUS flight is also gone as well. Honestly though, I'd probably rather connect in DEN/United or SLC/Delta to CLE and arrive there at a decent hour rather than taking a nonstop flight that arrived in CLE just after 4 AM.
I don't see Sun Country adding PDX-BNA. Their PDX operation is mostly to destinations that are very popular, and to see them going out on a whim to launch that route doesn't really seem up their ally. They did try PDX-MCO, but that didn't work out (at least, I don't think it'll be coming back in 2019).
Best bet is summer seasonal on Alaska. I initially thought that Southwest would add it sometime, but they seem to be limiting their PDX operation to mostly California, LAS, PHX and DEN; not to mention that they recently reduced their summer seasonal SEA-BNA flight to just Sat/Sun only. If they can't fly daily on SEA-BNA, then PDX-BNA is pretty much out of the question for them. I still don't understand why PDX-BWI is reduced to just summer Sat/Sun only. I understand them cutting ABQ and AUS since Alaska operates those routes year-round already, but I think that Southwest could easily steal customers off of Alaska's flight and potentially give them a run for their money.