Well the reason MSP has no dedicated cargo flights is because there is very little manufacturing done there while the northern OH and Southeast Michigan is on of the largest manufacturing regions in the USA. So if PIT warrants twice weekly QR flights then a Detroit dedicated bulk cargo flight should be given from Korea or China at the very least.
YIP is the de-facto cargo hub for the on-demand integrated logistics needs of the automotive industry. The air cargo needs vastly differ by region and industry.
Listen I tend to ignore you posts about 50% of the time but you continually choose to not listen to other posters, have made zero effort to educate yourself or learn from other posters who attempt to provide other perspectives or data, go off on nonsensical diatribes ad-naseum about the same things over and over again, and literally pollute every thread that remotely involves DTW, ATL, MSP, any DL hub, and new route that doesn't include DTW, NK, or the WCAA.
Like others have said, go schedule a meeting with the WCAA and report back on what you find.
You have made DTW the laughing stock of a.net with your rants.
Actually I do listen and educate myself it doesn't mean I agree with the way things are done when it comes to DTW. This airport was once top 10 in the USA and Delta has allowed it to slip year after year while every hub that was in the top 10 at the same time has retained it's status and it's not an economy thing because Northwest kept us up there during the good and bad times but Delta chose to do quite the opposite they only airport it continues to maintain status is ATL. To me that is a lot of lost revenue for the airport and the region while it continues to make Atlanta as attractive as it can bringing new business making the market attractive it doesn't show the same commitment as far as Detroit is concerned. At Detroit when equipment is up-gauged frequency goes down. No I don't agree as long as Detroit is the ugly step child in the Delta network. You can not deny that Delta has kept the growth at the airport pretty much stagnant at the airport no at least NK is adding service perhaps pushing the numbers higher but the Delta practice has forced many people to turn to the roads because of their outrageously high fares which again detracts from the over all numbers at the airport but with the addition of WOW Air that hopefully will add more to our numbers but time will tell. Anyone have any idea how the WOW Air advance bookings are looking from Detroit ?
I know this is pointless, but here goes. First some perspective. I began my airline carrier as a Temporary Part-Time Airport Customer Service Agent with Delta (not NW) in Detroit in 1992, right after the Pan Am asset acquisition. In my 13-year Delta career, I held positions in ACS in three cities including DTW and ATL. I spent most of my career in Network Planning. As a Michigander that began my Delta career (which I had aspired to since I was 12) at my favorite airport in the world, DTW. I'm many years beyond my career at Delta but I am still very heavily involved in the the Network Planning aspect of the business. I personally and professionally know all of the key people at Delta, DTW and all of the other airlines you talk/complain about. All of them. I'm also privy to signifiant amounts of financial and operational data that the vast majority of people on this board are not.
You are delusional.
Delta has four fortress hubs that perform at similar profitability levels (margins) because they are perfectly sized and well-coordinated. DTW is one of them. For years after the recession, DTW was a challenging hub. It, and the entire Great Lakes region, took a huge financial hit from which it has never fully recovered. The metro and state populations are stagnant at a time that rapid growth is happening in many key metro areas, especially on the coasts. Those are the battlefields. That is where the energy goes. NYC/SEA/LAX/BOS/RDU. Those markets are where the growth has been going. Its not going to ATL in terms of frequency. ATL has seen its capacity grow slightly more than DTW because it is the lowest hanging fruit for upgrades to 739/321s, due to the volume that it produces its stellar margins at. But Atlanta is also the fastest-growing economy of any major city at the moment and it is only accelerating. I LOVE Detroit, but I live in ATL. There is no comparison between the two in terms of economic production and growth.
You have to stop comparing the two. Detroit will NEVER win that battle. Give it up.
On the other hand, DTW is doing great for Delta. But Delta is a premium network carrier. That is the role it will occupy. Don't expect it to lead fare wars and unbridled capacity growth at DTW. It has a mature network at all four of its fortress hubs. There is VERY little net "network" movement at any of them. Changes are on the margins and should never be over-analyzed.
Now, about WCAA. Just shut up. I promise you that they are doing virtually EVERYTHING you think they are not doing. The airport has only limited scope under FAA guidelines to offer incentives. They offer what they can. They travel extensively, no less than any other similar airport. You mentioned China. I'd estimate that they've met with different Chinese airlines at least 100 times in the past five years. But here is the truth. There are no available frequencies under the bilateral for any US or Chinese carrier to add service between a Tier 1 Chinese market and the US. It ain't happening anytime soon, even if they wanted. But WCAA continues to talk to them, I assure you. WCAA's main issue is that the market has enough international capacity for its size in the eyes of the world's airlines. None of them want to risk a war with Delta over what they consider to be a very marginal opportunity. BA doesn't fly to Detroit because they've been there, done that. They know how tough it is. That is what WCAA is up against everywhere.
As someone who lives and breathes in the Air Service Development world, you seriously overestimate the Detroit's position in the global pecking order. The market is not big enough to support what you think it can. Without the Delta hub, Detroit would be lucky to have one flight to Asia. The city's brand, unfortunately, is severely damaged in the eyes of the world. Additionally, the types of jobs that drive Detroit's economy are less-inclined to travel than many others. Engineers, R&D and blue collar workers simply don't travel like the professional services (consultants)industries that dominate in places like ATL. So while the economy may be well-sized, the TYPE of economy Detroit has does not engender air travel.
I appreciate your enthusiasm. But your ravings are toxic and have driven many of us away. Many of us who would be happy to help provide insight that you so desperately want. Might I suggest that, instead of coming in with strong opinions about things you do not understand, you instead ask questions, Maybe you some of the smart folks on here can answer them. One thing I can assure you of is that ranting on here isn't going to change anything you want changed.
Sorry to be condescending But that is where we are.