Briancw wrote:Indy wrote:
Maybe his information is too inside and if he said more he'd risk getting in trouble.
Could also be complete BS. We all know rumors come and go, especially with the TATL situation...
I'd add that none of you in the East Midwest should worry. I'm confident IND and CMH will both get TATL service and fairly soon because they are now prime targets for airlines looking to be first movers.
For that reason I do think BA launching service to either/or is likely within the next 18 months. They have clearly been considering it and would now need to move faster to secure a route into what is a large region. This would clearly help to fill a significant sized hole in their network with a catchment area that spans most of the Rust Belt.
Further, after recent announcements, IND and CMH are perhaps the last two remaining 2m+ US metros without a direct flight to Europe of any type that can be flown by a narrowbody. SAT and SMF are of similar size but would both be long haul routes of around ten hours and are both very close to existing BA routes.
Others will point out Memphis, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Richmond, Sacramento, Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News etc all may be of interest to carriers. I'd agree, although many of those would only be able to support less than daily LCC service.