- Aug 15, 2011
Feeding hubs is still most important but the point to point airlines (Allegiant and Frontier) has increased travel out of SYR and helped to drive costs down. The major carriers just abuse markets like SYR with higher airfares.Hancock seems a lot more focused on point to point gateways, rather than focusing on destinations that would help with connections or filling in gaps with the Major airlines' hub and spoke model. Syracuse will never get an LA or PHX or San Fran route, but I don't get why there isn't more focus on the above, which would help all types of travelers as well as have the ripple effect of driving down costs. win/win... JMHO
I think SYR needs to get JetBlue to add another daily JFK flight, Delta to add another ATL flight, United to add a daily IAH flight and American to add a daily DFW flight.