Air Service Solutions: What will your market look like after COVID-19?
As we band together as a nation to overcome the COVID-19 Virus, it is certain that the travel industry will not look like it did at the beginning of 2020, at least for a long time. As the major carriers speed up the retirement timelines of many of their mainline aircraft, and some openly state that they will be smaller than they were...the question of how this impacts your city arises. As larger/older mainline aircraft (A330s,767s,757s) and midsize/regional fleets (MDs and many CRJs) are put into the desert will the remaining aircraft be used to backfill routes the retired aircraft covered, or will your service remain intact? The team at tripdeals.FUN believes that this could be an opportunity to let cities play a role in what markets they will serve, and bring service to the many communities through the use of PART-380 flights to prime destinations (direct flights...to cities other than hubs). How valuable is it to your city to secure nonstop flights from your airport to secondary markets (Florida, DC, Vegas, etc.) early in the recovery? How would you like to cater your airport's service offering?