by Michael Lowrey
And if I had to give a one-word description, it would be “underwhelming.” I had previously predicted eight to 13 flights a day, and hedging down to as low as six flights a day in an interview with WSOC-TV on Friday. And it is indeed six flights a day:
2 x Baltimore
2 x Chicago Midway
1 x Houston Hobby
1 x Orlando
Atlanta is gone, which is not a surprise. Baltimore at two a day is disappointing, and shows exactly how poor AirTran’s yields were on the route. Orlando is a bit of a pleasant surprise as AirTran dropped the route back in August. Houston by itself once a day is interesting. No Denver or Nashville though.
Bonus observation: The two cities Southwest serves in South Carolina, Charleston and Greenville/Spartanburg, are each at seven flights a day.