Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:08 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:47 PM
With the American and Us Airways merger flying is going to get more expensive. First thing they will do is reduce capacity which will raise fares. Will be interesting to see what the Justice Department says. would not be surprised if they have to give up a hub or two, too get it passed them. Charlotte should be fine but will seem some reduction in flights. But it might open Charlotte up to other carriers to come in too.
Late to the party, but I see British Airways making a return to Charlotte with the new merger; and maybe flights from Dusseldorf and/or Berlin via Air Berlin in the future. Lufthansa might make an exit out of CLT too if O/D isn't high enough to remain profitable. With United being the only Star Alliance domestic carrier, I don't see how they'll logically channel connecting passengers from UA hubs (who are probably coming from UA destinations) just to connect through a CLT-based LH flight to Munich.
I'm hoping for the best, but it'll be a sad day for Charlotte aviation if the non-stop flights to Munich via LH come to an end. That's one of the few routes that I love flying.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:55 PM
But I still think CLT will compete.