I don’t know if some of you know this, but Southwest Airlines is planning to operate to Hawaii soon. No one knows whether they would operate out of their focus city like LAX, OAK, LAS, or SAN. And according to this link I found, aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2009 … pe-s.html/, it says Southwest may operate to Europe and South America. But as you know, these are rumors.
If Southwest brings in good revenue from their ops to Hawaii, will there be a chance that they’ll think about operating to Canadian destinations like Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, or Winnipeg from either one of their major focus cities like LAX, SAN, OAK, MDW, BWI, HOU, PHX, or ATL? How do you think their revenue would be if they started operating to one of those Canadian destinations listed?
Also, while we are still on the subject of Southwest, if their Hawaii flights become popular, would it be a good idea if the airline converted some of their Boeing 737-700 and -800 orders into 737-900ER orders, even though they have the future 737-8 MAX on order? The -900ER would fit more passengers and has a longer range, even though the MAX is due to fit more passengers and have a longer range.