Well, I’ve been research for over a year attempting to find out where it is that local airports are seeking airlines and destinations. It is a pretty difficult task. Fortunately, some of this site’s problems have been eliminated with its being accepted as a member of Routes Online:
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What I find disheartening is that there appears to be no interest in pursuing any additional routes into and out of Buffalo-Niagara International Airports. I would have thought for business and leisure travel pursuit of direct and/or non-stop flights to Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, would be an attraction since there are so few good flight connections via Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and a flight to Atlanta’s Hartsfield to go west just never made any sense to me.
I did find, that both Hamilton, Ontario and Niagara Falls, NY have a good wish list of destinations. Hamilton’s being more extensive. With and an increase in the general population, business expansion, and leisure/tourism travel growth throughout the Ontario Golden Horseshoe and the Niagara Region, low cost Hamilton and Niagara Falls would be attractive. Particularly in a time of global economic distress.
I do have a Niagara Falls concern, after speaking with local officials I got the distrinct impression that there was considerable interest in tourism/business flights to at least one Chinese and one Indian city. Neither appear on the list below.
Well, we will see. I wish both good luck in their efforts. As well as I can ascertain, this is what both facilities are pursuing:
To the Americas: