Tomorrow, Cincinnati Airport will be having a “mystery airline announcement”.
The “mystery airline” is Alaska Airlines which will launch a daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma to Cincinnati beginning August 18, 2020, on the 737-800.
Thanks to Alaska Airlines deciding to already load the flight in its system before Cincinnati Airport’s announcement, they leaked it
An Attack On Delta Air Lines:
Just last Saturday, Delta added two new routes from Seattle: Delta Defends Against AA/AS - Adds New Seattle to Dallas/Ft. Worth Route in addition to Seattle to Columbus.
Both of these routes are currently served by Alaska Airlines.
Currently, Delta has a focus city in Cincinnati with year-round flights to Seattle, meaning they’ll compete with Alaska Airlines’ new flight.
With Alaska launching a direct flight from its hub to a Delta focus city, this is likely in retaliation to Delta launching Seattle to Dallas/Fort Worth and Columbus.
Not sure if anyone here’s from Cincinnati, but congrats on the new airline.