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    What prompts a U.S. airline to open a new route? A panel discussion yesterday at the World Routes Development Forum shed light on the question at an interesting time when airline mergers, high oil prices and other factors are making it difficult for some smaller airports to retain service and attract new service. Scott Laurence, the senior vice president of airline planning at JetBlue Airways, told World Routes conference attendees that data accounts for about 75% of JetBlue’s decision. But... Read More » The post How U.S. airlines decide which routes to serve; Savannah/Hilton Head’s experience luring JetBlue appeared first on Travel Update.

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