If you’ve ever had to catch a plane at Love Field while stuck in a traffic jam on the Dallas Tollway or had to spend a couple hours driving round trip to and from the D/FW Airport, then a proposed Collin County commercial airport in McKinney, Texas may be just the right solution.
Consultants find it feasible to expand Collin County Regional Airport. There’s a demand for it among North Texas residents and businesses.
However, you can expect opposition from D/FW Airport, American Airlines (hubbed there), and the politicians they own.
The political solution is to woo Southwest Airlines.
SWA is capped at Love Field on the number of gates it can use and interstate flights are still restricted because of former House Speaker Jim Wright. Collin County Regional can handle Southwest’s 737s.
This is a prime opportunity for the airline to gain a bigger market share at AA’s expense…and create a very loyal following in North Texas.
Hat tip to Roy Appleton at the Dallas Morning News.