Announcing the Nominees for the Final Seven Cranky Network Awards

Cranky Network Awards

It is now less than one month until the Cranky Network Awards presented by Ontario International Airport on February 24, streaming live from the University Club in Pasadena, California at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET. I have two bits of good news.

  1. We have a streaming link! Bookmark it now if you’d like, but we will remind you once it gets closer.
  2. We have the nominations for our final seven categories below! If you missed the first seven, you can watch those here.

If you’re into spiffy videos, you can watch the short announcement here. Otherwise, scroll down for the more boring written versions.

Here’s the line-up in writing.

Most Innovative Market Development presented by Landline

  • Hawaiian in Phoenix
  • United in Fort Collins
  • Sun Country in Duluth
  • Frontier in Cancun
  • Mokulele in Molokai

Best New Focus City

  • Avelo in New Haven
  • American in Austin
  • Aha! in Reno
  • Spirit in Miami
  • Breeze in Charleston

Best Aircraft-Enabled Opportunity

  • JetBlue Vancouver – Boston on the A220
  • WestJet Edmonton – Honolulu on the 737 MAX
  • JetBlue New York/JFK – London on the A321LR
  • United Washington/Dulles – Amman on the 787
  • Air Canada Montreal – Cairo on the 787

Most Promising New Partnership

  • American and Gol
  • United and Virgin Australia
  • American and JetSmart
  • WestJet and Air Transat
  • Allegiant and Viva Aerobus

Network Victory Award

Spirit is being presented with this award in honor of its rapid and successful growth effort in Orlando over the last few years.

Most Exciting New Destination

  • Chetumal, Mexico on American
  • Comayagua, Honduras on Spirit
  • Bishop, California on United
  • San Andres Island, Colombia on American
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands on United

Most Improved Network presented by Ontario International Airport

  • American
  • United
  • Avelo
  • Flair
  • Alaska

Now you have the full lineup. Remember, tune in at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET on February 24 to see who wins and get silly with us.

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4 comments on “Announcing the Nominees for the Final Seven Cranky Network Awards

  1. Bishop, CA is an exciting destination? Also, it’s just down 395 from MMH. Did United pull service from MMH for Bishop?

    I think the Eastern Sierras are a great and interesting place, but I’m surprised that made the list.

    1. Southbay – Yep, this is replacing MMH service because it was so unreliable. Ultimately, we have to pick and choose from the brand new destinations that get announced in any given year. This was definitely one that was different and caught our eye.

  2. Comayagua (XPL) is the new international airport serving Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. All international airlines that used to fly to TGU have now moved to XPL, including American and United. While XPL is much closer to Comayagua, Spirit brands its service as Tegucigalpa (quite appropriately). So what makes XPL an exciting new destination? Is it that Spirit went in a little before TGU was closed to international flights? Or is there something about the new airport that makes Spirit flights possible in a way that would not have worked at TGU?

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