Airlines are capable of both stimulating demand and serving existing demand. Some airlines will also test demand on routes, particularly in the low-cost sector. The latest generation of aircraft, such as the B787 and A350 have enabled airlines to launch more point-to-point routes that would not previously have been economical. Since the B787 was introduced more routes between secondary airports have been in operation.
This has changed the dynamics of the difference between point-to-point traffic and origin-destination. Regional airports can now offer more long-haul routes.