UA has already brought in ExpressJet to cover some Mesa routes due Mesa inability on a supposed 'short term basis'....DL is the second major to pull on the chain. The failure of AQ will be a negative impact on the HA/YV court case in Hawai IMHO. ExpressJet is cut loose...Comair and Eagle probably will quite soon with oil prices....the rj end of the market is going to be tough...especially for those stuck with large amounts of the smaller. less efficient jets and a bottom feeder contract.
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1887 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
That's what happens in aviation, some shut down and new ones emerge. Allegiant has a weird model and I wonder how they manage to survive. Sun Country seems to be relying on O&D to/form MSP, and they are right in the shadow of NW. Maybe if they go other carriers will fill their void. I'd like to see B6 fly BOS-MSP because Minnesota is on my list of places I want to go back to. BTW does anyone know what the story is with Air Gumbo? It was supposed to be a new airline coming out soon but maybe it was just a "paper airline".
I would add Virgin America to this list. TZ seems to be a goner as well. I'm not convinced NK is that viable an operation. If oil keeps trending upwards, and no mergers are accomplished, it would not be an all out shock to see a legacy disappear. If not totally, at least start the piece-meal process of selling off the valuable assets, ala Pan Am and TWA. It could get really, really ugly this year.