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Air Florida Plans MidAmerica Launch  
User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

In the March/2003 issue of the Airliner World Magazine (page 16), there is a blurb about Air Florida:

They made mention of looking for up to "5" aircraft, including the 757,767, MD80's

They are hoping for a launch at/or around June..

Hope they get the MD80's, wondering if they would consider the MD90? No, take that back, stick with the MD80's......

I really did not feel like typing the whole thing, if anybody wants I can fax it to them....

And no 717FAN, there was no mention of the 717......HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Why start with such large types? Is this going to be a charter outfit?

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

The good news, if you're starting an airline these days, is that there are plenty of sources of used aircraft, and personnel available to fly them.

The bad news is that venture capitalists are skitish, consumers are even more so (due to the economy and terrorism fears), which (ironically) are a big part of the reason WHY there available aircraft and personnel with which to start a new airline.

Personally, I wish them the best of luck, and I think they're going to need lots of it given the economy and political situation, not to mention recycling another "dead" airline name...


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Why is Air Florida in Mid America? Is it even flying to Florida or is this one of these made up airlines like Legacy Air?

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

http://www.airfloridaairways.com/

Well, at least they scrapped the Air Florida name for the airline, but it's still the name of the holding company...

Now that they're going to call themselves Mid-American, I wonder if the old Air Florida paint jobs will go by the wayside too...



User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Are they going to eventually fly to Florida?

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

I have no idea. Everything I know about them is at/via the link above....

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

They got their money through a bond issue from S. Illinois. Not to bad considering the plan to fly the most unprofitable routes out of the STL region.

User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

They got their money through a bond issue from S. Illinois. Not to bad considering the plan to fly the most unprofitable routes out of the STL region.

That is probably exactly the reason they got the bond money - flying to places where no other airline wants to fly. The down side is there is a good reason no other airline is flying there....Look at Air South. The South Carolina government financed them and helped run them into the ground - not enough passenger traffic to warrant the routes/frequencies they flew!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Mx...agree 100%...the only difference is St. Clair isn't issueing public-backed revenue bonds, they just set up the bond issue for the holding company. But look at those routes... MCO, Chicago..JFK...some of the worst destinations from STL considering that market.

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