SunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
The SkyWest announcement yesterday about ordering the new CR7's
is indicative of where UA is taking their express business and it's not all at DEN, so there is most likely a new agreement with SyWest to be their primary carrier at WashDC, so it appears as though ACA will certainly drop from the scene as far as UA is concerned, and whatever moniker they decide on will become the East Coasts new Low Fare Carrier.
Motech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
I think it will be very interesting to see what ACA does in the near future. The idea of going independent is a very interesting idea indeed. I would have thought that with UAL wanting to drop them, ACA would try to offer their services to another airline, but this does not seem to be the case. I've always wondered if a new entrant could fly just regional jets and make a profit?
It would seem to me, just my opinion of course, that ACA would be best to stay away from Airbus or Boeing aircraft and maybe adopt a point-to-point structure with all of the CRJs. Not sure if it could work, but it would be an interesting concept nevertheless, and might just give Southwest, JetBlue, and Air Tran a run for their money on the east coast market.
FutureFO From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Oct 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 22 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1406 times:
I will have to check with friends of mine still working at DH to find out the latest. I am glad now that I am no longer working there. But I do seriously think that ACA should the name as is. It is a name that has lasted for 13 years and should stay.
CitationX From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
I have been expecting one (or more) of the regional airlines to attempt to "go it alone" since they all started putting RJs in their fleets over the last decade. It's my hope that ACA can make this concept work. And they can if they look to under-served markets with higher yields.
ACA's hub at IAD gives them an attractive destination to offer to service-starved cities like Macon, Daytona Beach, Montgomery, Norfolk, Erie, Albany, Akron-Canton, Toledo, Evansville, Springfield, Ft. Wayne, etc.. In some cases, they may be able to negotiate local subsidies to bring in service. I believe developing this sort of market niche would work.
Seattle ops From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1261 times:
Has anyone walked through ACA's concourse at Dulles and experiences the chaos there? I've never heard so many different accents. How anyone understands the announcements I'll never know. I think they've let arrogance get the best of them and they're cutting their own throats.