NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Wouldn't shock me if NW (Mesaba) was in the running for this route... they've kinda been "subsidy whores" of late (new service to Florida from FNT and GRR) and they tried something similar a few years back in South Dakota, allocating a Saab 340 for a RAP-PIR-FSD roundtrip or two.
AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
Are the NW FNT/GRR-FLA flights subsidized? I had not heard that one.
Who said that this new service has to be operated by a "major" commercial airline? Here in MI we have intrastate service from Superior Aviation based in Lansing I believe. They offer charters, but also regular scheduled service between LAN, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain using the Cessna Conquest. So for little flights like between SBN and IND, it does not have to be provided by a major or one of their regional partners in order to be considered scheduled service.