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Are We Going To See Midway Again?  
User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3167 times:


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The local news here in Raleigh just reported that a private financier from Connecticut is considering offering to purchase Midway's CRJ's. Apparently, it is the same person that coughed up money for Midway to stay in business two years ago. (I wasn't aware that happened)

It was reported on WRAL-TV and they have not yet posted it to the internet.

(History - The original Midway (1980's) was based at MDW, that went out of business. Midway 2, started at RDU in the '90's. That went bankrupt in 2001, before September '01, they managed to stay in operation, but shut down 9/11. Re-opened later still as Midway - shut down - restarted ops as a US Airways regional - then shut down for the last time, asked bankruptcy court for liquidation. That is pretty much how it went)

Are we going to see Midway again?


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3113 times:
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Is this person hoping that the 3rd times a charm. I think if your going to call yourself Midway as an airline you should in fact offer a flight to and from that airport....


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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25292 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3086 times:
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Here's the drum - it's Wexford Capital:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2003-11-19-midway_x.htm

They're pretty successful. But I would think they'd just buy the planes for their own airline, Chatauqua (or is it called Republic now?).

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mariner



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Your history is a little off. Midway2 also started at MDW in 93 I think. They then moved to RDU a couple of years later.

User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Maybe he will buy it then start operating United Express from IAD? Third times the charm, then maybe third hub is the charm to!
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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2914 times:
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I knew they flew from Midway when they first came back again, it just seems to me that if you call yourself Midway you should actually fly there at some point. They should have changed there name at some point after departing Midway for good. I just thought it was stupid to call yourself Midway when you are hub'd at RDU.


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