FlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1315 times:
When Independence Air starts service this summer, it will be using all RJ fleet. That means the RJ's will be mainline aircraft and not part of a regional feeder or subsidiary.
Is IndyAir the only airline to fly RJ's mainline? When the buses come online, will the RJ's still be considered mainline?
Are any other airlines flying RJ's mainline?
What do you think, new trend?
(edit) I wrote this because of the "best airport - 5 or less regional carriers" thread. Well, my response was ROA - a likely IndyAir city. Currently, ROA only has regional airline service. But if IndyAir shows up at ROA - it would be mainline but using a/c of the regionals - Does ROA still qualify as only having regional service? Interesting - too me anyway.
Hannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
RJ's will be the "mainline" of Independence Air. There will be 27 Airbus aircraft floating around starting in November that will also be mainline. It is definitely new ground and quite honestly considering the cities that Indy Air will primarily market, I think it can work, very well.