Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Regional Carriers  
User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Which is more cost effective and conveniant for airlines?

1. To follow the AMR example and fully own the regional carrier (American Eagle)

2. To follow the example of most other US airlines and use airlines like ASA and Mesa.


American Airlines - We Know Why You Fly
7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineCincybasefa From United States of America, joined May 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

ASA??? They are completely part of Delta. They are not outsourced.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23031 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Well, UA outsources to Air Wisconsin, ACA (soon to end), Skywest, Shuttle America, Mesa, Chautaugua, and Transstates. This is the largest collection of any U.S. airline.

US outsources to Mesa, Air Midwest (owned by Mesa), Chautauqua, Colgan, Shuttle America (soon to end), and Transstates. This is the second largest collection of any U.S. airline. (It's worth noting that US also uses wholly owned subsidiaries PSA and Piedmont as well as pseudo-espress wholly owned carrier MidAmerica). This is quite a collection of outsourced carriers also.

The two majors in the worst financial shape have the longest list of express carriers by a long shot. Is there a causal link? I'm not sure, but it is interesting to note this pattern.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineMSPXJGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 150 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1686 times:

Just to add to the link that Cubsrule made, CO and NW who are in the best shape have 1 and 2 respectively. Then again American just has American Eagle and they aren't so hot so I guess we won't know.

User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1675 times:

The wholly own are the most effective, because you don't have to pay a certain fee every time a plane goes up, whereas you do if lets say Mesa is flying.

-SOAC



Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlineBjg231 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1656 times:

Is expressjet wholly owned by CO or is that an outsource?


If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you.
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

I believe they created it as its own company but they retain a controlling interest. I'm not entirely sure, though.


Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

I suggest a third option. That the majors get out of the business of flying commuter planes altogether. Many of those regional routes are low-yield and would be better served by carriers completely independent of the majors. For example, AA could probably solve many of its financial problems at a stroke if it simply sold off American Eagle. More regionals should follow the example of ASA and declare their Independence.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Growth In Mesa/ Regional Carriers Seen posted Sun Nov 27 2005 22:14:36 by Psa53
Taca Regional Carriers posted Sat Aug 20 2005 18:51:04 by KEno
If UA Go Bust...what About The Regional Carriers? posted Wed May 25 2005 23:06:20 by RootsAir
Regional Carriers posted Mon Jul 19 2004 03:16:37 by Scott4AA
Regional Carriers And Scheduling Control: posted Tue May 11 2004 07:39:01 by SHUPirate1
Best Small Airport-5 Or Less Regional Carriers posted Wed Apr 21 2004 21:57:57 by FutureFlyer
DL Orders 32 Jets For Regional Carriers posted Wed Mar 3 2004 09:23:17 by Flyingdutchboy
Multiple Regional Carriers For One Major posted Sun Feb 22 2004 21:27:48 by Cory6188
Pricing For Regional Carriers And Mainlines posted Thu Jul 31 2003 17:48:50 by Ssides
Regional Carriers In The US posted Wed Jan 15 2003 16:37:28 by Taffer