TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
From ATA's press release today:
"Effective March 28, ATA will end Chicago Express service from Chicago to Flint, South Bend and Grand Rapids, as well as recently-announced service from Indianapolis to Evansville, Milwaukee, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Flint. Service from Indianapolis to Gary, IN, previously scheduled to start February 1, will not be initiated."
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4671 times:
Crappy......crappy......and more crappy......
Here at DAY we are having a terrible last month load wise(because it's January and we're closing).....and we're still the third busiest onnection city(couple hundred pax behind FNT and GRR). What a joke!
In other news.....on February 1st there will be a hearing in the bankruptcy court in Indiana on whether to appoint an examiner to investigate financial dealings between Chicago Express and ATA Airlines. The objection comes from NatTel.....who put in a bid for CE back in December. I wonder if ATA smells something is coming.....why the hell don't they just sell it off???
7e72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4428 times:
With ATA connection leaving completely, what would be the chances of Northwest starting some of those routes with regional jets or turboprops. They have enough destinations/flights out of IND that SBN service and even EVV, FWA service could work.
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4190 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4423 times:
what about commutair or even skwywest making the intra-state flights....they can still operate under CO Connection.....and it can be even more beneficial since NW is flying many new routes that they can have the connections to. just a thought.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8122 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4398 times:
NW is not going to start turboprop flying at IND. NW will continue to feed traffic from SBN, FWA, and EVV through its existing hubs at DTW, MSP, MEM where they offer a lot more flight options that IND. IND is mostly designed to suit the needs of people there and offer service in key leisure and business destinations where they want to fly nonstop.
NW is not going to canabalize its existing hub network, those smaller midwest cities are the bread and butter of its route network.
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4624 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4394 times:
Judging by MEM numbers it really doesn't seem like much of a hub. Plus the O/D numbers at MEM are among the worst. With high O/D costs, a terminal stuck in the 70's and no room to grow I doubt NW would be 100% loyal to MEM. Just not a financially sound to focus your future on a place like MEM.