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New USA Start-up In CMH  
User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Among the start-ups in this lengthy article is a section on a start-up called Skybus. It is being started by the former CEO of Peidmont. Here is the link:
http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztra...-02-28-airstarts-usat_x.htm?csp=15


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Somehow i don't see it working out...there are too many LCCs and "new" airlines out there...this new airline is just creating more excess capacity.


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

I really don't see any particular plan that's so impressive, although Columbus is not really served by a dominant carrier and this guy has a lot of experience. Whe he was trying to put together Heartland here in Dayton, it fell apart after 9/11. He was planning to use 717's. I could not find any information on the web.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8374 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

A big problem with the industry now is overcapacity. No newbie airline will make it, IMO.


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

When is Mexus rumoured to start flying? I'd like to see them succeed--it appears as though they'd be based out of Houston. I highly doubt that Mexus will make it under the radar of Continental and American serving LAX, IAH, and DFW.


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (reply 4):
When is Mexus rumoured to start flying? I'd like to see them succeed--it appears as though they'd be based out of Houston. I highly doubt that Mexus will make it under the radar of Continental and American serving LAX, IAH, and DFW.


According to the article they are still trying to secure all the financing required to start the application process, etc. I seriously doubt that CO and AA would let them get very far. They would add routes, fq, and seats all over the place to try and kill it. Especially CO.



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User currently offlineMidway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Quoting 7E72004 (reply 1):
this new airline is just creating more excess capacity.


If any Start-up out there can provide a more efficient business model and help knock out the inefficient clutter(the real excess capacity) then I am all for it!! You have to be open to change and innovation in this industry or bite the dust; just look at the majority of struggling Legacy carriers today.  Wink/being sarcastic

That is why it appears that there are so many start-ups out there. Opportunities now exist on an more level playing field.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

From the article...

"A proposed airline called Skybus aims to improve air service for Columbus, Ohio, the USA's 15th-largest city. Skybus founder and Chairman John Weikle, a longtime executive at cargo and regional airlines, tried unsuccessfully to launch Heartland Airlines at Dayton, Ohio, a few years ago. But after America West shut down its small hub in Columbus in 2003, Weikle dusted off his plan and took it to Columbus business leaders. The airline will be run by President Kenneth Gile, former chief pilot and director of flight operations at Southwest, and a yet-to-be-named CEO."

Ken Gile is an absolute first-rate guy, and is quite capable of this new position...

What remains to be seen is whether any financial institutions are willing to lend -any- upstart money given (1) industry overcapacity, (2) some airlines operating under Chapter 11, and (3) the high price of fuel.

If Branson can't find financing, imagine what the smaller guys are going through...

I wish them well....


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

I like the name Skybus. Talk about Reality!


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User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 499 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Interesting article. Thanks for the link.

All right, what type of equipment do you think these new low cost international carriers use?

Should they bring back some of the People Express 100's?  Smile

Maybe Boeing will give them a break on a new 787. One can dream!


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