Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
I doubt OH will garner too much more cash than the EV deal. OH is damaged goods right now due to the meltdown back during the winter and the pilot's strike a few years back. DL paid around $1 billion for OH, I'd be surprised if they even got $500 million for it. I would said that at best, they'll get $350 million for OH (based on the fact that OO got EV for a third of the price DL had bought them back in the late 1990s.).
I doubt Republic Airways Holdings will buy OH since the company is an all-Embraer operator. Mesa is considered a major possibility as the OH buyer since they are about to start doing DL Connection flying, but I'll throw a darkhouse into the mix, Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation.
SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3): I'll throw a darkhouse into the mix, Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation.
I thought about AWAC, but would they have the financial resources to buy a company in Comair that is fairly significantly larger than them in Comair? (Comair had 310.6 million dollars in revenue in Q1 2005, AWAC 182.2 million in revenue for the same time period). I know Mesa is smaller than Comair as well, but Mesa has Jonathan Ornstein, who would find a way to buy up absolutely everything if he absolutely wanted, short of being told to cease and desist, as he was with Atlantic Coast Airlines.
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Lowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
The target price I have heard tossed around is 600 to 700 million. Anything less than that and it is not worth Delta's time. Any cash is better than nothing you say? Not necessarily so, especially if you are on your way to bankruptcy no matter what. If they don't get a good enough offer, GG can just drag CMR into bankruptcy court and get a friendly judge to terminate all the leases and contracts. There is enough RJ capacity out there right now to make up the difference. Needless to say, few are sleeping well in Cinci right now.