SouthwestJG737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1296 times:
I read that Airtran Airways is going to start up an express Airline. Utilizing a Fleet of Canadair CL-65 Jets or CRJ-700, one of the two. I think this is a stupid Idea. I want your opinion. 717's are great for short Runways and I think it sucks to start an Express Airline unless there is a very good reason. What do you think
AA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
An express airline is a great way to grow for a low-cost airline. I think if they can get to some underserved cities in the northeast (ex) Elmira), they could really take a bite out of USAirways Express and Delta Connection. I think it's a great idea.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
The CRJs are almost as big as the 717s. Maybe they can better wait for the 717-100 for more fleet commonality. But a bunch of B1900s or so might work, to snatch away some small underserved towns into their system.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
SouthwestJG737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
I do not think so. It said in the Article if they did do an Express then they would use Bombardier Jets. I do not think they would want a Beech1900 or EMB-120 or CL-44
now, CL-65 or CRJ-700, Maybe a Boeing 717-100 if they come out with one but I think it would be awfully Small for a B O E I N G