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User currently offlineSouthwestJG737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1277 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
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User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1233 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.  
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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

I don't know if it is still in place, but prior to AirTran's merger with ValuJet, AirTran did have a codeshare agreement with Comair.

User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

It's probably not in existence, because Comair was purchased by Delta, and that probably means exclusivity for comair with Delta.
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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4342 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1216 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.


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User currently offlineJohn G From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

In the European market, lots of lo-cost carriers serve international destinations and domestic, so the definition of express vs. domestic vs. international carriers has ceased to have relvance.

User currently offlineSouthwestJG737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

Beech1900    

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  


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