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Big Sky Ending MDW-SPI/EAU  
User currently offlineMDW717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Found out from someone at F9 (who did their ground handling) today that GQ suspended their MDW ops on Monday. The flights are still publicized on their website but not bookable.

It's somewhat sad to see a new carrier gone from MDW, but a nice bonus to see one less turboprop operator taking up valuable and scarce time on a city-owned jetway gate.

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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Quoting MDW717 (Thread starter):
Found out from someone at F9 (who did their ground handling) today that GQ suspended their MDW ops on Monday. The flights are still publicized on their website but not bookable.

It's somewhat sad to see a new carrier gone from MDW, but a nice bonus to see one less turboprop operator taking up valuable and scarce time on a city-owned jetway gate.

Not sure why the DOT awarded GQ the routes anyway. There's no way to feed traffic to them, as WN doesn't interline. How do you expect the routes to do well when no one can connect to them?



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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3308 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

According to this article, SPI was subsidizing the flights heavily, and decided to drop the subsidy. EAU-MDW service was subsidized as well, and when Big Sky lost the SPI money, decided to pull the EAU service as well.

http://www.sj-r.com/sections/news/stories/116617.asp


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Thats a shame, but as can be expected, until Southwest decides to interline with other carriers they will be a road block for any regional airline that tries to build an operation in a city like MDW where they are the dominanat carrier.
That is the ONLY bad thing about how Southwest does business regarding agreements with airlines.

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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

I knew EAU wouldnt work, but SPI has a decent local market to Chicago

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23302 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1521 times:

I thought the state was supporting the SPI service (like they are supporting AMW on MWA and DEC). Is that not the case?


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