USPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2188 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?
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3485 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2060 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.
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1978 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.