Midway Airlines Announces Expanded Raleigh-Durham Service
Added Flights to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa,
West Palm Beach, New Bern and Wilmington
RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Midway Airlines (Nasdaq: MDWY) today announced new and expanded service to and from its hub at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Highlights of new services listed by their effective date are:
-- Effective September 20, 1999, Raleigh-Durham jet service to Columbus, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville will increase from three to four daily roundtrips. (Previously announced)
-- Effective October 1, 1999, Raleigh-Durham jet service to West Palm Beach and Tampa will increase by one daily roundtrip bringing the new daily frequency to three and four roundtrips respectively.
-- Also effective October 1, 1999, Midway's commuter partner, Corporate Airlines, will increase service to New Bern and Wilmington, North Carolina from four to five daily roundtrips.
-- Effective October 15, 1999, Midway will inaugurate jet service between Raleigh-Durham and Louisville, Kentucky with three daily roundtrips. (Previously announced)
-- Effective October 31, 1999, Midway's jet service from Raleigh-Durham to Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan National Airport will increase from four to six daily roundtrips.
-- Effective November 18, 1999, Midway's jet service from Raleigh-Durham to New Orleans will increase from two to three daily roundtrips.
"These new flights are made possible by the delivery of additional Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft," said Mark Coleman, Midway Airlines' Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He continued, "As promised, we intend to stay very focused on improving service to and from our hub at Raleigh-Durham International Airport."
In addition to the new Regional Jets, Midway recently announced firm orders for 17 Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with deliveries beginning in December of 1999. The current Midway Airlines fleet of eight Fokker F100s and 15 CRJs averages less than three years of age, ranking it among the youngest in the industry. By November 18, 1999, Midway Airlines and its commuter partner will operate 218 daily departures between Raleigh-Durham and 25 destinations in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Midway reservations can be made through professional travel agents or by calling Midway Airlines directly at 1-800-44-MIDWAY. General information is available on the Company's web site at www.midwayair.com .
You know, this airline has guts. RDU now sees more competition in the likes of MJ, SW, and DL Exp, but this airline is fighting hard. Normally when low-fare airlines hubs' are infiltrated by these low-fare menaces they have to back out(as Vanguard and others have). But JI is going to make a killing. And watch when those 73G's arrive. They really are going to deliver a combo at MJ, SW, and DL Exp.