AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2101 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
I hope that CO buys National. National operates RR powered 757s, which would mesh perfectly with CO. CO needs a presence out west, and this would be perfect... it would give them an instant mini-hub in Las Vegas.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Hey guys; did it ever occur to you that if PA 3 buys National that they could go out of business like PAN AM 2 when they bought Canival Airlines? Remember that when you buy any airline in chapter 11; You also buy the debt that come with it along. I can hear the pitter patter feet of the credititors running in you direction now wanting their money or else. If Dave Fink is smart that he will stay out of this. Right now I think he should just keep PAN AM 3 focused on the eastcoast and the Carribbean as well as the charter operations. Rumor has it that PA will have scheduled flights to Canada. They already service that country as a charter.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 29 Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
Pan Am 3 won't buy anything man. It's a joke. They can barely keep themselves alive, they're going to take over a bankrupt airline with a completely different route structure and niche. It just won't happen.
Ha2vegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
More likely that someone is interested in Harrah's partial ownership of the airline.
$40 mil would recoup their investment, but anyone who ponied up that kind of cash would still own only about 43% of National, pending the bancruptcy resolution.
Incidentally, Harrah's today filed suit against one of the National Airlines Board members for refusing to sign a participatory agreement regarding the use of an $8.6 mil line of credit with Nevada State Bank.
Harrah's has already paid some bills that were presented against the line of credit, and wants the Director to pay his share of the liability, about $4.8 mil.
Las Vegas-based National Airlines, under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has received an investment proposal from an aerospace-related company, an airline spokesman said Monday.
"We notified the (bankruptcy) court that we had in fact received a financial proposal in February," Dik Shimizu said.
"We also told them we are making progress with this group. We did not have a final agreement at that time. We are still negotiating with them."
He said National will take a look at anybody that presents a plan with capital.
"We're going to do what's in the best interest of this airline," he said.
Shimizu dismissed speculation that billionaire financier Carl Icahn is a leading suitor for National after being snubbed Monday in his bid to stop American Airlines from acquiring Trans World Airlines.
He said Icahn and National Chief Executive Officer Mike Conway are acquaintances and "periodically speak to each other," dating back to when Conway was at America West.
Shimizu would neither confirm nor deny if the two have spoken about National's bankruptcy situation.
"We don't talk about who we have negotiations with," he said. "Never did, never will."
National continues to operate its regular schedule of 28 to 30 daily flights in and out of McCarran International Airport.
Could Mr. Icahn be the next buyer? (I'm surprised you guys dont check news releases on the web) I would maybe think "Defunctairline" comment "history repeats itself" as maybe Carl is waiting in the wings for a buy out! If he does buy National, there goes another good airline down the tubes.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
If Ichan buys this airline you can bet thatthose pilots and FAs will walk off the job rather than have their penisons sucked dry, take paycuts, screwed and lied to and then have the company cut off limb by limb and then cease and disist within 10 years. This will be yet another dark day in aviation history. This would truely be a day that will go down in infamy.