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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I didn't know midway had A320s! I thought they were only F100s, CRJ's and 73G's.

Getting to the point... Is this Midway

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The same as this midway?

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User currently offlineAndy Rossetti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Didn't know that about the A320's also... kinda wierd when they already have the 73(7?). And I think they went under in 89 then came back, not sure though.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 954 times:
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Midway had an Airbus. It was too big, so they ditched it. Now they are expanding too fast with their 73Gs. They might go bankrupt.

They were a different airline in the 1980s, with 737s and DC-9s. The old Midway had a mini-hub at Midway airport in Chicago, hence the name.

The new Midway is headquartered at RDU and I have no idea why they resurrected the name.


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Lindy Field; RDU is in the Middle of the East coast and I think the name was fitting for them. But the airline to my knowlege looks pretty good but I've seen they're expanding to the West coast. I think they should focus on the East Coast and the Carribbean and the only midwest area should be Chicago. The westward expansion looks too risky to me.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Actually, JI had 5 A320's at one point, from Fall of 1995 until Spring of 1996. The planes were too big to be profitable on the East Coast routes. So all, but one were disposed of. The remaining A320 was kept until the end of 1998 or thereabouts.

There is no corporate connection between the current Midway and the original, which folded in Fall of 1991, after a proposed sale to Northwest fell through. The only thing in common is the name.

It should also be pointed out that the reason Midway chose the "Midway" name again was that when they were launched, back in Fall of 1993, they did have aspirations to sort of 'revive' the original airline. And todays Midway was indeed originally based out of Midway Airport (MDW). Initially, the routes included DEN, DFW, PHL, DCA, LGA, and BOS.
The move to the current home of RDU took place in Fall of 1995, after heavy losses and lack of available gates at MDW.


User currently offlineTcttx From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 886 times:

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And todays Midway was indeed originally based out of Midway Airport (MDW). Initially, the routes included DEN, DFW, PHL, DCA, LGA, and BOS.
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And don't forget that popular tag to ABE on the MDW-PHL route!


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6214 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 880 times:

I dont think that Midway should concentrate to flights to the Caribbean , because this current Midway used to serve SJU (Im not sure the year though but it was around 95or 96 ) and apparently in didnt work. Midway also used to serve Cancun and it was also dropped.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 880 times:

I personaly feel that it is looking pretty bad for Midway but then again I have been wrong before.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 863 times:


JI served both SJU and CUN with the A320's to capitlize on the leisure market to these two, but they couldn't make it work. Right around then they gave back the 320's. Instead they focused on serving the East Coast which they have done succesfully until this year. Whether or not their bad fortunes are due to their westward expansion is not really clear at this point.

As mentioned earlier, JI originally started up out of MDW as a kind of revival to the previous airline. However they were struggling, and when AA pulled out of its RDU hub, they cut a deal with Midway to have them relocate to that area, which proved to be a more succesful move. Why they completely abandoned their namesake airport of Midway is beyond me....



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