VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
Do they even own any of the DC-9s left or has that gone back to it's lessors? Last I heard that there were 3. But I think they had better get more $$$ and Captial. They also need to make better decisions then the previous managment. They did fine til they decided to fly to LAS. They could've flown to BOS, MIA, SFO or even ORD but nooo they had to go to LAS. Their previous destiantions were LAX, LGA, IAD, LAS and Love Field.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1039 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
I hope Legend returns from the dead for the sole reason that AA would have to find a way to restore it's all-first-class service from DAL again. Since AA yAANked the first class meals and amenities two months ago, I'd like to see how they bring it all back without looking like a bunch of pricks.
FORT WORTH — An Florida-based investor group says it's agreed to buy the name of bankrupt Legend Airlines.
Tampa, Florida-based Viking Resources International says it wants to resume flights from Dallas to New York and Washington, DC, using four of Legend's DC-Nines.
Viking CEO Thomas Patterson tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he's still lining up financing.
A Dallas attorney who represents the bankruptcy trustee confirmed that the trustee has informally agreed to sell the Legend name to Viking, contingent on financing.
Viking Resources tried to buy Legend's name and some assets in March. But it couldn't raise the estimated $25 million it would take to buy the Legend name and resume service.
The firm made an unsuccessful attempt to buy bankrupt Kiwi Airlines in 1999.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5245 posts, RR: 27 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1139 times:
Those of you who've read my prior posts about LC know how enthused I am about the concept, and how much I enjoyed their service when I flew on LC.
But... I'm from Missouri on this story (as in, you gotta show me).
Back when Viking talked (press-released) about a possible acquisition, before all the assets had been liquidated, my research suggested to me that they had nothing like the capital base required to re-start the airline by themselves, and absent substantial assets of their own to put at risk, I don't see much likelihood that they will successfully raise capital from independent investors.
But the terminal sits, quietly, waiting for something to happen. And I'm sure that the leasing companies which owned the DC-9s (none were actually owned by LC) would gladly lease them to a new operator.
Hope springs eternal.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17283 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1098 times:
Actually two of the early customers for the 717 were Pembroke Capital and Bavaria Leasing. If I am not mistaken, all of the 717s they ordered as currently operated by Impulse (sorry...Qantaslink), Olympic Aviation, and Bankok Air, so I don't think any might be available at this time. Hey, they could get some F100s from Midway! And probably at a very good price to boot.