MidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 133 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2729 times:
Midwest Express Airlines will officially become Midwest Airlines on January 1 2003 and Skyway will change there name too Midwest Connect on the same date. Midwest will receive there first B717-200 sometime in February of 2003 and the Midwest Connect will receive there first ERJ-140 sometime in the beginning of 2004. If I remember the Midwest Connect will receive 20 ERJ-140 and has options for 20 more. Skyway or the Midwest Connect has 10 328 jets and were supposed to get two more this year but the trouble that Fairchild-Dornier is having were are not going to receive those aircraft. I can't remember if they cancelled the rest of the orders for the 328 jets or not. I will try to find out some info and get back with you.
That's cool that they are expanding out of MCI to EWR, AUS and seasonal service to RSW. I hope there is more to come and looking forward to that. I work tomorrow so I will try to find out how many flights they will have a day too EWR, AUS and RSW. I just wish they would add flights out of MKE but that will come soon I hope.
I always thought it was odd that Midwest Express served SAT-MCI but not AUS-MCI. Back before the dot com bust Ausin had a lotmore business travelers, whereas SAT had more lesiure traffic. I always thought Midwest Express would do well in AUS.
When Vanguard first started AUS-MCI service they began with two roundtrips, but had recently upped it to 3.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
I wonder if Midwest Express will start MCI-COS?
Vanguard started MCI-COS December 20, 2001. It was originally 2x 737-200s, and in June it was upgraded to 2x MD-80s.
I've heard MCI-COS did extremely well for Vanguard, so I don't see why Midwest Express couldn't make it work.
I'd also expect MCI-DEN one day or another. Although the route does have a lot of competition from United and Frontier. However Vanguard did have 5 MCI-DEN flights so they were pretty strong in the market.
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