Now if Vanguard can just start making money. They don't hemmhorage money or anything, just get the load factor up a little more. And their load factors are already *much* better--to the tune of 15 percent or so better--since they recentered their system on MCI in 2001. Maybe this summer, if US air travel continues to recover, Vanguard will break into the black. Their business plan is now a good one. If it weren't for 9/11 they probably would already be in the black.
My confidence in Vanguard keeps rising. If they stick to running profitable O & D-oriented nonstops from MCI to large markets, I think they'll continue to get stronger.
Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)