Listening to everyone on here, you would think CO
should just say "Go ahead, Airtran, take some market share from us." I mean, come on! In the economic climate that still remains in the industry, you can bet airlines are going to protect their markets shares like a momma bear protecting her cubs from a predator. Some of you scoff that Airtran may be taking only a "little" of CO
's market share to CAK, but if I were running an airline-any carrier-especially in these times, I'd do what I could to protect it as well.
It has nothing to do whether an airline is "special" or not, as Prinair said-that's just an uneducated comment, in my view. It's about economic survival in probably the most turbulent times the industry has ever seen. And, obviously CO
is trying to do it's utmost to preserve CLE
as a hub-and it will, if the economy rights itself soon enough. It made money here before, and it can again. I do have to laugh when people say how economically deficient a hub CLE
-you show me ANY major's hub that is doing well financially-look at their quarterly economic numbers, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
An airline CEO isn't doing his job if he doesn't try to protect market share. I am a little surprised that COEX hasn't jumped into the fray with CAK-EWR RJ
service as a competiton. It may pull some business from CLE
, but if it keeps the money in CO
's pocket, who cares if a few people take CO
out of CAK instead of CLE
Love these armchair CEO's on here. Amusing insights.