Yup no more Dash 8's in Florida, but you will continue to see them in PHL
for the time being. At Piedmont, the future is very uncertain, since management seems to be bent on farming out most of the RJ
flying to those wonderful folks over at Mesa
. Piedmont will continue to operate through 2004, but we will lose 7 Dash 8's this year. These airplanes are going back to leasors who were not interested in renegotiating the terms on those airplanes.
And now for the "Rumors From the Line" segment of my post:
As US Airways did not want to lose the 7 Dash 8's that will disappear (since they still don't have enough RJ
's at Mesa and Mid Atlantic has yet to operate) in December, it is being discussed that if other Dash-8's to replace them cannot be found at a reasonable lease cost we may see some Saabs on the property. Stay tuned!