Big Sky was allegedly purchased by MAIR Holdings to be able to grow outside the business MAIR has with Northwest. It seems to have been an awful investment though... overpriced and hemoraging cash to the tune of $250K a MONTH. Big Sky has lost several opportunities with UA
for the DEN
business and rumors abound that Big Sky is bidding on Frontier business. But without an infastructure or training programs to support RJs, they don't look very attractive as a candidate. Sure, MAIR has good credit and no debt, but that's only thanks to XJ
for creating the profits and cash the company has today. It's bringing MAIR Holdings earnings down which is making XJ
look bad. Mesaba Airlines and its efficient profitable operation is supporting Big Sky.