Great Topic - Piedmont!!!!
- if US Air had not been successful in taking over PI
, then Norfolk/Southern Corp would own them. Remember, US entered a biding war with NS for PI
, NS already own over 20% of PI
I think NS wanted a carrier for intermodal cargo, so, I believe that PI
would have continued on with expansion westward and international and a large cargo ops.
I suspect they would be operating an all Boeing fleet, with the possible exception of DC-10/MD-11 for freight. 727's would be gone, the F28's would be gone, by now. But 777-200 would be in operation on transatlantic routes.
I wonder if they would be having a difficult time due to a large ops at DCA
(and extended closure after 9/11). But they would rebound more quickly than US, due to their large freight ops.
I suspect they would have chased after Eastern's Latin America/Caribbean routes. That would be the impetuous for scaling back SYR
. They could well be at MIA
instead of AA
. So we would be looking at:
, where exactly was PI
's intra-FL service based? I should know that)
737-200, 300, 400, 700 (lots of them!!)
757-200 (maybe, replacement for 727 high density routes)
Henson would have a large CRJ/Dash-8 fleet.
Would be generating 20-30% of operating revs. I would expect DC-10/MD-11's (For whatever reason, I think that fits NS corporate profile better that the 747-400F).
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