Northwest is not leveraging their size to put YX
out of business. Additionally, in spite of their rather ubiquitous rebranding and division of the business silos, I feel it will have the potential to keep them competitive and bring them to profitablity.
Northwest has been throwing up very attractive billboards all around town, and is the official airline sponsor of Miller Park!
With their saver service launch, PHX
, and DEN
have had impressive loads. (This is in spite of F9
who, ironically enough, shares a gate with United)
Back to the topic. The MKE
route was converted to a one-stop in MCI
. Now, they've dropped to one flight per day, and are abandoning the route for the season anyway. They have not stated intentions to resurrect the route in the spring. With NW
offering nonstop service to SFO
, it will likely prosper, as LAS
Additionally, Mark Travel Corp., parent company of Funjet is using YX
for charters to PVR
next year...no more ATA. This means higher loads, and a chance for NW
to pick up the slack for LAS
There is room for both carriers to excel, and also for FL
to prosper. I think the verdict is still out on F9
...no one really knows they're here!
I mean, for the right price I’ll fight a lion. - Mike Tyson