I was thinking about the future of QX
for a while, and I came across a few questions I couldn't help but ask on airliners.net to see if any of you have an answer.
1. Will QX get anymore CRJ-700s?
This question is due to the fact that the past two airplanes they were supposed to get were changed into Dash 8 Q400s. The Q400s are making money, but if QX
converts all of the next orders to Q400s, what will happen to the -700s? So I do wonder now, if QX
will ever aquire more CRJs.
2. Will QX go with another airline?
The reason I ask is because they seem to be doing so well with F9
Express, and I was wondering if they wanted to become like Mesa in the sense that they work for more than two airlines. Since they're getting more CRJs (Dash-8 Q400s?), it brought up another question. This may be somewhat of a bad question that I'll get an immediate no, but I just want to hear your opinions.
3. What will happen to the hubs: PDX, SEA, BOI (hub?)?
It seems like since QX
is replacing a lot of AS
traffic there, QX
will make PDX
a bigger hub than SEA
. It also seems that they're making SEA
Dash-8s only. I was hearing the rumor that SEA
, and BOI
were to become Dash-8 hub. SEA
didn't surprise me, but BOI
did, mainly because I don't see many routes except maybe montana, and Idaho, that would suit well for a Dash 8 hub.
4. Will QX ever purchase CRJ-200s, or CRJ-900s?
I ask because I've been hearing that QX
has been considering it. I have emailed them about this, and they said that QX
was thinking about purchasing them, but not yet due to not having enough routes able to support it. That surprised me, because when they said that, I just had to think PDX
5. Is QX going to make LAX a hub for them?
I also heard they had plans to serve Hermosillo, Mexico, but they scrapped it from what I heard. I may be wrong, but hasn't QX
applied for a grant to serve LAX
to Modesto, CA
? I heard that QX
will be serving a lot of Californian destinations, so that makes me wonder if they have any plans to make LAX
6. Will QX ever serve smaller Mexican cities in Mexico?
This sort of attaches to the above question, and I have heard numorous rumors about QX
and Mexico. Would it work if QX
started serving the markets that AS
doesn't serve such as La Paz, or as the above mentioned, Hermosillo, and maybe even Monterrey?
Any feedback is appreciated! I don't want this thread to go out of control, as I have seen many like these sometimes do.
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