JMC, thanks for the clarification. I do remember reading at some point that USAir did have plans to make a regional hub (if you will) at PHX
I cannot really imagine that an independent regional in that time could remain by itself for very long. If a route like PHX
cannot work today when it connects to 400+ daily America West flights at PHX
and significantly larger populations on both ends, how can it work on more or less O&D traffic and a handful of interline transfers?
Now why did their relationship with USAir not last? If I recall correctly Mesa, or was it TransStates, was doing Express service for them from LAX
well into the late 90s. Were that just a completely unviable airline?
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