Air Midwest operates EAS routes (i.e. PHX
) that it selects. It has a code-share agreement that is significantly different than that of Mesa Airlines and Freedom Airlines. Air Midwest sets the schedule and HP
puts their code on it.
In the Mesa and Freedom agreements, HP
builds the line for each aircraft (i.e. destination, schedule, etc.). Mesa and Freedom just show up with the planes, crews, and a bill.
Does America West not pay them to paint their planes?
Probably not. If they did, those birds would be in America West colors instead of YV
, US, AND HP
colors on just one a/c.
Mesa wants to put a Beech or two on the Freedom Air certificate to keep it active, now that the CRJs are going/have gone over to Mesa.
I've heard this too. J.O. has openly admitted they are shopping the Air Midwest entitity but have not been able to find a buyer.
Hope this helps...