There were quite a few posts started about Indy Air, not sure why everyone thought they should start their own topic.
So have taken some of those links from deleted threads and included them here.
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I think these guys have gone at it all wrong. Their gameplan is great, as is their service. I just think they overdid it.
First of all, its ok to have 35 cities to announce, but not all in about 4 months. That even made the transformation more hectic as other airlines had to fill the void so quickly. Shittle america, skywest, Asa, comair.. These carriers had to go into overdrive to pick up the slack.
I think they should be getting around to the 3rd round of cities right about now. they should have established the first round of cities first. And maybe 14 flights per day is a little too much..? And the cities they did use 14 per day on, was already heavily saturated by the carriers with hubs at either airport.
I think they deployed too much of the fleet at once, they in a way had no choice because of all that they owned. Im sure they didnt want 50 crj's sitting around waiting their turn. They should have slowly expanded and taken the aircraft off of the routes they currently served for Aca, only as they needed more. This would have also provided them with a little supporting revenue while they got on their feet. i know they started with more than any other airline, but they need to start making money soon because that cant last forever.
I think some of the city selection was a little bit strange too. Dont they fly to 4 New York area airports? JFK
? Possibly 2 but 4? Thats one example of overdoing it.
And routes to smaller places were overdone also. I believe in frequency and convience as much as the next guy, and i normally defend my home airport like a tiger, but 6x flights on just one airline is more than weve ever had anywhere. They might have picked thee wrong hub also.. I know they already had one there, but IAD
is a competitive market. CRW
already had 7x daily to IAD
between US and UA
Theyre jumping into what is already a well served, and competetive market. They also did this with many other markets.
I think a Hub at another airport would have succeeded better. Then again, i cant think of a better place to have one, so maybe it was the best they could do...
Does anyone want to put in their 2 cents? thats mine.
So lets continue with the one and only Independence Air Bankruptcy Thread.
Sorry to the people who work at flyi it isn't looking good.