Ok...i have never given too lenghty of a post and i will try my best to keep this one short. I hope that others will respect what i write as i respect what they write
I think the IND
buildup could be very sucessful. As of right now, ATA serves the following cities from IND
In January ATA Connection will start: SBN
With the "mainline" cities already served i think that provides a nice range of metropolitan/leisure destinations for people from SBN
to go to. Plus, IND
is a much less congested airport than MDW
. All of ATA's gates are located in the C concourse at IND
; a very quick walk between gates.
Other cities that I think ATA should add from are:
(isn't that one going to be discontinued by US at some point?)
just announcing their latest expansion, i think ATA needs to come up with something good to compete and hopefully take IND
back as the #1 airline.
I would also say that they should get rid of the 737s altogether. Keep some 757s for the longer routes or the more popular ones. And then get the 717 as the "main" jet. As for the L1011s that are in the fleet for charters, etc...i would still keep those but start planning on what will eventually replace them...perhaps the 7E7??
Anyway, that is my take on the situation