"Air Tran, which is negotiating to take over ATA’s gates at Midway, is a much different airline, Goolsbee said.
“If you want to fly from Chicago to New York on Air Tran, most likely you would have to fly from Midway to Atlanta and then from Atlanta to New York, and not many people are going to want to do that,” he said.
Austan should find more out before speaking. He should realize that AirTran is going to hub at Midway, not just sending connecting flights through ATL
once the operation is in place. What drama! lol If I held stock in FL
and found out FL
was going to take over expensive leases on 14 gates for flights to ATL
, then I would take my money somewhere else ASAP!
It's sad to see the lay-offs but from what I understand, FL
is willing to hire the former ATA employees which is better than nothing at all. I've been through the same situation before and we had nothing at all. At least ATA has the opportunity to hold its roots in IND
, I wish them the best.