OPNLguy
Topic Author
Posts: 11191
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 1999 11:29 am

Herb Kelleher On ATA Codeshare/Misc.

Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:16 am

ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
leelaw
Posts: 4520
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 4:13 pm

RE: Herb Kelleher On ATA Codeshare/Misc.

Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:27 am

I don't think Herb should get credit for the code-share concept, my understanding is one of TZ's aircraft lessors dreamed it up. However, Herb certainly deserves major kudos for recognizing the validity of the concept and acting acting upon the opportunity quickly.
Lex Ancilla Justitiae
 
OPNLguy
Topic Author
Posts: 11191
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 1999 11:29 am

RE: Herb Kelleher On ATA Codeshare/Misc.

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:39 am

ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
B4REAL
Posts: 2568
Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2003 5:53 am

RE: Herb Kelleher On ATA Codeshare/Misc.

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:43 am

This is great:

Southwest won't recommend a candidate for the position of ATA chief executive officer, but Kelleher hopes the interim CEO, John Denison, gets the permanent job. Denison is Southwest's former chief financial officer...

Taken from http://www.indystar.com/articles/5/234986-4535-223.html

I think they are effectively making a recommendation.
B4REAL, spelled like it sounds & @RickVanover on Twitter
 
airfrnt
Posts: 2008
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:05 am

RE: Herb Kelleher On ATA Codeshare/Misc.

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:09 am

You really have to hand it to Herb Kelleher. Outside of Juan Trippe and Bob Crandall, I don't think there is anyone who has read the currents of the Airline industry better then Kelleher. Southwest has a fiscal stablity that just mocks the rest of the airline industry in the United States, and even overseas.

At the same time, I think the ATA experience is opening a few eyes at South West as well. A lot of the routes that ATA is lending to South West (via the code share) are doing really well according to anecdotal evidence (for example, DEN<->MDW) and the vacation routes that ATA has fills in very very nice with South Wests huge point to point system.
 
ScottB
Posts: 5601
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:25 am

RE: Herb Kelleher On ATA Codeshare/Misc.

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:16 am

I'd wager that the Southwest codeshare is also a large part of why ATA no longer needed Chicago Express as a regional feeder. 1400 passengers per day is equivalent nearly 60 Saab flights filled to 70%.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos