Didn't see this posted yet.... (Mods please delete if a duplicate).
"Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Australian infrastructure specialist Macquarie (Charts) and Spanish airport operator Ferrovial are all circling the 750-acre Chicago airfield, which could fetch up to $3 billion. "
"Then there are the economic issues - 65 percent of the carriers at Midway have to approve the transaction, and they may require that landing fees (the charges they pay to the airport operator) be capped. The bidders, on the other hand, will push for a fee schedule that gives them a decent return on their equity. In the past, airlines have argued that privatization can exacerbate an airport's natural monopoly if landing fees and other economic concessions are not regulated."
WN is one of the largest carriers active at MDW. If the sale goes through and landing fees increase, could we potentially see WN move to one of the other Chicago area airports?