MARION -- Mesa Airlines will discontinue flights to Chicago’s Midway Airport out of Williamson County Regional Airport beginning Nov. 10, according to airport manager Doug Kimmel.
Kimmel said the airline is withdrawing because it is not getting enough passengers or revenue. He called it an “unfortunate situation” and that the “money just couldn’t last any longer.” Mesa came to Williamson County Airport in February as a result of the I-Fly fund which provided around $100,000 each to the airports in Marion, Quincy and Decatur.
Not that we actually HAD n/s to Chicago...It was a through flight to DEC.
Oh well. I still stand by a major airline can make MWA-ORD work via connections, either Eagle MWA-ORD, or TSA thru United Express.
If they claim 350 paxs per month flew MWA-DEC-MDW, thats on average 11 passengers a day, for a 19 seater My guess is it is not break even or a profit.
So that alone I would like to think could support a 50 seater daily MWA-ORD, and the fact people would have opportunity to connect onward out of ORD, I would HAVE to think wouold raise the demand.
Otherwise, I have to be totally wrong for it.