In the supplied info it states that the airline goals mentioned here are "lofty", however you have got to hand it to RFD for thinking, planning and initiating ideas that have produced some favorable results in the last few years. They have had some good luck after a bumpy start. They know the serious need to be aggressive as a regional player. They know they have to reach out and market the southern Wisconsin area in addition to their own immediate area. They have used some creativity in their reach for Allegiant.
The first article clearly states that they want to be that "third" airport as well. Personally I would like to see both RFD and GYY succeed on both sides of Chicago because I believe both will be required to provide enough "relief" to ORD especially with its frequent expansions. So to both RFD & GYY I say go for it.
In An Age Of Delays, RFD Sets Its Sights On The Global Cargo Market