VFRonTop wrote:Kiwiandrew wrote:I keep seeing reference to a "Comair scenario" but I'm failing to make the connection?
Comair was a regional carrier owned by Delta operating flights under the Delta Connection brand. At one time they had a fleet of 170+ regional aircraft. When Delta emerged from Chapter 11 they began the process of slowly dismantling Comair's operations over a course of five years, with Comair eventually dying in 2012 with a pitiful whelp and a handful of aircraft.
Link to good Flightnetwork blog summary
Pre Delta Chap 11 (Sep 2005)
Comair had 7k+ employees and operated 1k daily flights.
Closure announcement (Jul 2012)
1.7k employees and less than 290 daily flights
Thank you so much, that makes a lot of sense. No wonder I was confused, I was thinking of the BA franchise carrier in South Africa. I forgot there used to be another Comair.