Bobloblaw wrote:77H wrote:RushmoreAir wrote:... and they're finished. RIP Island Air
"Island Air tells employees it will halt service Friday"
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3680 ... ice-friday
Best of luck to all the staff at WP! It is heartbreaking to see so many people out of work.
It will be interesting to see how MW responds in the coming months. Given the success of their current operation and the strength of the Company's Leadership Team I would expect MW to take advantage of this unfortunate loss. Perhaps an order of newer ATR42's for trunk routes? Perhaps even CR7's or E-Jets 2.0?
Could also be a chance for AS or UA to move in with Regional Jets and solidify their presence prior to WN's entrance in to the Mainland-Hawaii Market. Rumors have been swirling that they may be looking at inter island routes.
MW should respond by doing nothing. Flying CR7s or E-jets would put them in bankruptcy.
Not saying you're wrong but what are you basing your assertion on ?