msycajun wrote:The ATRs were starting to become necessary given the age and limited range and speed of the Saabs. With the ATR you could fly 12 more seats for roughly the same operating cost and less maintenance. Probably their biggest issue pre-Covid was the pilot shortage. On the bright side, if they manage to survive until demand recovers, that shouldn't be a problem.
32andBelow wrote:All the small airlines are going to go bankrupt if they aren’t bailed out. RAVN in Alaska is facing the same
aemoreira1981 wrote:32andBelow wrote:All the small airlines are going to go bankrupt if they aren’t bailed out. RAVN in Alaska is facing the same
Ravn is a more significant issue, as you can't just get around and drive around Alaska...you have to fly. I could see the state desiring to step in to maintain essential air links.
As for Silver, those Saabs had to go as they were close to being out of hours.
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