Further incursion upon DCA

AOG-N-IT

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On 2/27/2003 4:38:15 PM ITRADE wrote:

AirTran has applied to start flying DCA-CMH.


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ITRADE,

I would highly doubt it! Airtran is likely filling a void left by HP. Had such a market produced profitable yields? HP would likely have remained a player out of CMH.

Maybe this kinda thing will work for a LCC...but hardly for U , no matter how many concessions we make or continue to take. This could be a nice RJ market...if handled properly by USE?
 

sdavis29

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On 2/27/2003 4:58:28 PM AOG-N-IT wrote:

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On 2/27/2003 4:38:15 PM ITRADE wrote:

AirTran has applied to start flying DCA-CMH.


Will US respond?
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ITRADE,

I would highly doubt it! Airtran is likely filling a void left by HP. Had such a market produced profitable yields? HP would likely have remained a player out of CMH.

Maybe this kinda thing will work for a LCC...but hardly for U , no matter how many concessions we make or continue to take. This could be a nice RJ market...if handled properly by USE?


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currently 6 daily flts...5 are rjs

 

funguy2

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ITRADE: Is there a link or something that shows that AirTran would actually use these slots, if awarded, for DCA-CMH? With USAir and Delta RJs already on the route, and the fact that AirTran does not currently fly to either CMH or DCA, I can't imagine they would enter this route. Furthermore, AWA must have dropped it because it wasn't making money... Why would AirTran want a money loser someone else dropped?

AirTran was recently awarded exemption slots to fly to Florida from DCA (I think Fort Myers and Palm Beach, but not sure). Maybe they are looking for these slots to add more Florida (i.e. their HQ in Orlando) or to their ATL hub. Both seem more plausible than DCA-CMH.
 

W:EXCH:INVOL

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On 2/27/2003 4:38:15 PM ITRADE wrote:

AirTran has applied to start flying DCA-CMH.

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Hey, ITRADE, it's been asked, please respond. Where was this info posted? Thanks in advance.

INVOL
 

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