Pop quiz: What kind of airline has dreams of being a regional operator but has no interest in actually operating airplanes? The answer: Landline.
The co-founder and CEO of the “airline,” David Sunde, has a background in airline networks, and his team is building a regional feeder that won’t fly a single airplane. Anything else, however, is fair game. It’s all about multi-modal, and so far Landline’s fleet of vehicles ranging from private cars to buses feeds Sun Country’s hub in Minneapolis/St Paul and United’s hub in Denver.
Hasn’t this been tried before? Sure, but as you’ve probably heard before, this is different. This time, it really does seem to be, and the exciting stuff hasn’t even happened yet.
Come join me for this episode of The Cranky Flier Interview presented by Ontario International Airport, a half hour chat with David about everything from putting an airport at Disneyland to clearing security before you even get on the bus.
Download the episode here or listen below.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Ontario International Airport.
Recently, ONT was honored by the Airports Council International with its distinguished Airport Health Accreditation, in recognition of Ontario’s unbending commitment to protect travelers, visitors and employees from health risks during these challenging times. From ONT’s use of powerful antimicrobial technology and enforcement of masks and social distancing to its opening of an on-site COVID testing clinic for passengers and the community, the airport has been a model for putting safety first.
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