3 Coronavirus-Free Links I Love: Goodbye to Midwest, KLM 747s, and Rick Rogers

3 Coronavirus-Free Links I Love: Goodbye to Midwest, KLM 747s, and Rick Rogers

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Wisconsin’s Midwest Express Airlines ends Elite partnershipch-aviation
Remember how Midwest Express was going to come back with chocolate chip cookies and all? Scratch that. The airline was going to outsource flying to Elite, but that has now fallen apart and descended into lawsuits. Midwest … Read the post

Airlines We Lost in 2010

Airlines We Lost in 2010

The year is almost done, and you know what that means. It’s time to review the airlines we’ve lost in 2010. The good news? We had fewer airlines disappear this year than last and many of them were piddly little guys that I won’t even bother discussing here. (Strategic France, … Read the post

United-Continental Merger Closing Was the Third Most Interesting Story on Friday

United-Continental Merger Closing Was the Third Most Interesting Story on Friday

By now, you undoubtedly know that the United and Continental merger has officially closed and United Continental Holdings is now the parent company of both airlines. But that was actually the third most interesting story on Friday, and of those three, the merger actually has the least impact on you … Read the post

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Religion and the Business (Across the Aisle)

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Religion and the Business (Across the Aisle)

Today I bring you the third and last installment of my interview with Republic CEO Bryan Bedford. In this piece, we spend a lot of time talking about religion. Why? Well, Bryan has really brought religion into the Republic business in a big way.

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Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Fees, Competition in the Hubs, and More (Across the Aisle)

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Fees, Competition in the Hubs, and More (Across the Aisle)

I’m back with part two of my conversation with Bryan Bedford, CEO of Republic (which owns Frontier, among others). In part one, we talked about the strategy that led the company to buy Frontier and Midwest. Today, we get a little more into the weeds with everything from inflight … Read the post

Republic Orders New Bombardier Airplane That Will Compete with Boeing and Airbus (If It Works)

Republic Orders New Bombardier Airplane That Will Compete with Boeing and Airbus (If It Works)

Republic, overlord of Frontier, Midwest, and a bunch of regional flying, made headlines last week by placing an order for 40 CS300 airplanes. These are the “C-Series” airplanes that Bombardier has been putting together to compete with the Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies. If it actually works as advertised, then … Read the post

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