Saturday, April 24, 2010

Always up in the air

Absolutely nothing is ever final in the airline biz these days.... but the (briefly) talked about USAirways-United merger appears to have fallen through as quickly as it appeared this time round.  United has shifted course to pursue a merger with Continental.  What that could mean here???  Who knows. If it really happens then you have to believe USAirways would be a player in some future merger with someone else out there.   But our friends up the Turnpike have a bigger Continental presence and they are fretting what a United-Continental merger would mean at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  So the potential is for two major (or majorly) underutilized airports within 2 hours drive of each other.  Hmm....


Anonymous johnnyg said...

It would be bad for Cleveland, no question about it. Just like PIT was USAirways "midwestern" hub, CVG was Delta's "midwestern" hub, and STL was TWA's "midwestern" hub, CLE is Continental's "midwestern" hub. In a merger , it is gone, just like the rest.

Saturday, April 24, 2010 6:17:00 PM  

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