State of the Airlines

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

NEWS: AirTran says Me Too

Southwest Airlines to Pittsburgh, JetBlue plans New York-Boston and now....AirTran to Indianapolis. Now this move seems to be text book Southwest. AirTran is looking to swoop into a market served by struggling ATA Airlines. ATA has been forced to cut back flights while they look for ways to bail water.

The low fare airlines are certainly staying on their toes. Southwest, JetBlue and AirTran are all looking for ways to exploit the plight the their weakened competitors. Frankly that's what they should be doing, its smart business and it should be good for the flying public.