State of the Airlines

Monday, January 24, 2005

NEWS: Indy: Just say No to Hubs

The Indianapolis Star has an interesting article on the growth and competition seen at the airport in their fair city. Admittedly the article has an ever so slight bias towards the Indy airport but I think it makes some good points. The biggest being that you don't need a major airline making a hub out of your airport to get the flights that you need. In fact, in this day and age it might be more of a burden (cough-Chicago-cough, hack-Minneapolis-hack) having a major airline presense trying to call all the shots and driving out low cost competition. I'll go as far to say that major airlines use the jobs they offer to push airport commissions, local and state governments into decisions that they otherwise might not make. Right now, I'm thinking its not a fair trade. Go Indy go.