State of the Airlines

Thursday, January 06, 2005

News: Southwest to start Pittsburgh service as US Airways cuts flights

"Discounter Southwest Airlines will start service in Pittsburgh in May and move deeper into what was once US Airways' territory. US Airways is dismantling its hub in Pittsburgh; it now handles 65.4% of the airport's flights, down from 87.9% two years ago. Southwest officials say the airport fits the carrier's business model because it is "overpriced and underserved." Source: The Dallas Morning New via ATA Smartbriefs

My Commentary: As the majors struggle to re-invent themselves Southwest continues to take advantage. Its good to the the king.