State of the Airlines

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

OPINION: Hey...What's Up with the "Other" Airlines

The buzz surrounding the likes of Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Delta Airlines, US Aiways and ATA has been intense lately. AirTran, Continental Airlines, Comair and Northwest Airlines have had some "airplay" but to a lesser degree. But the newswire has gone strangely silent on some of the other players. Where's the latest on American Airlines, Frontier Airlines or America West? How about Hawaiian or Aloha? All of these airlines are working (quietly apparently) to come up with the answers on how to survive in the new airline world order. All of them have a pretty good view of the bankruptcy abyss...some better than others. I really want to know what they are up to, what their strategy is to weather the storm. I'm looking but there doesn't seem to be much around. Just an observation...that's all.