State of the Airlines

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

NEWS: USA3000 Airlines Pops up on the PR Radar

Pennsylvania based USA3000 Airlines have poked their head up announcing additional service to their flight schedule. Flights will be added between Orlando and Chicago, Baltimore to Ft. Lauderdale and Ft. Meyers to Washington Dulles. The discount airline said it will add flights between Orlando McCoy International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning in May. USA3000 flies A320's on both scheduled and charter routes. Looking at this flight schedule I guess you can add USA3000 to the list of airlines picking away at US Airways market share.

Some folks may not be familiar with the business model being used by USA3000. The idea is to establish some basic scheduled routes and then market yourself to travel agencies. So the next time you see a fabulous 3 day 2 nights in Orlando everything included package it just might be someone like USA3000 providing the air travel. Its not a bad plan either. There are several carriers doing this in the US and it tends to work well for airlines of this size.