aviatorman_1979 said:What would the effects of a Northwest bankrupty have on either Mesaba or Pinnacle?
PCL_128 said:There would be no immediate effect, but problems could come later on. The ASA (Air Service Agreement) that Mesaba and Pinnacle have with NWA could come up during BK. NWA could always get the judge to void the current ASA and Pinnacle and Mesaba would have to renegotiate a new ASA or risk losing the contract to another regional like Mesa or CHQ. I'm not too worried, seeing as how Pinnacle is currently the lowest cost regional in the country (yes, even lower cost than Mesa). Mesaba just got the next few CRJs by agreeing to fly them for a very slim profit margin, so I doubt their contract is in jeopardy either. Basically, bad things could happen, but it's not very likely.
FYI, CHQ/RP/Shuttle is opening a DTW base effective Sept 1.