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flyboyzz1

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Kind of wish it wasn't so:

http://pressroom.airtran.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=201565&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1350983&highlight=

AirTran Airways Expands Schedule in Milwaukee, Launches Innovative Partnership with SkyWest Airlines- Expansion and Partnership Increase Frequencies and Destinations from General Mitchell International Airport - ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced new additions to its growing Milwaukee route network. These additions include non-stop service from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and expanded service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beginning April 6, 2010.
The low-cost leader also announced a new marketing partnership with SkyWest Airlines to support its Milwaukee focus city. In this unique partnership, SkyWest Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW), will offer regional jet service between Milwaukee and six destinations, including: Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Akron/Canton, Ohio, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb. Seats on these flights will be sold in conjunction with AirTran Airways flights with revenue shared on a pro-rated basis.
Service under this new agreement will begin next month. Once fully implemented in February 2010, SkyWest Airlines will offer 18 daily non-stop flights from Milwaukee to six destinations. These flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines and will be available for customers to book through AirTran's normal distribution channels, including the company's award-winning Web site, www.AirTran.com, travel agencies and 1-800-AIR-TRAN.
"This unique partnership and expanded service is an exciting next step for our Milwaukee focus city," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning, AirTran Airways. "We are delighted to make new and interesting destinations available to our customers and now offer more choices than ever to, from, and through Milwaukee to the rest of our network."
In this new partnership, SkyWest Airlines will operate five SkyWest branded, 50-seat, Bombardier CRJ200 regional aircraft to and from Milwaukee.
"Under the new partnership, SkyWest's Milwaukee passengers will enjoy more flights to more destinations with all the benefits of AirTran's vast route network and A+ Rewards program," said SkyWest President and COO Russell "Chip" Childs. "Together, SkyWest and AirTran will be committed to providing passengers with exceptional service, on-time flights, low fares and the best possible flying experience."
The chart below details all current service out of Milwaukee, including new routes announced today:
AirTran Airways Daily
Destinations Flights Service Details

Atlanta 4
Baltimore/Washington 3
Boston 3
Dallas/Ft. Worth 2 Service begins April 6, 2010
Denver 2
Ft. Lauderdale 1 Seasonal service
Ft. Myers 2
Las Vegas 2
Los Angeles 2
Minneapolis/St. Paul 3
New York (LaGuardia) 3
Orlando 3
Phoenix 1 Seasonal service
San Diego 1 Seasonal service.
Returns May 27, 2010
San Francisco 1
Seattle/Tacoma 1
Tampa 1
Washington (Reagan National) 3 Increasing to 3 flights
effective April 6, 2010
SkyWest Airlines Daily
Destinations Flights Anticipated Start Dates

Akron/Canton 3 Effective January 5, 2010
Des Moines 3 Effective February 11, 2010
Indianapolis 3 Effective January 5, 2010
Omaha 3 Effective February 11, 2010
Pittsburgh 3 Effective December 4, 2009
St. Louis 3 Effective December 4, 2009
 
SkyWest branded ops. Game on, Republic!
 
Viper,

SkyWest has been in the process of painting new livery for these planes for about a month now.

N465SW
 
They "new" branded ops aircraft will still be painted in accordance to use these aircraft as "generics" in the Delta and United systems if needed. That is why there is really nothing new to report on the "new" livery.
 
They "new" branded ops aircraft will still be painted in accordance to use these aircraft as "generics" in the Delta and United systems if needed. That is why there is really nothing new to report on the "new" livery.
From what I understand...a "new" SkyWest livery for branded ops/generic spare has been in the works for a little while and was recently finalized. I think the current generic looks a little too "Delta Wavy Gravy" for Citrus' liking.

I guess it's time to break out the old airTran ramp jacket for the winter.
 
From what I understand...a "new" SkyWest livery for branded ops/generic spare has been in the works for a little while and was recently finalized. I think the current generic looks a little too "Delta Wavy Gravy" for Citrus' liking.

I guess it's time to break out the old airTran ramp jacket for the winter.

You may be right, but as of right now, I can not find updated pictures of 983CA or 984CA. They were the latest aircraft to be converted.
 
Let's see:

- Medium sized markets
- High cost RJ's
- Competition from other high cost RJ provider
- Oil solid $80 barrel w/expectations of $100 by Spring

BRILLIANT!
We have never seen such marketing genius before. Bet they will make a killing!
 

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