Uncertainty awaits airline industry w...

Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger

There are 3 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Aug 14, 2013, titled Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

And it would make American a viable competitor to giants United and Delta. Airline investors fear that if American can't grow by merging, it will add flights, which will lower airfares and drive down profit margins for everybody in the business.

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Codeshare Capital Plus

United States

#1 Aug 15, 2013
A n a l y s t s are saying:

US should go for HA

In just such a scenario, I see

I see:

AA going for B6
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United States

#2 Aug 15, 2013
That would leave us,

MEGACARRIERs

DL UA

LARGE CARRIERS

AA US WN

SMALL SPECIALITY OR BOUTIQUE CARRIERS

AS F9 SY VX

FEE BASE THRIFTS

G4 NK
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United States

#3 Aug 15, 2013
That would leave us with

the m e g a - carriers

DL UA

the l a r g e - carriers

AA US WN

the s m a l l - s p e c i a l t y - carriers

AS F9 SY VX

the f e e - b a s e d - t h r i f t carriers

G4 NK

* NOTE

F9 - business model seems to be in flux
SY - does a lot of charters in additional to scheduled service
VX - still remains of questionable long term viability

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