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  • US Airways rules out creation of Midwestern hub

    News | 10 Aug 2007 22:51

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> Airways has ruled out the creation of new hub in the Midwestern USA. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>In an internal newsletter, US Airways president Scott Kirby says a new regional hub would have “no appreciable impact on CASM (unit costs) and would be extremely low RASM (unit revenues), meaning we’d lose a lot of money”.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Kirby was responding to an employee who quoted former executives who had urged a hub in the <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Midwest</st1:place></st1:place>. But the US Airways president says that hubs in the region have not done well a
  • Fast and furious

    News | 20 May 1998 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=891' /> </p> <p>Dave Higdon/KANSAS CITY </p> <p>Breaking out into the sunshine and levelling off the new Mooney Bravo high-performance piston single just above the cloud at 6,000ft (1,830m) brought home graphically the speed we were making. </p> <p>Billowing cloud tops blurred past the windows at more than 200kt (110km/h) as we raced south west toward Wichita, Kansas, and our destination of Augusta Municipal Airport. Flying nap of the clouds in Mooney Aircraft's top-of-the-line model imparts a sense of speed not available at the flight levels at which this aircraft normally flies. </p> <p>An instrument-flight clearance from Kansas City Center gave me a 2,000ft altitude box that kept me legal while climbing, diving, twisting and turning the Bravo across the textured tops as we sped along against a 40kt headwind. </p> <p>Although far from fighter-manoeuvrable, the Bravo responded well, if not lightly, to my efforts to keep the 200kW (270hp