Midwest Likes Flying Solo

This article examines two very different airlines that may merge: Milwaukee-based Midwest and the larger, Atlanta-based AirTran. AirTran launched a tender offer in January 2007 for Midwest. AirTran is modeled after a low-frills low cost carrier (LCC), while Midwest offers a full-fare, high-frills product. The article provides a look at each airline’s financial and operating results, and describes their aircraft and where they operate. Midwest was renowned for its tablecloths, china place settings, metal cutlery, fine meals, champagne and wine, but after September 11, it was forced to cut back. Still, despite AirTran’s offer, Midwest would prefer to stick with its own plans for the future.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-54, 56
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2007 12:05PM