AirTran CFO Sees Opportunity In Industry Downturn | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **
** Airborne 04.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.16.14 **
** Airborne 04.14.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.14.14 **

Sun, Feb 08, 2009

AirTran CFO Sees Opportunity In Industry Downturn

Other Airlines' Cutbacks Leave Room For Expansion

Orlando-based AirTran has taken advantage of other airlines' cutbacks to selectively expand its routes, adding flights while cutting capacity and costs. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports AirTran Airways Chief Executive Bob Fornaro spoke at a Raymond James investor conference Thursday, revealing some of the company's strategy for surviving the recession.

"[There] is a lot of uncertainty out there, which I think is OK for us because that may create some opportunity as well," Fornaro said. "We can operate quite nicely in an environment that's got weak input prices such as oil and a weak revenue environment."

The airline has set its sights on expanding service to Milwaukee, picking up flights as competitor Midwest Airlines shrinks. Fornaro said that AirTran, "centered on Atlanta but ultimately a lot more diverse than we were four or five years ago," hopes to total over 30 departures daily from Milwaukee.

AirTran is cutting capacity by four percent this year, has tabled other growth plans for the next two years, and will continue to look for ways to cut costs during the recession.

FMI: www.airtran.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporat>[...]

Aero-TV: Dual GPS Solutions -- Maps, Weather, And Traffic To Your EFB Devices

Dual Boasts GPS Support for iOS or Android Platforms While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Greg Lukins, Vice President of Business D>[...]

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporat>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.14)

The Art Of Airsickness Bags Have you succumbed to the unbridled joy of Air Sickness Bag Collecting? Do you have vomit fever (or, fever-induced vomiting)? Are you ever considering b>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.14): Navigable Airspace

Airspace at and above the minimum flight altitudes prescribed in the CFRs including airspace needed for safe takeoff and landing.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC