It's October 2 and now the Republic deal is 100% done. I think Southwest should now buy Lynx Aviation from Republic. It has been making a nice profit and everyone knows the Q400's are 30% more fuel efficient than other commuters.
Southwest could grow its Denver presence by having Lynx feed them instead of the "new" Frontier owned by Republic. Republic doesn't want any turbo props in its fleet.
Alaska airlines certainly has proven a feeder like Horizion (its wholly owned commuter) makes sense and lots of dollars. Southwest could own the smaller markets like Aspen and other cities that don't work well with 737's.
Lynx would be a great buy with brand new airplanes, a separate certificate and well trained crews. Go get em Southwest
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