BIG MISTAKE, should have gone to Pensacola, then you are smack dab in the middle of the fastest growing area in America. From Gulfport MS to Panama City FL is where you see all the future growth and Business growth. Thought Gary Kelly was about building up Business Travel? You need to explain this one. I know Mobile AL needs to improve the airport and access to it. But in that area FORBES and other magazines say Mobile and Baldwin County and the Gulfshores area are hot. If you have picked Pensacola you would score with, Airbus and the facility that is growing fast and could explode with the Tanker, Thyssen Steel Mill in Alabama, New HK Motors Plant in North Baldwin County, thousands of jobs. Plus then Kelly would have a chance to go after a Code Share with Lutfanasa or an Asian Airline for HK to China.
I am not sure if getting low landing fees to help a new airprt out is going to do Southwest any good in attracting Business Travel, so keep it Family Fun and Whale watching, you will never grab the Business Travel you seek in decisions like this. Just wonder if your folks realize all the ship building in MS, New Business in AL and then the Military stuff in Ft Walton Beach and Pensacola is right off the Interstate too with easy access.
Congratulations to you but some of these moves make one wonder if SWA will ever attract the business clients that they need to make $.
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