just as the major airlines are consolidating, the regional airlines have started the process. i have been surprised to see skyw on the sideline. the compass deal seemed pretty good and would have brought a large new aircraft on the upswing to skyw.
buying the mesa large rj business out of bk is a possibility. delta wants to get rid of comair in the worst way, so it is a possibility. may republic will sell off the contract business and go it as an independent carrier. i thought xjt made sense to get business with cal, now with the ual/cal merger skyw will have a foot in the door on the ual side and not get stuck with more 50 seat jets.
i don't know what the deal will be, but i do think there will be a deal...and sooner than later.
i've thought it was a buy for a while....and been wrong. i think skyw is the player in the industry...but they are not playing. maybe they surprise us and buy american eagle. consolidation is happening not and i hope skyw is a part of it.