This week’s featured link: ROBERT PRICE: Struggling airport, growing city: What’s up with that? – Bakersfield.com This kind of of conversation has been had throughout smaller cities around the US. Why can’t we get more service? It’s never the population number that matters. A city with 100,000 consultants who travel every week will get a lot more service than a city with 1,000,000 teachers who don’t. (Yes it’s an oversimplification, but you get the point.) And geography does matter. The proximity of Bakersfield to the LA area is a huge pain point. Bakersfield will never have the choice and prices you can find in LA so a chunk of people will always drive. It’s a real issue, and I thought this was a good column about the struggles that smaller cities face.
Two for the road: Dublin based City Jet merges with Spain’s Air Nostrum – Independent.ie How about some sexy regional merger action? The suave Spaniard, Air Nostrum, is getting hitched to the red-haired Irish maiden CityJet.
CEO-in-waiting talks about Spirit Airlines’ future – Associated Press Ted Christie will soon be running Spirit. Here’s an interview with him.