A Small Jet Dogfight Over Texas
There are no baggage carousels or security systems at Fort Worth's Meacham International Airport--there has been no commercial passenger service for almost a decade. And the Flight Line Cafe recently closed. But starting on May 5, Mesa Airlines Inc. hopes to turn this aging airfield--about 15 miles from the American Airlines Inc. megahub at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport--into a thriving destination served by a new breed of small jets. "It's the single most exciting experiment in the regional airline industry," says analyst Samuel C. Buttrick of PaineWebber Inc.
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