May 19, 2011 11:44 AM by Adam Knapik
DENVER (AP) - An aviation consultant says Southwest Airlines
could become Denver International Airport's largest carrier in a year or so as United Airlines juggles its fleet.
Aviation consultant Michael Boyd said United has outsourced many flights to regional airline affiliates.
According to The Denver Post, United and Continental captured
about 30 percent of the domestic passenger market in March at
Denver International Airport, while Southwest's share stood at 23 percent, up from 17 percent a year ago.
Regional airlines fly a sizable number of flights under the
United Express logo.
Boyd predicts that national airline branding will decline in
significance over the next decade.