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Old 12-20-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has signed a long-term lease at One Commerce Square, the Downtown tower where Pinnacle is relocating its corporate headquarters and several hundred employees.

Pinnacle Signs Lease at One Commerce - Memphis Daily News - Business, Government, Politics, News, Public Records, Public Notices, Crime Report, Neighborhood Report, Marketing Lists, Research

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Old 12-28-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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‘New Day’ at Downtown’s One Commerce



"Downtown Memphis got an early Christmas present in the form of ownership of One Commerce Square officially changing hands in the wake of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. signing a lease at the tower earlier this month."

http://memphisdailynews.com/editoria....aspx?id=55182
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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They will soon be moving to MSP.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Well the Commercaial Appeal just reported what everyone expected.

Pinnacle Airlines will move its headquarters from Memphis to Minnesota The Commercial Appeal

Although Pinnacle will just go bankrupt and be absorbed into Delta that's still jobs moving away. Everyone saw this coming but too bad.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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Hard to avoid especially with Memphis giving Delta the stink eye. Hopefully Delta will de-hub Memphis (or have they already?) and someone else can help out... SW... we are calling...
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:47 AM
 
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I'm sad for anybody losing a job, but nuts to this company. We gave them every financial giveaway in the world and they'e still bankrupt and leaving. Seriously. Screw them.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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I think most Memphians who have been following the story of Delta and Memphis over the past several years are not too critical of Delta. It is well understood that Delta is acting in its own self interest, and they should not be faulted for doing so.

If feel that most locals are more critical of the local leadership for not having more foresight. The feeling is that the leadership may have been to generous with Delta, too complacent about Memphis' status as a hub, and possibly not aggressive enough in recruiting other airlines to the airport.

Whether or not these criticisms are fair or not, I don't know, and it's possible that the leadership saw all these things coming, but they had little power to do anything because of the harsh reality of market forces. I will say that even when Memphis was a major Northwest hub, it was well known that fees were not cheap, but everyone seemed to accept it then because of the status of being a hub.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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I think most Memphians who have been following the story of Delta and Memphis over the past several years are not too critical of Delta. It is well understood that Delta is acting in its own self interest, and they should not be faulted for doing so.

If feel that most locals are more critical of the local leadership for not having more foresight. The feeling is that the leadership may have been to generous with Delta, too complacent about Memphis' status as a hub, and possibly not aggressive enough in recruiting other airlines to the airport.

Whether or not these criticisms are fair or not, I don't know, and it's possible that the leadership saw all these things coming, but they had little power to do anything because of the harsh reality of market forces. I will say that even when Memphis was a major Northwest hub, it was well known that fees were not cheap, but everyone seemed to accept it then because of the status of being a hub.
There is certainly something to this viewpoint. The top leadership of the Airport Authority Board, certain of whom having absorbed a lot of accolades for long years of the airport's success, have been chummy with the Northwest/Delta tandem for their whole tenure. One has to wonder how many times these few at the top have refused gate space or even discussion with other airlines about future Memphis service which might have made routes to key cities more competitive because their friends with the bigs wouldn't like it. I know that at least one board member who had some foresight was open to Frontier Airlines plans to open Memphis routes to a few western cities just a few years ago. They did in fact establish those routes; he was ostracized, and Frontier was gone in what, a year? I don't think that Operations Director Larry Cox who performs admirably, IMO was part of the problem, rather the firmly entenched member(s) at the top of the board. This Airport Authority has never answered to a higher government power even though it is authorized by the Memphis \ Shelby County Government (and don't think the former self appointed King of Memphis wouldn't have liked to grab the reigns and excercise the power as he did with MLG&W) because they knew well their inability to comprehend direction of this facility and the airline industry as a whole. Possibly new Chairman Jack Sammons will eventually provide some direction which will bring full utilization to our expanded facility and competitive fares to key destinations.
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