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Another Proposed Start-up: Skybus Airlines  
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Following the trend of proposed low-fare start-up carriers being discussed in several cities around the U.S., another has joined the fray. Skybus Airlines LLC today confirmed that it plans to start operations at Port Columbus International Airport. Here's the story from Columbus Business First:

http://columbus.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2004/04/19/daily9.html?jst=b_ln_hl

I doubt this venture will get off the ground. The people contemplating this proposed airline are the same who tried starting Heartland Airlines out of Dayton a few years back. In addition, the name of the proposed airline is horrible. More information should follow as the investors reveal more about their proposal, but I won't be holding my breath.

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User currently offlineSprxflyswa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

How many times is the name "SkyBus" going to be used (or more accurately,not used) for a start-up?

I would love to have a list of paper airlines from 1978 to now and their proposed cities.

Maybe next try they will move it to Youngstown/Warren.


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

What planes are they planning to use? Why not the 717, it is very popular with airlines that never got off the ground (Heartland, Northern, Oneida, Vuelamex, EU Airlines, just to name a few...)? eerrrhhh....!!!

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2964 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

They'll probably operate the Skybus S319...



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Remember this one?
http://www.sky-bus.com/


User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

http://www.sky-bus.com

OMG that website is so crappy! It looks like something designed by a 5 year old! What's with the balloons in the background on the "seat auction" page?



User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

No one currenty serves CMH-LAX?  Confused
That's surprising.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

The Sky-Bus Airlines depicted on that website is not the same thing being proposed in Columbus, just to clear that up.

727LOVER:

Columbus' only Los Angeles flight was discontinued following America West's decision to close the Columbus hub. The demand is most definitely still there, and the airport is offering up incentives for flights to LAX and other high O&D destinations.


User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Columbus' only Los Angeles flight was discontinued following America West's decision to close the Columbus hub.

I seem to remember USAir 1493 being a CMH-LAX flight.



I mean, for the right price I’ll fight a lion. - Mike Tyson
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

USAir did fly between Columbus and Los Angeles in the late 80's and early 90's; so did TWA. Both airlines discontinued the route about a decade ago. What I meant to say is at the time America West decided to discontinue their nonstop last year, it was the only nonstop flight from CMH to LAX.

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Interesting...

I just went to CMH last week and I keep saying that it looks different without HP. I just hate how prices to the New York area have increased since HP left the route... Now you only have DL to JFK, AA to LGA and CO to EWR with most of the flights being served with ERJ's and with very expensive fares. I wish WN could start flights to ISP or JetBlue to JFK, that would help a lot... even a flight to DL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL would help, but so far, you can only get a cheap ticket to BWI on WN, lets see if Skybus ever takes off...



User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Lets hope that they use the same equipment as this Skybus - I'd certainly make an effort to fly with them if they did:

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Photo © James Gardner


Andy


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

About the other Sky-bus...interesting that their 767-200 seating chart is extremely similar to the seating chart that US Airways uses, only in an all-Coach configuration.  Laugh out loud

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

I flew a public charter called SkyBus in the early 90's from EWR-SFB-FLL. I think a Private Jet 727 was the aircraft.

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