Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4464 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5956 times:
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Independence Air Announces Non-Stop Low-Fare Airbus Service From Washington Dulles to Fort Myers, FL
Thursday December 9, 5:33 pm ET
Schedule of 3 Daily Roundtrips to Begin February 17th
DULLES, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Low-fare airline Independence Air (Nasdaq: FLYi - News) announced today it will introduce new non-stop service from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL beginning February 17, 2005-with flights to be operated by the company's new 132-passenger Airbus A319 aircraft.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031119/DCW018LOGO-a )
The schedule to Fort Myers will include three non-stops from Dulles with sale fares as low as $59 one way non-stop from Washington and $79 one way from connecting cities for tickets purchased at FLYi.com or through travel agencies by December 23, 2004. The full schedule as well as sale fare details and restrictions are seen below.
Fort Myers will become Independence Air's fourth Airbus destination in Florida. Tampa and Orlando service began last month and flights to West Palm Beach will begin on February 1st. The Independence Air Airbus A319s feature all-leather seating in a single-class configuration with comfortable legroom.
The Independence Air system currently features low-fare service to 40 cities. Independence Air's hub at Washington Dulles is the largest low-fare hub in America in terms of total departures. The company employs approximately 4,700 aviation professionals. For more information about FLYi, Inc. and Independence Air, please visit our website at FLYi.com.
Independence Air is the low-fare airline that makes travel fast and easy for its customers with a customer-first attitude, innovative thinking and a willingness to challenge the status quo.
INDEPENDENCE AIR FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Effective Feb 17, 2005
Washington, DC Dulles to/from
Fort Myers-Southwest Florida Int'l Airport
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5788 times:
I was hoping for MIA/FLL or LAX. I saw a FlyI plane at JAX and I have to say it was impressive...not to mention, the cockpit crew saw me and waved. Sad part was the flight was empty. I hope this is the beginning of better times for Indy!
ATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5753 times:
Why not throw it on a BOS or LGA run to pull more passengers from the VA/DC area. Then again, everyone does want to go to Florida. With the addition of a new city, I guess it's unlikely that they are insterested in becoming an express carrier again for UA.
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Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7666 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5738 times:
Ill believe it when I see it, right now, I-Air is poised to pull a Southeast Airlines. Problem they may have trying to get back into an airline agreement, is the fact that many Legacy carriers dont like LCC/LFC's so they may have a hard time getting back into that game, unless they abandone I-Air completely.
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Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5557 times:
I wonder how long it will be until Ted enters the IAD to RSW market? I can't see United letting Independence have the market to itself. It's a leisure destination, so Ted, not mainline seems the obvious pick.
SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5518 times:
ATWZW170-I highly doubt that we will see an Independence I-Bus at LaGuardia anytime soon. After all, there aren't even any I-Jets using LaGuardia. All Independence flights into the PANYNJ airports use either, Newark (Terminal A-3, with American and US Airways) or Kennedy (Terminal 4, used by a lot of the international carriers as well as Northwest)
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MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4053 times:
132 seats on the 319 isn't too bad pitch wise. The only bad rows on the planes for some people are rows 9 and 22 which do not recline (9 being in front of the exit row and 22 being the rear bulkhead row). Otherwise good seats all around.
Dbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3975 times:
Anyone know if the loads on the 319s are doing for I-Air?
Also an observation...is Independence Air the only airline with RJ's used as mainline aircraft? They have CRJs, which are technically used as mainline since they don't have an "Independence Express" or something like that. Is this correct, or am I looking at this all wrong?