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Any Information About Skybus? (Early 90's)  
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 886 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2108 times:

I'm in the middle of editing a video recorded in 1993 & noticed a Boeing 727 operating for an airline that I had never heard of.....excluding the A319 carrier years back.

The aircraft in question was N8858E (cn 20620/903), ex-Eastern & Pan Am workhorse.

Here's a still from the VHS tape:

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z12/Learjet35A/727_zpsf08e6f6a.png

I'm looking for any info on destinations served, where they were based, etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for any assistance!
Ryan

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2060 times:

Looks like it was founded by the same man who was the U.S. importer for (what appears to be) the Australian-built Nomad turboprop:

http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/pro...rsonId=1246475586&targetid=profile

(Let's see if I'm anywhere near right.)

[Edited 2012-12-19 01:29:12]


International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2043 times:

This photo has some info right here:
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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



looks like it was some sort of lease.
Scrapped in 2003.

This Skybus apparently also had a rocky history, per google search:
According to a past thread:
Skybus Airlines (by Matt D May 10 2001 in Civil Aviation)
And an old NY Times Travel advisory:
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/07/11/tr...inty-of-finances-halts-skybus.html

Quoting NY Times, July 11, 1993:
Skybus, a fledgling no-frills charter service offering low fares between Florida and the Northeast, stopped flying June 29 amid conflicting reports over unpaid bills. Nevertheless, Skybus said it was grounded only temporarily and would resume service soon.


And this too at the end:

Quoting NY Times, July 11, 1993:
Skybus was founded last year by roughly 100 investors, including former Pan Am, Eastern and Midway employees. Using four DC-9's, it offered service from Newark; Chicago; Worcester, Mass., and three Florida cities -- Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and St. Petersburg. Most one-way flights on Skybus cost between $99 and $119, but the passengers paid extra for meals, beverages and check-in baggage.

I guess starting a no-frills airline named "Skybus" is bad luck   



次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 886 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2033 times:

Thanks so much for the info so far! I've been searching the web and couldn't dig up that much info.

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting B737-112 (Reply 3):
Thanks so much for the info so far! I've been searching the web and couldn't dig up that much info.

No problem! Just let us know when you upload the video to Youtube   I love classic airliners!



次は、渋谷、渋谷。出口は、右側です。電車とホームの間は広く開いておりますので、足元に注意下さい。
User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 886 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days ago) and read 1987 times:

You got it! The video should be going up the first weekend of January. The channel is http://www.youtube.com/RyanBomar

User currently offlineskycub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Their May 1993 timetable can be seen here:

http://www.departedflights.com/FW050193p1.html

And route map here:

http://www.departedflights.com/FW050193.html


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