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Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:41 am

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

Washington to Fort Myers Fort Myers to Washington

Departs Arrives Departs Arrives
9:30a 11:50a 6:00a 8:10a*
2:50p 5:10p 12:30p 2:42p
9:40p 11:55p 5:50p 8:05p

* Flight begins Feb 18

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041209/dcth064_1.html

 
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:43 am

My response to this thread was going to be "I hope the add rsw soon" this is great news.
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:43 am

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!
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:49 am

I think so. Now on Sabre, Worldspan, and Apollo, and just signed agreement to be on Orbitz and Travelocity. Bookings will increase.
 
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:50 am

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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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destinat

Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:54 am

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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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destinat

Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:32 am

132 seats on an A319??? My goodness, that's gonna be a knee banger!!!
 
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:49 am

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.
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 11:58 am

Frontier also puts 132 all coach seats on their 319's....
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:02 pm

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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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:35 pm

With TED doing well on FLL-IAD runs, FlyI already in a precarious financial position may want to avoid FLL for a while longer.
 
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:47 pm

How many flights a day are there WAS-FLL? Which airlines are on that route?
United, USAirways, Southwest, Delta, American??? Spirit? AirTran?
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:17 pm

from Washington DC - IAD and DCA, you have JetBlue with 2, uniTED with up to 3, USAirways with a handful out of DCA. I believe DeltaFlot has axed their DCA/FLL flights.

BWI has AirTran & Southwest.

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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:23 pm

DCA-FLL
2x Spirit
4x US

IAD-FLL
2x B6
3x Ted

BWI-FLL
3x FL
5x WN
 
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:03 am


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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:04 pm

With TED doing well on FLL-IAD runs, FlyI already in a precarious financial position may want to avoid FLL for a while longer.


Rumours are that they will indeed be avoiding FLL, but MIA may be Airbus destination number five, hopefully...
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destinat

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:33 pm

The only new LCC that actually avoids FLL for MIA...wow!
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:34 pm

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?
 
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RE: Independence Air Announces New Airbus Destination

Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:39 pm

Air Canada also uses quite a few of the CRJ's as mainline planes, rather than within their Jazz subsidiary.
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