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BLI-IWA Flights To Start In January On Western

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:42 am

Western Airlines, a new startup with an old name, will launch its first flights Jan 19 between Bellingham and Williams Gateway. Flights will operate 4 days a week. Press conference was at BLI.
http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/1116biz-western1116.html
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/41342.html

The service will be on leased Xtra aircraft.

Looks like Williams is getting its shot as a commercial airport. Flights currently on Vision to North Las Vegas. Now Sky Value to the east and Western Airlines to the north and west.

[Edited 2006-11-16 17:44:44]
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RE: BLI-IWA Flights To Start In January On Western

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:52 am

Isn't the SkyValue service also Xtra aircraft?

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RE: BLI-IWA Flights To Start In January On Western

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:42 am

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 1):
Isn't the SkyValue service also Xtra aircraft?

Yep, I almost added that when I did an edit but decided not to say it.

This iteration of Western has been working on startup since last year. They were planning to be a scheduled carrier with flights starting in mid to late 2007 so this may be a temporary move to get the company started during a busy travel season.

The website is up and running at
http://www.iflywestern.com
They have even adapted some of the old Western's image, using the tag line "still the only way to fly".

They are advertising for a Web Developer, F/As, CSRs, Ground Handlers, and also Station Managers for Denver, Oakland, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Palm Springs.
http://www.iflywestern.com/employment.htm

Interesting since Allegiant seems to have beat them to BLI-PSP.  Wink

But that is a pretty agressive station schedule.
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