gregarious119
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Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:39 pm

I see right now that SX is running 3 jets right now...as they have three in the air on what look to be revenue runs.

www.flightaware.com/live/fleet/skb

Any one know if the 4th jet is around as a spare and/or what it does/will look like?

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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:22 pm

There was one that was going to be painted in a mostly white scheme so they could add a company's logo if they found a "sponsor" for that plane...is that the one?
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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:26 pm

SX has 4 jets. If you look on Flight Aware around 07:15 you'll see 4 airplanes in the air. After the RIC aircraft comes back to CMH, it sits for quite awhile until the later PSM flight.
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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:06 pm

I know they have at least five. On June 20 I flew RIC-CMH on N551SX. When I returned on the 21st, I had N522VA. There were three other planes at the gate in CMH besides mine, and none of them was N551SX. So they must have at least five.

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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:01 pm

Next month, Skybus will start flying nonstop from CMH to:

San Diego, CA
Westover, MA (Hartford/Springfield)
St. Augustine, FL (Jacksonville/Daytona Beach)


I guess they will have at least 7 or more planes.

Skybus added Greensboro, NC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Oakland, CA - not sure when they will start flying to these 3 new cities. Didn't check skybus.com this morning.
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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:16 pm

Are any of them their own craft - or still leases from Virgin America? [Referring to cabin configuration]
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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:28 pm

wow, I guess Skybus is doing good lately. I would like to know what is their load factors to cities they currently service to. I guess many people would rather go to some place with afford prices that they can go there faster. I am surprised that Skybus not offer the connections. I am sure many passengers would prefer to have connection thru CMH rather than pay two tickets.
 
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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:10 pm

They have four aircrafts at the moment - two leased from Virgin America (N521VA, N522VA) and two former Skyservice A319s (N551SX, N552SX).

The first of 65 own A319 (N553SX) is now in full colors in Hamburg (XFW).

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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:27 pm

Nice shot Viasa...any idea how far away from delivery that frame is?

I'm a bit suprised they're doing the full Skybus livery. I wonder if they'll have to do a repaint if they get another advertiser for that plane.
 
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RE: Does Skybus Have Their 4th Plane Yet?

Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 8):
I'm a bit suprised they're doing the full skybus livery. I wonder if they'll have to do a repaint if they get another advertiser for that plane.

No, that plane stays that scheme. Not every aircraft is painted to have advertisements. As far as I know, they haven't even gotten anyone to advertise on the other blank planes they have right now.
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