Latest Skybus Stories

2008-07-23 12:00:57

By Paul B. Johnson, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 23--GREENSBORO -- What not long ago was, "Thanks, Skybus!" is now -- with sarcasm -- "Thanks a lot, Skybus." The impact of the financial implosion this spring of Skybus Airlines Inc. registered in another way last month at Piedmont Triad International Airport. The airport recorded its first monthly decline in passenger boardings in a year because of the impact of the loss of Skybus flights. Skybus and another discount carrier still at...

2008-07-16 09:00:55

Officials at Portsmouth International Airport have been talking with several airlines to fill the gap left when Skybus went bankrupt. David Mullen, acting executive director of Pease Development Authority, said the discussions have been preliminary and the prospects of attracting another carrier are impossible to predict. He said the struggling economy and fuel costs are making it tough for airlines to talk about expanding. Skybus went bankrupt in April, discontinuing a popular...

2008-07-10 18:00:32

By Keith Benman, The Times, Munster, Ind. Jul. 10--Skybus Airlines left the Gary/Chicago International Airport with more than just tire marks on its main runway. Airport officials and others say the intense interest generated by the airline nationwide has resulted in increased attention for the airport. The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, broadcast on 300 television stations nationwide, and AirportBusiness, a leading trade magazine, recently featured the Gary airport in full-length...

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