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A new low-cost airline will begin serving mid-sized U.S. cities that it thinks larger carriers have left behind. Clearwater, FIa. -based JetAmerica says 34 nonstop passenger flights a week will start July 13 at Toledo, OH; South Bend, IN; Melbourne, FL; Newark; Minneapolis; and Lansing, MI. Twentyeight flights start or end at Newark Liberty Int'l Airport.
I N D U S T R Y NEWS SKYBUS REDUX: HERE COMES JETAMERICA, CALENDAR THE NEW LOW-FARE CARRIER A new low-cost airline will begin serving mid-sized U.S. cities that it thinks larger carriers have left behind. Clearwater, Fla.-based JetAmerica says JUNE 34 nonstop passenger flights a week will start July 13 at Toledo, OH; South 15-17 18th Annual ACI Europe General Assembly, Congress, & Exhibition; Bend, IN; Melbourne, FL; Newark; Minneapolis; and Lansing, MI. Twenty- Manchester, UK; www.aci-europe-events.com eight flights start or end at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport. The carrier will add 18-21 IATA 124th Schedules Conference; Montreal, Canada; www.iata.org six more flights -- from Toledo to Minneapolis -- starting Aug. 14. JetAmerica 22-26 ICAO Committee on Aviation & Environmental Protection; Brazil; www.icao.int is targeting small and midsize cities like Lansing, which has seen the number 24 Business Aviation Regional Forum; St. Paul, MN; www.nbaa.org of daily flights at its Capital Region Int’l Airport fall from 35 to 12 the past 23-25 AirRail 2009 Conference; Hamburg, Germany; www.air-rail.co.uk five years. 28-30 AAAE Aircraft and Airport Recovery Operations Conference & Expo; The Lansing, South Bend, Melbourne, and Toledo airports reportedly are Memphis, TN; www.aaae.org subsidizing JetAmerica with $1.4 million in grants in its first year, along with 29 AAAE Human Factors and Airports Workshop; Alexandria, VA; www.aaae.org about $867,000 in waived airport fees and $1.1 million in marketing and adver- 29-7/2 AAAE Airport Wildlife Management Techniques Course; tising assistance. The airports received their grants from the U.S. DOT’s Small Minneapolis, MN; www.aaae.org Community Air Service Development Program. Newark and Minneapolis are J U LY not offering assistance. Prices will start at $9 a seat and top out at $199. 6-10 ICAO Workshop on the Development of National Performance Framework John Weikle, chief executive of JetAmerica, founded the Columbus, for Air Navigation Systems; Mexico City; www.icao.int OH-based Skybus last year. 7-9 ACI-NA/ ATA Deicing Management Conference; Cincinnati, OH; www.aci-na.org 7-9 North American/ Europe Airport Conference; Poznan, Poland; www.aaae.org BABBITT CONFIRMED AS NEXT FAA ADMINISTRATOR 15-16 ACC/FAA/TSA Summer Workshop Series; Arlington, VA; www.acconline.org In May, J. Randolph “Randy” Babbitt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate 16-17 ACI-NA Small Airports Conference; St. Louis, MO; www.aci-na.org as the next Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Babbitt has 18-20 Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference & Expo; San Diego, CA; been involved in aviation policymaking for several years. He began his career www.aaae.org as a commercial airline pilot for Eastern Air Lines and is a former president of 26-28 AAAE Airports Conference of the Americas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, and is the founder and former president www.aaae.org of Eclat Consulting, which provides strategic, analytical, and financial consult- 27-8/2 EAA AirVenture; Oshkosh, WI; www.airventure.org ing for regulatory, legislative, and business initiatives in aviation. Babbitt most AUGUST
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