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  Airline Bulletin: Independence Air
Independence Air used to be a vendor, to Delta and United, but it saw the shakeout coming, and decided to be proactive and seek a new business model.
Independence Air is unlikely to restructure into a profitable carrier, and hopefully, for the sake of the industry, Independence Air will fold and the rest of the industry, the sane faction of the industry will thrive in the new world.
Independence Air uses for the most part 50-seat Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs), and the economics of CRJs is pretty lousy, but when fuel is at $67 a barrel, the economics just simply won't allow you to break even.
www.airlinebulletin.com /independence_air   (5487 words)

 USATODAY.com - Independence Air customers still have options on other airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Independence Air ceased flying on Jan. 6, meaning that future I-Air tickets were technically canceled as of that date.
Additional information: Independence Air customers can try to fly standby on Delta flights between the same origin and destination and on the same travel dates shown on their Independence Air ticket (or as soon thereafter as space is available).
Any customers who are holding Independence Air reservations and wish to have a confirmed seat on Southwest Airlines should purchase a ticket on Southwest and seek a refund of their original ticket through Independence Air.
www.usatoday.com /travel/flights/2006-01-06-iair-standby-options_x.htm   (1913 words)

 Independence Air - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Independence Air was a low-cost airline based in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States (near Washington, D.C.) that operated from 1989 until 2006.
Independence Air started life as Atlantic Coast Airlines on December 15, 1989, operating feeder services as United Express for United Airlines and Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines.
It was announced on November 19, 2003 and operations as Independence Air began on 16 June 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Independence_Air   (1344 words)

 ABC News: How Independence Air Lost Its Wings
Low-cost air carrier Independence Air is the first airline of 2006 to announce it is closing down its operations.
Independence Air flew for 18 months on the infrastructure of the old Atlantic Coast Airlines (which flew for 15 years as an arm of United).
But while Independence Air may have influenced fare reductions in some places, it never became a sufficiently large or robust threat to significantly alter the landscape of existing fares, thus only the loss of Independence Air's specific fare structure and promising service will be felt.
abcnews.go.com /Business/FlyingHigh/story?id=1466581   (394 words)

 Independence Air Page -- Welcome to Travelsites, the travel site web directory!--information on Independence Air, low ...
Independence Air is really just a new face on 15-year-old Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings Inc. (ACA), which operated regional feeder jets for United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Independence Air is focused on their distribution costs and they decided not to pay to be listed on Orbitz, Travelocity or Expedia Web sites.
Because Independence Air elected to drive people to their site and 800 number to book, they had to take care to build a site that folks would be able to use.
www.travelsites.com /Reviews/independence_air.html   (734 words)

 Independence Air shutting down after just 18 months
Independence Air will ask a bankruptcy court to give refunds to those who can't, as well as to people who booked flights for Friday and beyond.
Independence Air was formerly known as Atlantic Coast Airlines.
Independence Air expanded to fly to most states on the East Coast and some major cities on the West Coast.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/254258_indyair03.html   (969 words)

 Air Power:The United States Air Force
Stuart Symington was sworn in as the first Secretary of the Air Force by Chief Justice Fred Vinson on September 18, 1947, establishing the United States Air Force as truly an independent arm of the U.S. military.
Air officers felt the separate divisions would be sufficient to allow for the creation and practice of air power theory.
But the Army Air Forces was not able to stay fully operational as it was subjected to the same rapid demobilization as the rest of the armed forces.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/Air_Force/AP33.htm   (1671 words)

 Independence Air Ceases Operations
Independence Air ceased operations on Thursday night, 18 months after launching service as a low-cost carrier.
Independence, a unit of FLYi, sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November but failed to attract investors to keep flying into 2006.
Other airlines have offered stand-by seating to Independence Air passengers, which is required by federal law to protect consumers holding tickets on carriers that go out of business.
news.airwise.com /story/view/1136555797.html   (386 words)

 Passenger Opinions about Independence Air
I have flown Independence Air about a dozen times in the past few months, mostly their CJR service from IAD to points in the Carolinas.
Presently Independence's fleet comprises CRJs: the overhead bins were too small for my carry-on suitcase to fit, but checking it planeside ended up being a snap.
I got the sense that as a newly independent carrier, they're still working out occasional glitches (for example, the FA on the return trip to IAD said "We at Unit- umm, Independence Air want to thank you..." etc) bit overall I was tremendously impressed.
www.airlinequality.com /Forum/independence.htm   (2199 words)

 Independence Air Gets Reprieve
Independence has 16 of the planes on order and now plans to receive six in the second half of 2007, six in 2008 and four in 2009.
Airbus also will let Independence put off $11.5 million in other payments scheduled for the rest of this year, and the carrier has canceled $16.5 million in debt it had issued to finance some of its airplane payments.
The parent of Independence Air says the move is related to contract negotiations.
www.thestreet.com /markets/rosssnel/10237665.html   (464 words)

 Airdisaster.Com Forums - Independence air
Independence Air is the reincarnation of Atlantic Coast Airlines after they dumped their code-share agreements with UA.
The new Independence is less than a year old and already people are forecasting their demise (it came up on the forum a few weeks back), as they don't have much name-recognition and are probably being squeezed between the legacy carriers and the major low-cost carriers.
On my way out to a hotel I notice a flight to Knoxville with Independence Air - one quick phonecall later (phoning United was a 50 minute task) I'm on my way for $55, less than the cost of a hotel room.
www.airdisaster.com /forums/showthread.php?t=69637   (570 words)

 Business: Local fliers bemoan loss of Independence Air
On Tuesday, she and other regular Independence customers from the Tampa Bay area were disappointed, if not surprised, to hear the bankrupt carrier would stop flying Thursday night.
Independence flew for less than 19 months, crippled by high fuel costs, stiff competition and what many experts called a fatally flawed business plan.
On her last flight to Dulles on Independence on Tuesday, Finizio said employees and customers exchanged goodbyes and the captain told passengers it was his last flight.
www.sptimes.com /2006/01/04/Business/Local_fliers_bemoan_l.shtml   (589 words)

 Independence Air to Shut Down
Independence Air, a Washington D.C. based low-fare airline that has won recognition for customer satisfaction, has announced that they will shut down operations, just days into the new year.
However, we suggest that travelers who paid by credit card contact their credit card company to request that all Independence Air charges be reversed.
It is likely that other carriers will accept unused, un-refunded Independence Air charges on a standby basis, possibly for an administrative fee of about $50.
www.cheapair.com /news.asp?srcFile=Independence-Air-Shutdown.htm   (242 words)

 New Low Fare Airline Independence Air Ready to Begin Service
According to Independence, these smaller jets offer several advantages including fast boarding and deplaning, planeside carry-on baggage check (you can leave your carry-on at the doorway of the aircraft and pick it up as soon as you land), and no middle seats.
In response to Independence's startup, United is reducing its fares on all competing routes.
Although Independence Air is not available for sale on most travel web sites or travel agencies, all of their fares, their internet only specials, and the fares of virtually every other major airline can be compared and booked through Cheap Air, Inc. For reservations or information, please call 1-800-CHEAP-AIR or visit us at www.CheapAir.com.
www.cheapair.com /news.asp?srcFile=dc060104.asp   (293 words)

 Independence Air to discontinue flights - Aviation - MSNBC.com
Independence Air will ask a bankruptcy court to give refunds to those who cannot, as well as to people who booked flights for Friday and beyond.
Independence Air’s hub at Washington Dulles International Airport — about 30 miles west of Washington — was busy Monday.
Independence Air expanded to fly to most states on the East Coast and major cities on the West Coast.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/10682415   (837 words)

 Independence Hot Air Balloon Rides
Balloon Rides near Independence are generally flown around Sunrise or Sunset, when air conditions are traditionally clear, calm, cool and stable.
The peace and gentleness of ballooning will surprise you, and the independence flight views are unsurpassable.
As you drift along with the breeze, the scenery slowly changes until, after approximately an hour in the air, it is time to land.
www.1800skyride.com /HotAirBalloons/Independence-mo/balloon-rides.html   (170 words)

 Repo Man Visits Independence Air
It's not known whether Flyi, Independence Air's parent company, was able to pay or renegotiate any of the $83 million in lease payments that were due in January.
Independence Air has staked its survival on Airbus service to five West Coast cities this spring.
Since declaring its independence, it has launched service to about 39 cities but has encountered fuel costs that have been higher than expected and passenger levels that have been lower than projected.
www.consumeraffairs.com /news04/2005/flyi_repo.html   (475 words)

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 Democrat & Chronicle: New low-fare attraction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From left, Independence Air employees Deanne Connelie, Mattie Brinson and Lynn Bateman set up a computer station on Wednesday at the new airline's ticket counter at the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Independence Air already is contributing to lower prices — at least temporarily.
Independence Air will fly nonstop between Greater Rochester International Airport and Dulles and offer connections to various cities nationwide, including, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, said June Edwards, station manager for Independence Air in Rochester.
www.democratandchronicle.com /biznews/0716L24U34A_business.shtml   (415 words)

 AirNav: 7S5 - Independence State Airport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In this space we feature lodging establishments that are convenient to the Independence State Airport.
If your hotel/inn/B&B/resort is near the Independence State Airport, provides convenient transportation, or is otherwise attractive to pilots, flight crews, and airport users, consider listing it here.
Distances are approximate, and may vary depending on the actual route traveled and the location of the travel start on the airport.
www.airnav.com /airport/7S5   (343 words)

 FlyLansing.com Airport Information
Independence Air, America's newest brand in low-fare air travel, announced Lansing, MI as a destination city with service commencing July 17, 2004.
All Independence Air flights can be booked directly through the company's website at www.FLYI.com.
Air fares from Lansing will range from the lowest of $69/one way to $125/one-way on the highest.
www.flylansing.com /airport_info/administration/pr_05192004.html   (234 words)

 Bel Air Independence Committee: 2006 Results
In the 5 and under class, 1st was Paige Malloy of Bel Air; 2nd was Nathan Holt of Bel Air; 3rd was Emily Tacka of Bel Air.
In the 6-8 class, 1st was Grant Astle of Rising Sun; 2nd was Kevin Fromk of Bel Air; 3rd was Ryan Lepp of Bel Air; in the 9-10 division, 1st was Elijah Olsen of Bel Air; 2nd was Zach Olsen of Bel Air; 3rd was Anne Schimminger of Bel Air.
In the Ages 11-13 division, 1st was Ryan Brooks of Bel Air; 2nd was Josie Schimminger of Bel Air; 3rd was Taylor Lynch of Bel Air.
www.belairjuly4.org /innerpages/lastyear.html   (1498 words)

 INDEPENDENCE AIR - independence air. (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 BBC NEWS | Business | US budget airline to close down
The budget US airline Independence Air has announced that it is shutting down this Thursday, just 19 months after it was launched.
Independence Air was formerly known as Atlantic Coast Airlines, a regional carrier for United Express.
The airline is seeking bankruptcy court approval to automatically refund customers with reservations for flights scheduled to depart after its shutdown date of 5 January.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/4576476.stm   (190 words)

 Independence Air To Cease Flights - CBS News
Independence Air began service in June 2004 and currently offers more than 200 daily departures to 37 destinations.
The company had warned last week that it would cease operating Jan. 7 if it was unable to find a major investor or buyer.
Flyi, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, said it is now seeking bankruptcy court approval to automatically refund customers with reservations for flights scheduled to depart beyond Thursday at 7 p.m.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/01/02/business/main1173092.shtml   (442 words)

 Independence Air Kaput - Gridskipper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Another one bits the dust: Washington Dulles-based econo-airline Independence Air will cease operations on Thursday, January 5.
The company is seeking bankruptcy protection, but it sounds more like the "save us from our creditors" flavor rather than any attempt to salvage the airline itself.
Those with Independence Air tickets through Thursday "should expect the same great service for which we have become known," according to a letter to customers.
www.gridskipper.com /travel/flights/independence-air-kaput-146025.php   (275 words)

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