New U.S. airline Skybus looks to 25 cities1 September 2006
An U.S. airline set to enter the low-cost travel market next year from a hub in Columbus, Ohio, has started looking at prospective airports. Skybus Airlines, run by a former partner in IBM Corp.’s travel consulting practice, hopes to fly to up to 25 cities in the United States starting next March.
It will model itself after European low-cost leader Ryanair, the company says. Skybus seeks to undercut discount rivals, such as Southwest Airlines, by offering “ultra-low fares,” says Chief Executive Officer Bill Diffenderffer.
source: Washington Times