JetAmerica Jets Off

By | July 17, 2009
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Jaunted reports that JetAmerica, the fly-by-night airline is apparently not going to fly at all. The airline, which did not actually fly its own planes and never really existed, has ceased to exist. Fortunately, as a public charter airline, all monies are held in trust for passengers.

“We are reluctantly suspending our public charter operations effective today,” said John Weikle, CEO, who has been with the company since April. “Finalizing the slots required to support our charter program at Newark has taken longer than expected and we have decided to suspend our flights in order to refocus on different markets.  We still strongly believe that there is an unmet need for affordable air service to secondary markets and we look forward to offering this option again in the near future,” concluded Weikle.

Now, we could have predicted they weren’t long for this world. But who would have thought they’d cease to be without being? Lots of people, although the writing was on the wall for us when they delayed their flights the first time.

Toledo Express Airport must be disappointed, as they were to be the hub for this operation. Any passenger who held a ticket on JetAmerica out of Toledo will be helped by the airport. Atlas World Travel will provide them with free travel consultant services and the airport will cover booking fees for anyone who uses them. Passengers put out can also get up to five days of free parking at the airport. For more details, click here.

For those of you who had tickets on Jetamerica, it is likely too late to get a wonderful fare. But remember, there may be a plethora of wonderful things to do within a few hours of your home.  We are sorry for your loss.

RIP JetAmerica 2009-2009

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