DAMN!! The new no-frills (and they mean NO frills) airline to be know as Skybus has placed an order for 65 A319s. (Is Boeing too busy building real aircraft to bargain with them?)
Here’s a link: dispatch.com/business/busine … ory=222016
Maybe I didn’t major in Economics in college, but how does an airline that by its own figures raised “over $100 Million” from investors and received about $57 Million in regional incentives think it can afford a $3 Billion aircraft order, all before they’ve even gotten off the ground, literally? They’d better sell a lot of those $30 tickets to pay for these new jets. Oh, I want an airline to succeed w/ a CMH hub really badly; just not THIS ONE.
The fact that Airbus is crowing over this order just shows how hard-up they are for some positive P.R. I hope for their sake they aren’t investing that $3B into the A350 program just yet.