New US Low-Cost Carrier

Despite the current poor economic conditions, a new low-cost carrier plans to start services in the USA in July. Using 189-seat Boeing 737-800s, Jet America will begin with links between Toledo, Ohio to Newark, New Jersey and Melbourne Florida. The airline says that it “will charge 50%-70% less than the major carriers.” Its CEO is John Weikle whose previous venture, SkyBus, ceased operations in April 2008.