New US Low-Cost Carrier

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