JetAmerica Folds

Fledgling discount carrier Jet America of Clearwater Florida has folded before starting services. It had promised fares as low as $9, but has now promised refunds to prospective customers. Flights were originally supposed to begin on July 13 to smaller hubs at Toledo, Ohio, South Bend, Indiana; Melbourne, Florida and Lansing, Michigan, but routes also were to include larger airports in Minneapolis and Newark, New Jersey.
A spokesman for the carrier had earlier said that operations had been delayed by a month due to difficulties in getting slots at Newark.