Monday, May 08, 2006

No CFO Yet For Skybus?

That's what we hear. C'mon guys...can't you just contract 10 bean counters from Ryanair and put them on rotating 10 month contracts? lol. Seriously, we hear they aren't respecting the position enough to attract any good candidates. Maybe that will change soon...

23 Comments:

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, they have their DoT authority. http://dmses.dot.gov/docimages/pdf96/398165_web.pdf
FAA next.

 
At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the case of CQ Air, the funding “will almost guarantee” service originating from the airline’s proposed hub at Harrisburg International Airport, wrote Mike Adams, senior project manager for the airline.

Adams was out of the office traveling and unavailable for comment.

“This Grant would provide CQ Airlines the incentives designed to stimulate our desire to initiate service to new (origin and destination) markets from (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport) that might otherwise not be serviced should the incentives not be available,” he wrote.

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/14576726.htm

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. I'll post this up on the main site.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

we are starving for new info .....

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Allegiant IPO????

http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=governmentFilingsNews&storyID=2006-05-15T213026Z_01_WBT005365_RTRIDST_0_LEISURE-ALLEGIANTTRAVEL-URGENT.XML
http://www.comvest.com/newsdetarchive.asp?newsID=11&page=1

planespotting@gmail.com

 
At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allegiant IPO News

planespotting@gmail.com

 
At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's Allegiant's SEC Filing... check it out: SEC Filing

planespotting@gmail.com

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Tucano Bandeirante said...

Here's the CQ Air update. Shady...


Has Harrisburg International Landed Low-Fare Carrier?

May 17--After months of trying to attract low-cost carriers to its regional airport, it looks as if Harrisburg International Airport has snagged start-up airline CQ Air.

The privately held carrier will likely make a "big announcement" about its intentions at HIA and its planned routes next week, said Mike Adams, CQ Air senior project manager. CQ Air's inaugural flight is expected to be in August.

Other than that, both the airline and the airport are mum.

Adams declined further comment.

Meanwhile, HIA Director of Aviation Alfred Testa Jr. revealed little.

"At this particular time, anything further than they have an office here and have made this their headquarters, I would refer you to the airline about the specifics about them," he said. "You understand that they haven't announced yet."

Timothy Tate, secretary of Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, which oversees HIA, said he didn't know much about what CQ Air has planned at the Middletown airport.

"All I know is that CQ Air has leased some space from us at the airport for an office and I know that they were talking about making Harrisburg a hub," he said. "Hopefully, this will turn into something."

CQ Air's Web site is equally mysterious.

When visitors click on "Routes Map," there is a graphic that shows much of the eastern half of the United States -- with no cities served, no routes.

"Really, our secret is not out yet . . ." reads writing above the graphic.

Plus, the airline intends to change its name.

"The name CQ Air was given to the company during its initial inception phase and was never intended to be the actual name of the operating Airline," according to the Web site.

More information will be revealed after the "big announcement" next week, Adams assured.

HIA has been searching for a low-fare airline for more than a year, believing it would lure travelers away from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

But HIA suffered a blow when its only low-cost carrier, TransMeridian, pulled out in early October after a failed restructuring plan.

The reason airports love low-fare airlines is because they bring potential for growth, said Kurt Forsgren, transportation group director at Standard & Poor's in Boston.

HIA officials would like to grow the airport to 6 million passengers over the next several years.

HIA reported 327,640 passengers for the months of January, February and March 2006 combined a 14 percent decrease from the period a year earlier. By comparison, BWI has about 20 million passengers.

Low-cost carriers also bring down the prices of competing low-cost carriers, "which boosts the effects of having a low-cost carrier," Forsgren said.


For more information about CQ Air, visit www.cqair.com.

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

what is going on with our great little web site ......lets get some new news .....i miss yall

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we make this a forum or something so we don't have to post in the comments?

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

i would have no idea how to do that what happen to are fearless leader ...........hey tuciano
june 5 drop dead date for cq
think they will make it ....im anxious to know the name and the scoop

 
At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm willing to bet there's some execs from Independance Air.....lots of activity & purchasing going on from ex-Indy folks at their auction in DC.

 
At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else here who used to work for Independance Air???

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Tucano said...

Persistent word on the street is that every executive from Kerry on down are a part of CQ Air. Again, my crap detector is going off big time. They've missed several of their own key deadlines, and they are begging Pa. airports for money with nothing to really show. It's way too fishy for me. I've seen too many of these types of operations suck people in. I want to see more action!!!

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's us, not logged in. Everything tucano said is right on so far with CQ. We wont be able to speak much about them b/c we may be tied up with confis, but you guys are free to say as you want & we'll post the news articles about them very soon.

 
At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can tell you about 5+ airports they'll be announcing.....and not all in Pennsylvania. This will be quick - they may already have a certificate.

 
At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Tucano Bandeirante said...

Dudes - I know you're busy, but when are we going to get another post from you???

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

are they gonna do any cities in ohio ........you guys must be insiders i luv it ......we need our own blog.....i call for a revolt ha ha ...any news is good news in the airline business

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

i just had a thought maybe they are going to mirror the manuals and things that aca used to have for cq.....that would be a lot quicker and get them in the air ....the old j41 aircraft are still good and available

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

just to let you know i created us a blog
www.upcomingairlines.blogspot.com come over and visit ......im just testing so i dont have anything on it yet .....im new at this bloging

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Pilot_Man said...

You said you had an idea of where CQ Air might service...what are those airports you had in mind?

 
At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the problem we have been having for the past 5 to 7 days is that our password to login just isnt working. Weve been in contact with the people at blogger, but have not solved the problem yet.

we'll post when it's squared away. apologies for the delay.

As for the "revolt"...we understand and are sympathizers of the revolution! Meanwhile, we'll do the best we can to get back on track. Apart from the password fiasco, it has been a killer travel schedule lately. 5 nights a week, every week for the past mth & that may con't. Either way...we want to get back to posting asap.

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

turn your caps lock off

 

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