SKYBUS TO BRING ITS OUTRAGEOUSLY LOW FARES TO NEW YORK AREA WITH NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM COLUMBUS & GREENSBORO TO STEWART INTERNATIONALCOLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 – Skybus Airlines will bring its now-famous 10 seats for $10* and outrageously low fares to the New York area when it launches nonstop service to Stewart International Airport from Columbus on Jan. 6 and from its second base in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, NC on Feb. 25.
Tickets for the New York/Stewart service are now on sale exclusively at http://www.skybus.com. Skybus will offer two daily flights from both of its bases to Stewart.
Stewart International Airport is located just outside Newburgh, NY in the Hudson Valley, 55 miles north of New York City. Situated at the intersection of Interstate Routes 87 and 84, it provides easy auto access and convenient public transportation to New York City and the entire Hudson Valley.
The announcement was made by New York Governor Eliot Spitzer at a ceremony marking the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s takeover of operations at Stewart.
“Stewart International Airport is a growing factor in the New York metropolitan area transportation picture,” said Bill Diffenderffer, Skybus CEO. “Passenger traffic through Stewart is expected to triple in 2007 compared with 2006, and the takeover of the Airport by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will only accelerate Stewart’s importance as a regional airport.
“We think our service from Columbus and from Piedmont Triad International Airport will contribute to that growth and give Skybus customers an exciting new destination.
“We know travelers are looking for really low fares and nonstop flights, and we believe our pricing structure will not only attract current flyers, but open up the market to many others who now find air travel simply too expensive,” Diffenderffer said. “Our strategy is to ‘decomplexify’ airline operations in ways that keep costs down while making flying as simple and convenient as possible for passengers.”
Skybus’ pricing structure is designed to offer passengers the lowest fares available, and then allow them to choose as many or as few add-ons as they like. Passengers have the option to check baggage, obtain priority boarding, and purchase a wide range of food and beverages and gift items on board their flight. All fares are also subject to fees and taxes applied to all airline tickets by the federal government and local airports.
The Skybus web site at http://www.skybus.com offers customers the ability to easily find the lowest fare available. Rather than being forced to search for flights on one given day, a unique “fare calendar” shows at a glance the lowest fare available for an entire month, allowing them to shop for a fare that suits their budget.
Skybus is able to keep its fares significantly below its competitors’ fares by:
· Using state-of-the-art technology to ensure high productivity.
· Minimizing the time its aircraft are parked at gates or spending time taxiing on runways by using only highly efficient airports.
· Flying all Airbus A319 full-size jets, one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in commercial service.
· Providing customers with an informative, easy-to-navigate web site that allows them to make and change reservations, rent cars, reserve hotel and resort accommodations, and purchase admission to popular attractions without the need for an expensive call center.
· Maximizing revenue through a variety of ways including offering advertisers space on both the inside and outside of Skybus’ fleet. In April, Nationwide Insurance of Columbus unveiled the first of Skybus’ “co-branded” aircraft.
Skybus, the next generation of low-fare airlines, provides nonstop service on full-size jets from its base in Columbus, Ohio, to cities throughout the United States. In January, Skybus will begin major operations from its recently-announced second base at Piedmont Triad International Airport in North Carolina. Skybus offers outrageously low fares – starting with at least 10 seats at $10 on every flight.
Skybus Tickets to NYC Area on sale today
November 1, 2007 by walkerevans