Skybus is the next generation of low-fare carriers
Santa Monica — California — April 26,
2007 — For immediate release
Air Transport Business Development, Inc. (ATBD) is pleased
to announce its role as advisor to Skybus Airlines,
Columbus, Ohio in the selection, negotiation and acquisition
of its Airbus A319 fleet and support contracts since December 2005.
Skybus has sixty-five firmly ordered Airbus A319s and a further
ten A319's via operating leases to support its entry into revenue
operations in May 2007. ATBD advised Skybus on acquisition and
support contracts from Airbus, General Electric, CFM, Thales,
Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Goodyear, Bucher and Recaro. Aircraft
operating lease contracts have included, ILFC, Skyservice and
Skybus is the next generation of low-fare carriers, based in
Columbus, Ohio, flying new, fuel efficient Airbus A319 jets.
"ATBD's extensive experience in aircraft and equipment
evaluation and selection was invaluable to Skybus," said
Skybus President Ken Gile.
"ATBD is proud to have Skybus as a key ATBD customer.
We have advised Skybus from the earliest days of their fleet
acquisition decisions in 2005 through to the start of revenue
operations. Skybus ultra-low fares will bring air transportation
within reach of a new market of air travelers. We wish them
every success for the future," said ATBD CEO Dave Hopkins.
ATBD comprises professionals from the airlines, aircraft and
engine manufacturers and lessors, with more than three hundred
years of combined experience. This experience is derived from
designing, evaluating, launching and operating most major types
of jet aircraft and engines. The company supports airlines,
lessors and equipment manufacturers requiring seasoned airline
Skybus is the next generation of low-fare airlines.
It will begin service May 22 from its base in Columbus, Ohio, to the
Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, Seattle/Vancouver, Kansas City,
Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Richmond and Greeensboro, NC markets.
Skybus offers "outrageously low fares", with at least
10 seats at $10 on every flight, every day.
For further information
contact Dave Hopkins,
CEO at (310) 990-2045.
Air Transport Business Development, Inc.
171 Pier Avenue, #191
Santa Monica, California 90405 USA