Skybus Repairs Its Planes, Resumes Flying

Discount airline Skybus has resumed flying after 2 broken planes caused them to cancel 18 flights over the holiday weekend, says USAToday:

Maintenance problems on two planes caused the flight cancellations both days, said Bob Tenenbaum, a Skybus spokesman. A door problem on one plane and repairs to a damaged fuselage on a second plane were finished in time to return the jets to operation today.

The airline was offering refunds for flights that were canceled and was making efforts to rebook travelers on later Skybus flights. But Skybus was unable to transfer passengers to flights on other airlines because it does not have agreements with other carriers, Tenenbaum said.

The airline apologized to customers whose Christmas travel plans were ruined.

“This is terribly unfortunate, and the timing also is very unfortunate. I think people get accustomed to travel disruptions, but nobody likes to see them around Christmas,” Tenenbaum said.

You’ll remember Skybus as the super-cheap “a la carte” carrier that flies to and from Ohio.

Skybus resumes full schedule after 2 planes repaired [USAToday]

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