Thursday, February 7, 2008

Skybus to leave San Francisco Bay Area

By Mike Grasso
After months of speculation, Skybus has decided to drop some of their longer-haul flights, including to the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for offering seats for as low as $10 on all flights, the airline is having difficulty operating certain routes in the midst of skyrocketing jet fuel prices.
From Oakland, the carrier operates a daily flight to its Columbus, Ohio hub.

"The decision to discontinue service to Oakland was a difficult one for us, but it was brought on by a situation that was beyond our control and needed to be addressed,"an airline spokesperson told inFLIGHTout. It was not immediately known what other cities were impacted by the decision.

Service to Oakland began last June and will end May 31st.

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