Skybus Airlines First Officer Wing
Columbus, Ohio 2007-2008
Skybus applied for operating approval on January 1, 2005, received approval to operate on March 15, 2006, and FAA certification on May 10, 2007. It had been granted a waiver to begin ticket sales on April 24, 2007; the first flights out of Columbus began on May 22, 2007. Less than a year later, Skybus announced on April 4, 2008, that it would cease operations as of April 5, citing the lagging economy and rising fuel costs as causes. This airline flew A-319 aircraft and was modeled on a low cost operation with low ticket prices but charged extra for everything else.