Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VNGD) today announced it has taken delivery of its eighth MD-80-series aircraft. The Boeing MD-80 jet, a modern, fuel-efficient, new-generation aircraft, is configured to seat 132 passengers, including 12 SkyBox? Business Class seats. The aircraft will begin revenue service tomorrow.
“We are very pleased to continue our transition to an MD-80 fleet,” said Scott Dickson, Vanguard’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “The reliability and comfort of these aircraft has been well-received by our passengers. Over the course of the summer, we expect to add more MD-80 aircraft to the fleet, allowing us to increase service on existing routes, bring our low fares to more cities and offer increased employment opportunities to Kansas City.”
Over the coming months, Vanguard will add eight new daily flights from its Kansas City hub including new service to Orlando and Seattle and added service to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. To support the increases in service, Vanguard plans to hire 100 to 150 new employees, including pilots, flight attendants and airport personnel.
Vanguard Airlines, Kansas City’s Hometown Airline, provides convenient all-jet service to 18 cities nationwide, including Orlando beginning April 22 and Seattle beginning June 3. The airline offers low fares with no advance-purchase requirements, advanced seat assignment and extra legroom on all flights with a fleet of six Boeing 737s and eight Boeing MD-80-series aircraft, which feature SkyBox? Business Class service. For more information or to make reservations online, visit Vanguard’s Web site at www.flyvanguard.com.