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Independence Air to Begin Service to Portland Tomorrow

Independence Air will
begin low-fare service to Portland International Jetport (PWM) tomorrow,
June 23rd with six daily, non-stop flights to Washington Dulles
International Airport. In addition, Independence Air will be adding easy
connections from Portland to 23 cities across the country. All flights are now available for sale on the Independence Air website at All fares are sold one-way and a Saturday night stay is NOT
required for any fare. Seat assignments can be reserved at the time of
booking and flights are not overbooked.

Fares from Portland to Washington are low—ranging from just $69 one-way
to no more than $136*. Web users who visit and sign up for a free
membership to the iCLUB frequent flyer program will receive an additional
$25 off their first round-trip.

Independence Air Chairman and CEO Kerry Skeen said, “The strong positive
reaction we’re getting to the introduction of Independence Air is a clear
signal that people are really excited about welcoming a competitive new
low- fare airline to Portland. We’ve said from the very beginning that
Independence Air would challenge the status quo by creating a new kind of
air travel experience that is fast, easy and always low-fare—even when
you have to travel at the last minute. Now, starting tomorrow, we finally
get to make good on that promise.”

The Independence Air hub at Washington Dulles will be the largest low-fare
hub in America by later this summer—with 300 daily departures. In
addition to non-stop service from Portland to Washington starting
tomorrow, by later this summer Independence Air will also offer a schedule
of easy one-stop connections to 23 destinations, including Atlanta,
Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV) Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia
(SC), Columbus (OH), Dayton, Detroit, Greensboro (NC),
Greenville/Spartanburg (SC), Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Knoxville,
Louisville, Lansing, Nashville, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham,
Rochester (NY) and Savannah.

Flights from Portland to Washington will be aboard newly-upgraded 50-seat
iJETs with all-leather slimline seats that provide more legroom than ever
before. These aircraft offer several distinct advantages for travelers:


—Fast boarding and deplaning—even the last row clears in just a few
minutes—No middle seats—everyone gets either an aisle or window seat
—Planeside carry-on baggage check-in—leave your carry-ons at the
doorway of the aircraft and they’ll be there waiting for you when you

Parent company Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. is based in Dulles,
VA and employs over 4,100 aviation professionals. This summer, the company
plans to change its name to FLYi, Inc., and its ticker symbol to FLYI.

Independence Air is the low-fare airline that makes travel fast and easy
for its customers with a customer first attitude, innovative thinking and
a willingness to challenge the status quo.