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Independence Air Claims New Airbus Destination

Low-fare airline
Independence Air announced it has received final approval from the Federal
Aviation Administration to begin flight operations with its new Airbus
A319 aircraft. The first two 132-passenger A319s will begin nonstop
service tomorrow morning from Washington Dulles International Airport to
Tampa and Orlando. Another A319 is scheduled to begin flying in December,
nine more are expected to go into service during the first half of 2005,
and 16 others are scheduled for delivery in 2006 and 2007.Independence Air Chairman and CEO Kerry Skeen said, “We are very proud to
be able to offer these brand new Airbus aircraft to our customers. This
means that low-fare service to a number of destinations in Florida—and
eventually, cities all across America—will become part of the
Independence Air route network.”

The schedules to Tampa and Orlando each include three low-fare non-stops
from Washington Dulles. On December 21st, the Orlando schedule will be
expanded to five daily non-stop flights.

NEW West Palm Beach Service

In addition, Independence Air is announcing that new Airbus service from
Washington Dulles to Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) will
begin February 1st. The schedule to West Palm Beach will include three
daily low-fare non-stop roundtrip flights.

As a way to celebrate the new service, Independence Air is offering
introductory advance purchase internet fares of just $59 non-stop to/from
Washington, and $79 to/from any scheduled connecting city served by
Independence Air. Travel to/from West Palm Beach at these fares must be
booked by December 6, 2004. The simple Independence Air fare sale rules
are seen below. Complete details are available at


The Independence Air system currently includes low-fare service to a total
of 40 destinations. The Independence Air hub at Washington Dulles is the
largest low-fare hub in America in terms of total departures. The company
employs approximately 4,700 aviation professionals. For more information
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