Low-cost air carrier finished before it even starts

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CLEARWATER, FL (FOX19) - A low-cost air carrier that was in talks to come to the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport has suspended its operations before it even got off the ground.

Florida-based JetAmerica was offering nine seats for $9.

The company announced Sunday that it was suspended sales to all markets and would be notifying affected customers. Refunds will be offered to all customers.

The company released the following statement on its Web site:

JetAmerica, the Florida-based public charter operator, announced today that it was suspending sales to all markets and that it would immediately begin to notify affected customers and process refunds to all customers who have booked on the public charter flights.

"We are reluctantly suspending our public charter operations effective today," said John Weikle, CEO, who has been with the company since April. "Finalizing the slots required to support our charter program at Newark has taken longer than expected and we have decided to suspend our operations in order to refocus on different markets. We still strongly believe that there is an unmet need for affordable air service to secondary markets and we look forward to offering this option again in the near future," concluded Weikle.

All customers will receive automatic refunds within 7-14 business days. Any customer not receiving a full refund in 14 days should call 727-451-3970.