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Attracting a low-cost carrier can be a long, arduous affair

...the airport's marketing director, said the recruitment process started years ago when the airport secured Atlantic Coast Airlines, the predecessor of Independence Air, by offering them discounts on their advertising. When the airline changed...
Business | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Across South Carolina

...introduction of a new discount carrier at the Charleston airport, officials say. Independence Air, a new unit of Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings Inc., will offer $69 seats between Charleston and Washington, D.C., starting in mid-July.
Airline to grow in local region

...Nordling, the senior vice president of marketing for Atlantic Coast Airlines, which is changing its name to Independence Air to offer a low-fare service. Atlantic Coast Airlines has a contract with the airline United Express...
Business | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
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Atlantic will create new low-fare airline SAVANNAH, Ga. - Atlantic Coast Airlines, which operates United Express flights from Savannah to Washington Dulles and Chicago, has announced its intention to break from...
Discount airlines poised to excel in down economy

...players to the field. Plans for new budget airlines have been announced recently by Virgin Atlantic Airways, Atlantic Coast Airlines and a group of industry veterans eyeing the Pittsburgh market. But some concerns have emerged. The stock prices...
Augusta's size hurts airport expansion plan slots traditionally held by airlines. With slots in hand, they could persuade a carrier -- in this case, Atlantic Coast Airlines -- to use the slots for direct flights. BUT WINNING THE CHICAGO connection also happened because Savannah officials...
Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Meet the challenge and fly

...the challenge: Get another carrier to commit to this market. That carrier might be Continental, U.S. Air, Atlantic Coast Airlines or one of the other regional carriers. New hubs for Augusta could be Newark, N.J., Washington (Reagan National...
Savannah to Chicago slot opens

...between Chicago and Savannah in February, according to Eric Nordling, vice president of market planning for Atlantic Coast Airlines, which operates the United Express service. Exact times for the service have not been decided, Mr. Nordling...
Whistleblower complaints are up, but why?

...whistleblower protection they've sought. They include Stacy Platone, a former manager of labor relations for Atlantic Coast Airlines fired in 2003. In April of this year, a DOL judge ruled in favor of Platone, agreeing that she was fired after...
Stocks mixed earnings news, investor caution

...components Altria Group, which fell 72 cents to $40.27, and Merck, which dropped 86 cents to $56.66. Atlantic Coast Airlines slid $2.53, or 23.8 percent, to $8.09 after the regional air carrier said it would establish an independent...