Airline Business Americas Editor David Field has been busy this week commenting to a hungry US media on the failure of Independence Air. See his interview on the popular PBS channel and listen to his comments on National Public Radio.
The London office has also been receiving calls from European-based media, which seems mainly interested in wondering if the demise of Independence Air sounds any warning bells for the continent’s low-cost players. It spoiled their story line somewhat when we told them no.
For some perspective on the story read David Field’s interview with Independence head Kerry Skeen, who explained the carrier’s strategy in a cover interview back in June 2004.
The enplaned blog site also has some interesting views on why Independence didn’t make it.