Vanguard Airlines is ending service to four US cities "-in the first step in a process of building a more focused route strategy". The low-fare US carrier is dropping services to Cincinnati, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle because the routes failed to produce acceptable results, says John Tague, Vanguard's newly appointed chairman, president and chief executive. Tague is shuttling between Kansas City-based Vanguard and Colombia, South Carolina, where he holds a similar job at Air South. Tague replaced Robert McAdoo, who re-signed after Vanguard reported a $3.6 million net loss in the third quarter, but remains on the airline's board.

Source: Flight International