Skybus brings direct service to North Carolina from Gulfport-Biloxi airport

Published 4:08 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Skybus, a 3-year-old budget airline, announced Monday that it will provide nonstop service to Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, North Carolina from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, beginning Jan. 17.

“The addition of another new city into Gulfport-Biloxi shows the enormous support of Skybus Airlines and the Mississippi Gulf Coast community,” Frank Genzer, chairman of the Airport Authority said in a news release.

Skybus has been popularized by its signature slogan, “10 seats for only $10 on every flight.” Skybus is based in Columbus, Ohio, and made its first flights in May.

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To keep fares low, the airline offers food, beverages and liquor for a small fee during each flight. Checked baggage starts at $5 for the first two bags under 50 pounds.

In addition, the airline sells advertising space on the exterior fuselage of its planes.

The release said tickets to the stops in North Carolina go on sale on Oct. 23 on the airline’s Web site.

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