Â *MetroAir Announces Plans *
Romulus, MI December 20, 2008 – Today at a press conference, COO of MetroAir, Mr. Kim Gesch announced plans to equip their remaining 757-200 aircraft based in Ontario with winglets like the Washington based 757 fleet. The winglets are planned to be added to the remaining aircraft by mid 2009. The aircraft will remain in their current seating configuration.
Chief Operations Officer, Kim Gesch stated “The 757s based in Ontario will remain on domestic focused transcontinental flights. We have experienced much success with the winglets on the Washington based 757s, it only made sense to equip the rest of the fleet as well.”
Additionally, Mr. Gesch announced plans to rework their schedules to maintain high profitability. Including some reduction in service. An example of the reduction includes the Atlanta to Boston route.
“We are not maintaining the load factor or yield on some routes in the MetroAir system. We believe the aircraft can be better utilized in other markets. We’re actively looking at various cities that are not currently part of our system in order to maximize our fleet and offer our product to new customers.” said Mr. Gesch
The announcement from Metro air coincides with the last Saab 2000 flight offered by MetroAir regional partner Allegius.