Romulus, MI (Reuters)- Metro Air Virtual Airlines released it’s first quarterly statement publicly this weekend. The statement highlighted that the airline made a profit for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009 (beginning calendar month July, 2009).
The statement continued the trend set by other US Airlines. Most revised their quarterly reports earlier this month, to show either a small profit or smaller losses than previously expected.
Metro Air expects to grow even further in the coming months. This month Metro Air formally began expanded service out of their focus cities of Kansas City and Fort Lauderdale. Most markedly Metro Air began new international service to the South American market. It is expected that further growth into South America will make up some of the revenue that was lost with the elimination of the Boeing 757-200W long haul service.
The full financial report can be found here.
More about MetroAir
MetroAir is one of Americaâ€™s leading choices of airline travel, with a formidable domestic route system using a fleet of the worldâ€™s most technologically advanced Airbus airliners and with numerous regional connections through itâ€™s partner company Allegius. Originally founded in Detroit flying Boeing 737-200s and Bombardier Dash-8-Q200 feeders, MetroAir has since grown to become one of Americaâ€™s most impressive startup airlines of the last decade now operating 382 flights to 73 cities around the world using a fleet of Airbus and Bombardier airliners. Built on a simple home-grown attitude of quick and affordably-efficient service, MetroAir has seen a groundswell of critical acclaim from the flying public in response to a return of service to the days of old.
In an economy where passengers have dozens of choices to choose from, MetroAir provides an affordable ticket in a comfortable seat, in-flight entertainment, warm meals and drinksâ€”paid for, and not through creative trickery. Sure itâ€™s a stretch on the airlineâ€™s tight budget, but MetroAir prides itself on integrity to the flying public and delivers on promises made.
Virtually speaking, MetroAir was built and is operated entirely on realismâ€”aircraft are purchased, routes are operated, and growth is measured within the boundaries of what realism would economically dictate. Come fly for MetroAir, where youâ€™re contributions play a direct role in the airlineâ€™s growth and success!