Romulus, MI â€“ December 4, 2009: Today MetroAir Virtual Airlines announced substantial operational changes to its network.Â MetroAir will expand service at Fort Lauderdale and Kansas City International Airports. The expansion will include both mainline and regional service to existing MetroAir markets.Â Also announced, MetroAir will be discontinuing service to Japan and Hawaii on December 31, 2009. New service between IAD-BRU will start on January 1, 2010 using the A330.
In addition, MetroAir announced that it would add New Orleans, LA and Oklahoma City, OK to its network. New Orleans will be served from; Washington, Ontario, Kansas City and Fort Lauderdale while Oklahoma City will have regional service from Kansas City.
â€œKansas City is strategically located in the U.S. mid-continent, it is a prime location for a strong base to transition passengers from the east and westâ€ said Chief Operating Officer Kim Gesch.
New Destinations from Kansas City (all mainline service unless noted):
- Indianapolis, IN (Operated by Allegius)
- Memphis, TN (Operated by Allegius)
- Seattle, WA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- San Francisco, CA
- Boston, MA
- Detroit, MI (Operated by Allegius)
- Oklahoma City, OK (Operated by Allegius)
New Destinations from Fort Lauderdale (all mainline service unless noted):
- Austin, TX
- Dallas, TX
- Houston, TX
- Kansas City, KS
- Phoenix, AZ
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.Â 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.Â 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.Â Come fly for MetroAir, where youâ€™re contributions play a direct role in the airlineâ€™s growth and success!