Hooters Air to Cancel Service From the Greater Rockford Airport


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Hooters Air announced today it will be reducing service from the Greater Rockford Airport in Rockford, Illinois and end service effective January 5, 2006. Increased costs and the recent announcement by the Rockford Airport Authority that it will provide $2.5 million in incentives and revenue guarantees to secure additional air service between Rockford and Denver to a Hooters Air competitor, has led to this difficult decision. “With the current market conditions Hooters Air will shift some of our assets from Scheduled Service to Charter Service,” said Hooters Air President Mark Peterson. “It was not helpful that the Rockford Airport Authority provided revenue guarantees with public funds to a competing carrier on a route we have been operating.”

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