Independence Air Announces Major West Coast Expansion: Low-Fare Service Between Seattle And Washington, DC; Introductory Fares as Low as $84 to Washington and $114 to Connecting Cities

DULLES, Va., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Low-fare airline Independence Air (NASDAQ:FLYI) announced today it will add new non-stop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport beginning May 1st, with easy connecting service to over 35 other Independence Air destinations in the East, Southeast and Midwest.

Seats aboard the new flights are on sale now. As a way to celebrate the new service, Independence Air is offering special introductory fares of $84 one-way on non-stop flights to Washington Dulles with connecting fares of $114 one-way to other Independence Air cities for tickets purchased by February 18, 2005 at or through travel agencies. The full schedule as well as introductory fare details and restrictions are seen below.

Service from Seattle will be operated with the company’s new 132-passenger Airbus A319 aircraft, featuring all-leather seating in a single-class configuration with comfortable legroom. All fares are one-way and no fares require a Saturday night stay. Seat assignments can be reserved at the time of booking and Independence Air does not overbook its flights assuring every customer a seat.

Independence Air currently serves a total of 39 destinations, including major cities like New York, Boston, Orlando and Tampa, as well as smaller cities like Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA and Knoxville, TN. The Independence Air hub at Washington Dulles is the largest low-fare hub in America in terms of total departures. For more information about FLYi, Inc. and Independence Air, please visit our website at

Independence Air is the low-fare airline that makes travel fast and easy for its customers with a customer-first attitude, innovative thinking and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

Effective May 1, 2005

Seattle to Washington Washington to Seattle
Departs Arrives Departs Arrives
11:59p 7:40a 6:45p 9:45p

Independence Air introductory fare rules:

The introductory fare is one-way and must be purchased by 2/18/05 for travel completed by 6/30/05. Introductory fares are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days and are not available on 5/27/05 and 5/30/05. Travel purchased by calling 800-FLY-FLYi is $5.00 higher per person. Fares are non-refundable and non-transferable but reservations may be changed prior to departure for a $25 fee plus any applicable difference in fare. One- way fares do not include segment fees of up to $6.40 (a segment is one takeoff and one landing), the September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 and Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00. Fares are subject to change without notice.

Independence Air, the “i” logo mark, and Go Your Own Way are service marks of Independence Air, Inc.

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