Independence Air Begins New Airbus Service to Ft. Myers, FL; Schedule Includes Three Daily Roundtrips From Washington Dulles

DULLES, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Independence Air (NASDAQ:FLYI) begins low-fare service to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) today with three daily non-stop roundtrips to/from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport. The flights are being served by the airline’s new Airbus A319 aircraft, featuring all-leather seating in a single- class configuration with comfortable legroom.

Ft. Myers becomes Independence Air’s fifth Florida destination — joining Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach.

All flights are available for sale on the Independence Air website at All fares are sold one-way and a Saturday night stay is NOT required for any fare. Seat assignments can be reserved at the time of booking and flights are not overbooked.

Independence Air currently serves a total of 39 destinations. In addition to the new Florida service described above, non-stop flights from Washington to Las Vegas will begin March 1st. Las Vegas will become Independence Air’s first destination in the West, with service to San Diego beginning April 14th and service to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle beginning May 1st.

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 Feb 17, 2005
Washington, DC Dulles to/from
Fort Myers-Southwest Florida Int’l Airport

Washington to Fort Myers Fort Myers to Washington
Departs Arrives Departs Arrives
9:15a 11:35a 6:05a 8:15a*
3:15p 5:35p 12:15p 2:25p
9:15p 11:30p 6:15p 8:30p

* Flight begins Feb 18

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

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