Independence Air Announces New Airbus Service to Charlotte; Schedule Expanding to Eight Daily Roundtrips Including Three Airbus A319 Flights

DULLES, Va., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Low-fare airline Independence Air (NASDAQ:FLYi) is proud to announce it will begin new Airbus service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on June 1, 2005 — increasing the daily schedule to a total of eight roundtrips to Washington Dulles International Airport, including three daily flights to be operated with the company’s brand new 132-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

Independence Air currently has a schedule of seven daily flights from Charlotte to its hub at Washington Dulles — all aboard the company’s 50-seat CRJ aircraft. With the expansion of flights and the use of the Airbus A319s, the airline’s total capacity between Charlotte and Washington will grow by 46%, from 350 to 646 daily seats. The full service schedule is seen below.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kerry Skeen said, “We are grateful for the overwhelming response we’ve received from our new customers in the Charlotte area and we’re very pleased to say that Charlotte has been one of our best markets. From the first day we began offering low-fare service back in October of last year, it’s been readily apparent that people are ready for a new alternative in air service. This expansion will make it even easier for our customers to take advantage of low-fare flights to the nation’s capital and all the cities we serve from our hub at Washington Dulles.”

In addition to the non-stop flights from Charlotte to Washington, Independence Air offers connecting service to 39 other destinations — with new West Coast service to San Diego to begin on April 14th and flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Jose to start on May 1st.

Members of the Independence Air iCLUB frequent flyer program will earn double iPOINTS for all travel completed by June 30, 2005. Double iPOINTS details and restrictions are seen below.

By May 1, Independence Air will offer low fares to 46 destinations with comfortable leather seats and Tender Loving Service(TM). 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 June 1, 2005
Charlotte, NC to/from
Washington Dulles International Airport

Charlotte to Dulles Dulles to Charlotte
Departs Arrives Flight Aircraft Departs Arrives Flight Aircraft
6:10a 7:30a 443 A319 6:45a 7:59a 1442 CRJ
8:30a 9:49a 1774 CRJ 8:20a 9:45a 436 A319
10:30a 11:55a 445 A319 10:40a 12:02p 1437 CRJ
1:00p 2:19p 1446 CRJ 12:35p 1:54p 1439 CRJ
2:45p 4:10p 1448 CRJ 3:00p 4:24p 1440 CRJ
5:10p 6:35p 1449 CRJ 5:05p 6:24p 441 A319
7:00p 8:14p 450 A319 7:20p 8:40p 1789 CRJ
9:15p 10:30p 1443 CRJ 9:05p 10:18p 442 A319

Double iPOINTS promotion: Double iPOINTS will be earned by iCLUB members who book at for travel completed by June 30, 2005. For more details and complete iCLUB membership rules, see iCLUB terms and conditions on .

Independence Air, the “i” logo mark, are service marks of Independence Air, Inc.

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