Mon, Sep 28, 2009
U.S. Helicopter Says The 'Standown' Is 'Temporary'
A New York City helicopter shuttle service that ferried
passengers from Manhattan to JFK and Liberty Airport in Newark has
abruptly ceased operations, according to the Associated Press.
U.S. Helicopter announced the shutdown on its website Friday,
saying it should be temporary.
"We are temporarily halting all service as we regroup to add
aircraft to our fleet and introduce new routes," the statement
reads. "This 'standown' of service applies to our scheduled flights
as well as our charter service. We plan to return to the skies of
New York - a bigger and better airline - by late November."
Tickets from Midtown to the airports had cost $159 dollars ...
about four times a normal cab fare. But the flights took only about
Company vice president Donal McSullivan told the New York Times
that company is working to secure new financing and "getting our
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