New airline considering New Castle

January 8, 2008 3:56:02 AM PST
A new passenger airline is talking to officials at the New Castle Airport about starting service there.

Skybus Airlines says a contract has not been worked out but says an announcement is possible in the near future.

The airport has been without a commercial carrier since Delta Air Lines pulled out last year.

Skybus began operating in May and currently flies to 15 cities. A spokesman says it will add the ninth aircraft to its fleet next week and is adding a new plane a month.

The airline uses full-size jets with about 150 seats.

Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,