Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Airline suspends operations nationwide, including out of Memphis International Airport (KMEM)

A startup regional airline out of New Orleans is suspending flights, including those out of Memphis, until it can find a new flight operator.

GLO Airlines announced Tuesday, July 11, it is suspending operations nationwide effective Saturday, July 15.

In recent weeks, GLO said it has had to cancel an “excessive number” of flights due to the “inability and unwillingness” of the airline’s flight operator, Smyrna, Tennessee-based Corporate Flight Management (CFM), to staff flights and maintain aircraft.

“CFM’s behavior has put an unacceptable strain on relationships with our passengers and other vendors,” said Trey Fayard, GLO founder and CEO, in the statement. “Despite growing demand, loyal customers, and our best efforts to enforce our contract, we have been unable to reach a resolution.”

GLO announced double-daily nonstop flights between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in November 2015.

“I started GLO to deliver a superior product to my hometown and other worthy local markets, and I refuse to settle for anything less. We look forward to returning to all markets and expanding further once the right partner is found,” Fayard said.

Passengers who have already purchased airfare are being contacted by the company directly and will be refunded or re-accommodated until another operator can be secured.


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