DULLES, Va., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Independence Air will begin low-fare service to Portland International Jetport (PWM) tomorrow, June 23rd with six daily, non-stop flights to Washington Dulles International Airport. In addition, Independence Air will be adding easy connections from Portland to 23 cities across the country. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031119/DCW018LOGO-a ) All flights are now available for sale on the Independence Air website at FLYi.com. 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. Fares from Portland to Washington are low -- ranging from just $69 one-way to no more than $136*. Web users who visit FLYi.com and sign up for a free membership to the iCLUB frequent flyer program will receive an additional $25 off their first round-trip. Independence Air Chairman and CEO Kerry Skeen said, "The strong positive reaction we're getting to the introduction of Independence Air is a clear signal that people are really excited about welcoming a competitive new low- fare airline to Portland. We've said from the very beginning that Independence Air would challenge the status quo by creating a new kind of air travel experience that is fast, easy and always low-fare -- even when you have to travel at the last minute. Now, starting tomorrow, we finally get to make good on that promise." The Independence Air hub at Washington Dulles will be the largest low-fare hub in America by later this summer -- with 300 daily departures. In addition to non-stop service from Portland to Washington starting tomorrow, by later this summer Independence Air will also offer a schedule of easy one-stop connections to 23 destinations, including Atlanta, Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV) Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia (SC), Columbus (OH), Dayton, Detroit, Greensboro (NC), Greenville/Spartanburg (SC), Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Louisville, Lansing, Nashville, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY) and Savannah. Flights from Portland to Washington will be aboard newly-upgraded 50-seat iJETs with all-leather slimline seats that provide more legroom than ever before. These aircraft offer several distinct advantages for travelers: -- Fast boarding and deplaning -- even the last row clears in just a few minutes -- No middle seats -- everyone gets either an aisle or window seat -- Planeside carry-on baggage check-in -- leave your carry-ons at the doorway of the aircraft and they'll be there waiting for you when you arrive Parent company Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACAI) is based in Dulles, VA and employs over 4,100 aviation professionals. This summer, the company plans to change its name to FLYi, Inc., and its ticker symbol to FLYI. 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. INDEPENDENCE AIR FLIGHT SCHEDULE Effective June 23, 2004 Portland, ME to/from Washington Dulles International Airport Portland to Dulles Dulles to Portland Departs Arrives Departs Arrives *6:30a 8:14a 6:20a 7:55a 8:25a 10:09a 9:30a 11:05a 11:35a 1:13p 11:40a 1:16p 1:45p 3:23p 1:40p 3:10p 3:40p 5:27p 5:15p 6:59p 7:30p 9:09p 8:40p 10:20p *Does not operate June 23, 2004 *All fares are one-way, non-refundable and non-transferable but reservations may be changed for a $25 fee plus any applicable difference in fare. The lower fares are limited and may not be available on all flights. Lowest fares are available by booking directly on the internet at FLYi.com. Bookings made through 800-FLY-FLYi are $5 higher each way than internet fares. One-way fares do not include segment fees of $3.10, September 11th Security Fees of $2.50 and PFCs of up to $4.50. Fares are subject to change without notice. See FLYi.com for full details and restrictions, including the $25 off promotion. Independence Air, the "i" logo mark, FLYi.com and Go Your Own Way are service marks of Atlantic Coast Airlines.
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