Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Here is the good news: a new budget airline is to be introduced, offering flights from Luton to the US for just £65.

Here is the bad news:
  • The price shown is for a one-way flight. I can't help wondering if Sky-Bus International will be another of those budget airlines where the price of the return flight, mysteriously, is double that of the outbound.
  • The new airline will only fly to Florida, and then on to Portsmouth, "near Boston".
  • In the tradition of budget airlines [step forward RyanAir] the airports are miles from anywhere you've ever heard of.

    The company doesn't appear to have a website yet. A Google search for 'Jonathan Aslett', the name of the new airline's American director turns up a worrying result. One Jonathan Aslett was arrested last year in the UK for the pornographic images of children found in his office and on his computer. It seems he was wanted by the FBI in the US for similar material. Surely not the same person? This one, according to the BBC report, runs a softwear [sic] business.
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