PEOPLExpress suspends service

PEOPLExpress, the new airline with a throwback name that recently started serving a few communities. The airline announced today it is suspending service, with a plan to re-launch “on or about Oct. 16”

From the airline’s statement:

“Recent aircraft and crew availability and maintenance issues, including an aircraft recently damaged by a vendor’s truck, an engine change and a lack of a promised spare aircraft, have made it challenging to operate a full schedule, preventing us from delivering the passenger experience we are striving for.”

The airline said it is processing refunds for passengers for flights booked through Oct. 15, which it says should take five to seven business days. “For reservations beyond Oct. 15, passengers will receive a notification by e-mail as soon as our service resumption plans are in place.”

Since launching service on June 30, PEOPLExpress has offered 817 flights and said in its statement that it still intends to launch previously announced service to Orlando and Charleston, W.Va., starting Oct. 16.

For more details about flights you may have booked contact: customerrelations@flypex.com or visit www.flypex.com.