b'AIR SERVICE DEVELOPMENTLNK 27get off the ground quickly to meet ARPA deadlines. Major airlinesCharting a New Coursewerent promising either, because Haring worried that even a $3Fly Next LLC owns and operates Red Way, which flies as a million revenue guarantee might not be enough to keep a legacyscheduled public charter operator under FAA Part 380. Based airline committed to the Lincoln market for the long haul. in Colorado, Fly Next acts as a virtual airline and sales agent, We had conversations with Delta (Air Lines) and somemanaging ticketing and payment channels. It also arranges other carriers, but we realized these were probably not goingground handling at the eight airports it serves. To support its to realistically happen within that timeframe we needed, saysflight operations, Fly Next committed to purchasing 240 hours Haring. So we started our next phase of pursuit. per month of aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance time from Enter the startup Red Way, which earlier this summer launchedMiami-based Global Crossing Airlines, also known as GlobalX. twice weekly nonstops to seven U.S. leisure markets, four ofThe sole aircraft used for flight service is an Airbus A320 with which never previously had direct flights from LNK. In the first 9012 business class seats, 18 premium economy seats and 120 days following its March 31 announcement, Red Way sold moreeconomy seatsa configuration that offers more legroom to than 20,000 tickets. passengers, even in standard economy. That metric alone is pretty remarkable,Leisure and convention mainstays Orlando International (MCO) says Nickolas Wangler, the Red Ways chiefand Harry Reid International in Las Vegas (LAS) were the first executive officer. Were super happy withto welcome Red Way service from LNK on June 8, followed by what were seeing. Its beenknock onHartsfieldJackson Atlanta International (ATL), Dallas Fort Worth woodsuccessful so far. And the cool partInternational (DFW) and MinneapolisSt. Paul International (MSP) about this is there are probably about 20one week later. Service to Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) other cities in the United States where thisNICKOLAS WANGLER in Texas and Nashville International (BNA) began June 24. model is a home run. Red Way flights will typically operate to each market twice Several other communities have already contacted him fora week, with schedules currently running six days per week more information about how the new airline is working.through late November. LAS and MCO will continue through the winter, to be joined by snowbird destinations Phoenix Sky Harbor AirportImprovement.comSeptember 2023'