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According to sources, Indigo had 51 landings and 53 take-offs in May. In early
June, Indigo suspended service citing financial reorganization. They have ordered 25
planes but have taken delivery of two. The additional jets were to expand service to
include White Plains to Midway.
The public-charter airline faced scrutiny regarding security with the Port Authority, Gov.
Jim McGreevey and Rep. Steve Rothman as well a key members of the House Transportation
Committee and Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.
Both McGreevey & Rothman maintain that Teterboro is not the place for scheduled
During April 2003, the round-trip fare was halved.
New Charter Service Begins
On March 3, 2003 Indigo launches daily round
trip public charters between Chicago Midway and New York/New Jersey Teterboro
Airport. Round-trip fares are about $1,500. Indigo flys out of
its own facility at Chicago's Midway Airport (MDW), and out of Jet Aviation Teterboro (TEB), just 7 miles from
Indigo operates a fleet of Embraer 135 Business Jets configured with 16
executive-style seats. Indigo jets fly at the same altitudes and speeds as
larger commercial jets. Flights are crewed with a captain and first officer. Each jet has
a large lavatory located in the rear of the cabin.
Up to 3 pieces of
luggage/items are allowed plus carry-on. Indigo follows the commercial aviation standards
for size and weight for luggage. To book reservations call 1-877-4INDIGO
(1-877-446-3446) or go online at www.flyindigo.com
Indigo Press Releases
Announcing New Charter Service [2/26/03]
Accepting New Embraer Aircraft [2/06/03]
|What is a "public charter"?
A public charter is a convenient, long-standing form of service
authority authorized by the U.S.
Department of Transportation that allows individual passengers to share chartered
aircraft flying between cities on a frequent and regular basis. Indigo, LLC is a public
charter operator (charterer); Indigos sister company, AirServ Inc, is the
certificated air carrier operating the aircraft.
[More] About the Embraer Corporate Jets
Link to manufacturer: www.embraer.com