Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hooters Air folds its wings

After a moderately successful three-year run, Hooters Air announced Wednesday the airline is ending regularly scheduled passenger service, effective April 17.Many in the industry saw the end coming, especially after Hooters ended holiday service to several cities at the end of last year. High fuel prices are considered the most likely culprit for the airline's failure.From now on, the airline will focus exclusively on charter flights for sports teams and tour groups -- the original businessmodel for Hooters Air operator Pace Airlines, which Hooters founder Bob Brooks purchased in 2002.The end of Hooters comes as a disappointment to several cities still served by the airline, including Myrtle Beach, SC.

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