Business traveler airline to launch

 - May 6, 2008, 8:53 AM

Aviation Development Holdings (ADH) of Phoenix intends to launch a “clean-sheet, breakthrough regional airline jet service, independent and decoupled from the major airlines.” The idea, according to ADH chairman and CEO Matt Andersson, is to “design an airline of the future for business travelers.” Initial service, to begin next spring, will tie together the cities of Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Andersson, who has yet to select a regional jet for the new venture, founded Chicago-based Indigo, a Falcon 20 charter operation. He left the day-to-day-operations of Indigo last November, but remains vice chairman.

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