GLO set to suspend service on Saturday
GLO Airlines announced Tuesday it will suspend service effective Saturday to give it time to find another company to operate its aircraft.
The New Orleans-based airline offers direct flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and other locations in the region, including Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/ Adams Field. It also offers seasonal flights between Clinton and Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Fla.
GLO filed for bankruptcy protection in April amid a contractual dispute between the airline and a Tennessee company, Corporate Flight Management, which provides pilots and other services to the airline. An emergency hearing allowed GLO to continue flying.
But problems have continued with “an excessive number” of flight cancellations because of staffing and maintenance issues, the GLO statement said.
CFM said it has followed the emergency court order in operating GLO’s flights and characterized the airline’s decision to suspend service as “simply the result of an unproven business plan in an unforgiving industry.”