GLO set to sus­pend ser­vice on Satur­day

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM - — Noel Oman

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.”

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