Skybus founder John Weikle had threatened…er…let the world know that he was raising $3 million to launch a Skybus clone out of Charleston, West Virginia. Without getting into the reasons why that would be flushing $3 million down the ol’ toilet, you’ll be relieved to know that we will not see any stories about the airline shutting down: he has announced he’s returning the $1.9 million he’s raised and not launching at all.
The most amazing thing is that he was able to raise $1.9 million to launch a new airline. Which goes to show ya, um, something. I’m sure that goes to show you something.