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The End of Independence
By Tim Beyers (TMF Mile High)
January 3, 2006

Finally, an airline is dead. FLYi (Pink Sheets: FLYIQ.PK), the parent company of low-fare carrier Independence Air, announced over the holiday weekend that it would cease operations Thursday. Approximately 2,700 workers will lose their jobs.

I want to mourn. I really do. But I just can't, because ... it's about time. Airlines have been so dismal, for so long, that the cold cruelty of the market was bound to take the life of one of these miserable firms. Independence Air just happens to be the first victim.....
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