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Pittsburgh HQ to new discount airline?

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With all the job losses and diminished role of USAirways could this be the next big thing on the airport corridor!

http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsbur.../13/story1.html

Startup airline eyes city

Victory Airlines considers Pittsburgh headquarters, looks for capital

Patty Tascarella Pittsburgh Business Times

A Memphis, Tenn.-based startup airline has approached the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce about basing its headquarters in the region and has been scouting the local venture capital community for financing to get off the ground.

Victory Airlines Corp., a woman-owned company reportedly seeking $250 million to bankroll operations, has approached -- and struck out with -- at least three area venture capital firms.

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Looks like this is becoming more of a reality for Pittsburgh, the CEO of the fledgling company is all around the metroplex meeting with business leaders and civic groups drumming up future customers. Upon startup the company could bring more then 1,100 jobs instantly to the region.

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stor.../15/story7.html

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This is quite an undertaking, but it makes sense for the next low cost airline to be PGH based - decent geogrpahy and top airport.... I hope that something like this can recreate some of the lost airline jobs and hopefully including maintenance jobs.

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Last I heard we would still be the maintence HQ for USAirways especially with the new class of jets they are buying, the merger might throw a wrench in that but as far as USAirways was concerned Pittsburgh would keep all maintence jobs and might expand them.

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