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What happened at Wings? (Wings Airways) (column)


Wings Airways, one of the smallest commuter airlines in the U.S., based at Wings Field, Blue Bell, Pa., suspended scheduled operations in mid-June. This news shocked many other short-haul airline executives and prompted many to ask: "What happened?"

Company President James J. Vincenzo told this column: "Wings is far from folding its wings. We are readjusting operations to changing market conditions. It's a matter of survival." He assured his friends and customers that "this action will have no marked impact on our plans to continue development of longtime Wings Aviation Services. "

The company will concentrate on charter and on-demand air-taxi types of services and as a fill-in for scheduled airlift. …

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