A bankrupt Iowa airline hopes to get off the ground again with commercial flights beginning the middle of next month. Des Moines businessman John Ruan the Third announced today Access Air will begin three flights a day to Chicago on November 15th. Ruan says the airline has changed the operating plans that doomed the airline in its first run.He says the company will offer a “low-cost” fare structure. Ruan says the previous management overextended itself — but that won’t happen this time.He says the airline won’t fly out of the Quad Cities or Peoria because there aren’t enough passengers there to support the service. Ruan says his family has put money into the airline because it’s important for the economic future of Iowa.Ruan says other airlines will cut their prices to try and knock Access Air out. He says it’ll be up to Iowans to help the airline survive.Ruan says the airline would like to add airplanes and stops in Cedar Rapids, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Orlando, New York City and Washington, D.C. if it proves successful. The airline is offering an introductory fare of 79 dollars one way to Chicago.
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