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Breaking: PEOPLExpress Opens Booking for Cheapy $76 Flights

June 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM | by | ()

It's alive!!! PEOPLExpress, an airline which flew from 1981-1987 and was absorbed into Continental, has re-emerged with new planes and new plans which'll make budget travelers very happy.

Ticket booking went live this afternoon, and we immediately jumped on their website ( to view airfares from their base at Newport News/Williamsburg, VA.

There's good news and bad news. The good news is that all airfares start at $76 each way, with flights beginning June 30th. The bad news is that PEOPLExpress won't simply revive their historical routes, so there'll be no international destinations in a 747 (the 1980s version of the airline also flew to London, Montreal, and Brussels). Instead, PEOPLExpress will keep operations close to home, flying all-economy Boeing 737s up and down the Northeast and Southeast.

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PEOPLExpress Still Plans On Flying, Maybe As Soon As This Summer

January 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM | by | ()

There hasn’t been a lot of recent news kicking around regarding PEOPLExpress and their plans to finally hit the skies. It sounds like they’re still quite a bit away from flying to here and there, but they’re still hard at work arranging the moo-lah, planes, and people to get things moving.

Down in Newport News, Virginia there’s some cash on the way for the airline as the regional airport committee recently gave the go ahead to get the ball rolling on a $500,000 loan to help bring the new carrier to the area. This would help PEOPLExpress acquire the necessary charter services and five airplanes, and finally get the show on the road.

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PEOPLExpress is Back in Business and Calling Virginia Home

February 14, 2012 at 6:51 AM | by | ()

Whoa crazy airline news! Remember PEOPLExpress? Well, we don’t either—we’re a little too young—but the airline did the low-fare thing during much of the 1980s before being gobbled up by Continental Airlines. Well, PEOPLExpress is coming back, and they’re looking to start up service to and from Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, VA. Of course we’re reminded of recent airline failures like Skybus or JetAmerica, but nonetheless we are excited to see what they’re all about.

The plan for the new PEOPLExpress is to bring back some of the fun in flying, and they’re promising “unsurpassed customer service” along with “value, integrity, and ingenuity.” They’re already touting no hidden fees or charges, and they’ll even be happy to check your luggage for free. You’ll get a seat assignment prior to boarding, and they’re going to accomplish all of this with one-way fares that could start as low as $69.

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