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Post-Skybus Life: Ex-COO Tapped for Flydubai Gig

August 5, 2008 at 1:20 PM | by | Comment (1)

New low cost carrier Flydubai will have a familiar face running the show: Former Skybus COO Kenneth Gile. He's been tapped to tackle the same job for the nascent airline, which hopes to be flying by summer of next year.

It won't be the first time in the Persian Gulf for Gile, as he started his commercial career with Saudi Arabian Airlines before joining Southwest, eventually become the Texas LCC's chief pilot and director of flight operations.

He's not the only Skybus refugee moving overseas, either, it seems. Marla Matzer Rose at the Columbus Dispatch reports that some of the defunct airline's pilots are now working in China. Maybe they'll get rated to fly those nifty new ARJ21s?

Related Stories:
· Flydubai Appoints New COO [Xpress]
· Ex-Skybus Prez Lands in Dubai [CD]
· Flydubai to Launch by 2009 [Jaunted]

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KEN GILE PICKED BY FLYDUBAI

POOR FLYDUBAI TO HAVE PICKED THE WORST COO IN AIRLINE HISTORY FOR ITS NEW COO.  HE HAS NO AIRLINE GROUND OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE AND HE IS A PRIME REASON (ALONG WITH DIFFENDERFER) AS TO WHY SKYBUS FAILED.  WHAT A JOKE THAT ANY AIRLINE WOULD HIRE HIM AS A COO AFTER HIS MONUMENTAL FAILURE AT SKYBUS.  IT WAS NOT FUEL PRICES OR THE ECONOMY THAT KILLED SKYBUSS!  NO, IT WAS DIFFENDERFER AND GILE THAT KILLED SKYBUS AS A RESULT OF THEIR COLLECTIVE GROSS INCOMPETENCE IN RUNNING AN AIRLINE.  NO DOUBT KEN WAS A GOOD PILOT BUT AS FAR AS BEING A COO IT SHOULD BE NO NO NO.

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