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Skymark Airlines Says 'Sayonara' to Superjumbo Hopes and Dreams

Where: Japan
August 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM | by | ()

We don’t talk too much about Skymark Airlines, but you may recognize the name—or at least the look of the airline—from recent news that they'd be outfitting their flight attendants in miniskirts. This week’s news has nothing to do with the carrier’s up in the air uniforms, but it has everything to do with their plans for some planes.

The airline was all hot and heavy over an order for a few new airplanes from the folks over at Airbus, and these included some of those super jumbo jets known as the A380. Well it looks like the Skymark checking account is a little short, and now Skymark Airlines is taking back their promise to order these Airbus A380s, which may mean their facing a penalty from the airplane manufacturer.

If we correctly recall, Skymark Airlines was going to slightly change their traditional model, as these new planes were to be operated with plenty of business class and an improved economy cabin. However, now it looks like those plans will be tossed on the shelf for the foreseeable future.

We’ll keep you posted on how things shake out, but for now it’s not good news for the planes and people over at Skymark Airlines.

[Photo: Airbus]

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