February 21, 2013 Airline Charged With Grand Theft
Belabored carrier Vision Airlines was charged with Grand Theft after it failed to remit over $100,000 in passenger facility charges to Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
Vision has been an inconstant carrier. They started life as a charter carrier in Las Vegas back in the mid 1990’s. Recent they moved into scheduled air service. I remember them when they served Atlanta for a brief time.
The majority of their operations have been and are currently in the Southeast United States. While Florida is great market it is also fully covered by Delta, Southwest and American. This leaves little room for an upstart carrier. Which is evidenced by Vision’s expansion and reduction.
I don’t really expect anything to come of the charges. It is more stunt than anything else, but it did get me to write a post on an otherwise slow news day.