Wisconsin-based airline MetJet to stop flying soonDE PERE, Wis. (AP) — MetJet, a year-old Wisconsin-based airline that flew to a few warm-weather destinations, says it will cease operations at the end of next week because of a lack of customers.
DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — MetJet, a year-old Wisconsin-based airline that flew to a few warm-weather destinations, says it will cease operations at the end of next week because of a lack of customers.
MetJet officials said flights scheduled for Wednesday, Saturday and Oct. 23 will continue as scheduled, but it will stop flying Oct. 26.
The De Pere-based company says it is preparing refunds for customers who qualify, Press-Gazette Media reported. MetJet offered flights from Green Bay to Orlando and Fort Myers, Fla.; Minneapolis and Cancun, Mexico.
"Over the last year we have been able to create a dedicated customer base through our amazing service, but as we look at the months ahead it is clear that we do not have enough demand, or customers, to continue operating," MetJet CEO Michael Heisman said in a release late Tuesday. "It is with deep regret that we make this difficult decision that affects our families, friends, neighbors and the community as a whole."
Reservations for resorts booked through MetJet are not affected, WLUK-TV reported.
The decision left many, including Nicole Wisneski of Seymour, scrambling for other options. She is one of 11 people traveling as a group to Florida on a MetJet flight Saturday. The return flight was scheduled for Oct. 26.
"We've been looking since 5 a.m. for return flights," she told Press-Gazette Media on Wednesday. "Right now we're looking at rental cars to try to get us back and we're trying to figure out how much we're going to pay for that. Right now that's our best option because it's the most affordable."
The company said that through Oct. 7, it had flown more than 40,000 passengers from Green Bay to Florida and was set to start flights to Cancun in December. MetJet's flights were offered through planes from Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines.