Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
Discount carrier Vanguard Airlines has suspended operations. It plans to lay off nearly all its 1,100 workers and will seek Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection.
The Kansas City-based discount carrier has never shown an annual profit in eight years of operation. A recorded announcement on its reservation line says all flights Tuesday and Wednesday have been canceled, and all other flights scheduled after that have been suspended indefinitely.
A spokeswoman says Vanguard had made arrangements for ticket-holders to buy discounted tickets from Frontier and National airlines, and it is talking to other carriers about similar arrangements.
Vanguard has a fleet of 13 planes serving 18 destinations, including Colorado Springs. There are two daily flights from Colorado Springs to Kansas City. It began service to Colorado Springs just 7 months ago.
In it's 8-year history, Vanguard has never shown a profit. Plus, the company was denied a government-backed loan under a program to help airlines recover after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
If you are holding Vanguard tickets and need more information, go to the following link:
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