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Vision Air Plane Lands in Emergency at Las Vegas Airport

Vision airA Vision Air plane had to make an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, at around 2:35 p.m. on August 5.

The decision for emergency landing was made after a mechanical failure was noticed in the aircraft, carrying 19 people at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully and no injuries were reported. The passengers were off-loaded at Terminal 1 and the plane was towed out of the terminal. A shuttle bus transported the passengers back to North Las Vegas.

Vision Air is a tourist company operating out of North Las Vegas.

Travelspan Flight Returns to JFK for Emergency Landing

TravelSpanA Guyana-bound flight of Travelspan, operated by Vision Air, had to return to JFK International Airport, New York for emergency landing on the morning of July 15.

Chief Operations Manager at Travelspan Guyana, David Goberdhan, confirmed that the plane had to return to JFK, just two and a half hours after leaving the airport, because of “compression” problems with one of its engines.

The plane, a 767-300, landed safely and everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The aircraft was taken for examination by the airline’s mechanical and technical teams. Another aircraft was deployed to take the passengers to Guyana.

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Louisville- Vision Airlines Copes With Hydraulic Emergency

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Contact photographer Fred Seggie

What: Vision Airlines Dornier Do-328-100 en route from Atlanta to Louisville
Where: Louisville
When: May 11th 2011, 8 pm
Who: 21 aboard
Why: After takeoff from Atlanta, the pilots experienced hydraulic problems, which they attempted to amend while en route. They announced the issue to passengers who were somewhat anxious on the way, but apparently did not panic. On approach to Louisville, a flyby revealed the landing gear was down. They continued to make a safe landing, leaving skidmarks on the runway, although without nose gear steering, they veered off the runway. After the landing, one passenger was hospitalized due to a medical condition. The runway is closed pending the investigation.

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Vision Airlines

SUWANEE, Ga., Jan. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Vision Airlines, the nation’s newest big jet, low-cost carrier, will end its $49* introductory one-way Florida fare sale on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

“However, Vision Airlines still offers the lowest one-way fares in the industry on its direct flights from 17 southern U.S. departure cities to six Florida destinations,” says company spokesman Bryan Glazer. “On average, Vision Airlines’ fares to Florida cost $89. Fares across the airline’s route system range from $69 – $199.”

The first flights start taking-off on March 25, 2011.

“Vision Airlines has now sold more than $1 million in tickets, since we opened our online store and call center 13 days ago,” says Chief Operating Officer David Meers.

“On January 18, minutes after Vision Airlines unveiled its 23 city mega-expansion plan and announced its one week $49 seat sale, the company’s reservations center was flooded with phone calls and its website was overwhelmed by more than 50,000 hits; causing its servers to crash,” says Glazer. “Within 48 hours, Vision Airlines sold-out of the limited $49 fares.”
Vision Airlines’ Sales and Marketing Director Clay Meek explains, “To deal with the technical problems, Vision Airlines increased its server capacity, brought more customer service agents on board and then added more $49 seats on every flight. To top-it-off, we extended our $49 introductory fare sale, which was slated to end on January 23, but will now end this Monday night.”

Meers emphasizes, “At this juncture, Vision Airlines believes it is more important to satisfy first-time customers rather than turn them away because they missed-out on a fare sale. Our first goal is to get passengers on Vision Airlines’ jets so they can experience our fast, friendly and efficient service. After their first flight on Vision Airlines, we are confident that we will earn passenger’s repeat business.”

Vision Airlines Cities

  • Asheville, NCAtlanta, GABaton Rouge, LABirmingham, ALChattanooga, TN
  • Columbia, SCDestin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, SCGulfport/Biloxi, MSHouston, TXHuntsville, AL
  • Knoxville, TNLittle Rock, ARLouisville, KYMacon, GAMiami, FL
  • Niagara Falls/Buffalo, NY/Toronto, CanadaPunta Gorda/Ft. Myers, FL
  • Sanford/Orlando, FLSavannah, GAShreveport, LA
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater/Tampa, FL
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