aha! Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Less Than One Year After Launch
One of the newest airlines in the U.S. has filed for bankruptcy, citing high fuel costs, lack of aircraft, Covid-19 challenges and more. As of August 22, 2022, aha! Airlines, powered by ExpressJet, has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code and ceased all flight operations.
aha! Airlines launched back in September with eight nonstop flights from Reno. Just a month ago, Tim Sieber, who heads Aha!, called the carrier “one of the fastest growing regional airlines in the Western US”.
If you have any flights booked with aha!, don’t expect much help from the airline. Customers should contact their credit card company for a refund on tickets purchased for travel after August 23, 2022. “Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with alternative travel arrangements,” the airline says in its press release announcing the bankruptcy.
Here’s some important information regarding the steps you can take: