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Low-cost Carrier Kicked Out of Newport News Offices

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Nearly four months after suspending service in Newport News, low-fare airline PeoplExpress is being forced out of its offices at the airport.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton says the carrier is being evicted for failure to pay about $18,000 in utility bills.

Media outlets report that it's the airport's second eviction action against the airport, which suspended its flights in late September amid equipment and personnel problems. The carrier was told to vacate ticket counter space in November because it had not paid about $100,000 in facility fees that it had collected from ticket-buyers.

PeoplExpress founder Michael Morisi said Thursday that the airline is working to resume service, and an expected insurance settlement stemming from damage to one of its planes will provide funds to pay the debts.

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