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CEO of Eastwind Airlines Fired

July 30, 1999

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Eastwind Airlines, a struggling low-fare carrier based in Greensboro, has fired its chief executive officer and two other senior managers.

Eastwind announced Thursday that Terry V. Hallcom has been relieved of his duties as president and chief executive officer effective immediately.

Vice presidents Scott Glasser and Michael Kopay also were asked to leave, the company said.

Eastwind said it retained airline industry professionals Mort Beyer & Agnew as management consultants to restructure the company, a spokesman said in a prepared statement.

Eastwind officials were not immediately available for comment.

Earlier, Eastwind announced that it had suspended service to Boston, Pittsburgh and St. Petersburg, Fla., acknowledging that it had tried to expand too quickly.

Eastwind continues to serve Orlando, Fla., Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J.

Eastwind has been criticized several times in recent months for poor service, including long flight delays, cancellations and double billing.

Last month, Eastwind received approval from federal regulators to expand its fleet from five to seven airplanes.

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