Air South (South Carolina)

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This article is about a US airline from 1994 to 1997. For other airlines of the same name, see Air South.
Air South
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IATA
WV
ICAO
KKB
Callsign
KHAKI BLUE
Founded 1993
Commenced operations 1994
Ceased operations 1997
Operating bases Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport[1]
Columbia Metropolitan Airport[2]
Headquarters Columbia, South Carolina

Air South was a low-cost airline from the United States, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Between 1994 and 1997, it offered domestic flights mainly serving the southeast of the country. For a certain time, a partnership with Kiwi International Airlines was maintained.[3]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1993,[2] though the first aircraft, a used Boeing 737-200, arrived with Air South only on 12 July 1994. Over the following months, additional ageing 737-200s were added (all of them had been delivered to their original operators between 1968 and 1979), and by 1995, the fleet had grown to a total of seven airliners.[4]The initial business model of Air South in the first year of operation showed a modest profit, however after management changes and a refocusing on new airline routes, the airline failed and went bankrupt.[citation needed]

Route network[edit]

Air South offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[3][5]

Location State Airport Commenced Ceased
Jacksonville Florida Jacksonville International Airport
1994
1997
Miami Florida Miami International Airport
1994
1997
Tallahassee Florida Tallahassee Regional Airport
1994
1996
Tampa Bay Area Florida St. Petersburg–Clearwater International Airport
1994
1996
Atlanta Georgia Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport (base)
1994
1997
Savannah Georgia Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
1996
1997
Chicago Illinois Chicago Midway International Airport
1996
1997
New York City New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
1996
1997
Raleigh/Durham North Carolina Raleigh–Durham International Airport
1994
1996
Columbia South Carolina Columbia Metropolitan Airport (base)
1994
1997
Charleston South Carolina Charleston International Airport
1996
1997
Greenville South Carolina Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport
1996
1997
Myrtle Beach South Carolina Myrtle Beach International Airport
1994
1997
Norfolk Virginia Norfolk International Airport
1996
1997

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