Falcon Air Express
|Secondary hubs||Mesa, Arizona, USA|
|Headquarters||Miami, Florida, USA|
Falcon Air Express is a charter airline based in Miami, Florida, USA. Falcon is a 14 CFR part 121 Air Carrier with Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Authority. The charter currently holds contract with the US Department of Justice, as well as operating ad hoc charters for universities, tour operators, and cruise line groups. Falcon Air Express also provides scheduled service from Miami to Curaçao under the banner Dutch Antilles Express.
The airline was established in 1995 and started operations in March 1996. It is privately owned and was founded by Emilio Dirube (President and Chief Executive). It was certified as a US domestic airline in 1998, operating the Boeing 727-200 to mostly Caribbean destinations.
In May 2006, Falcon Air Express filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and laid off 73 of its 169 employees. However, after some years of restructuring, as of December 2011, they are once again employing over 150.
During the 4th quarter of 2011, the company Acquired the airline Dutch Antilles Express based on the island of Curacao. As of Nov 2012, Falcon Air Express was operating daily non-stop service to Curacao from Miami under the Dutch Antilles Express.
The Falcon Air Express fleet includes the following aircraft, with an average fleet age of 21.7 years:
|Aircraft||In Service||On Order||Passengers||Notes|
|McDonnell-Douglas MD-83||7||0||152||N120MN, N836RA and N307FA is being wet-lease to Dutch Antilles Express|
- http://www.flyfalconair.com/ | Falcon Air Express official website
- http://FalconAirPilots.org | Falcon Air Pilots Association (FAPA)