Morris Air

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Morris Air
Morris Air Logo (with text).svg
IATA
KN
ICAO
MSS
Callsign
Wasatch
Founded 1984 as Morris Air Service
Ceased operations Summer 1994 (merged with Southwest Airlines)
Hubs Salt Lake City International Airport
Fleet size 21
Destinations 21
Company slogan More Than Fare
Headquarters Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Key people June Morris (CEO)
David Neeleman (President)

Morris Air was a low-fare airline based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It began operations in 1992. It was sold to Southwest Airlines in December 1993 for over $130 million.[1] The airline officially became part of Southwest in Summer 1994.

History[edit]

Morris 737 at LAX. Note the Southwest colors on the aircraft's radome.

The airline began charter operations as Morris Air Service in 1984. It was founded by June Morris who also founded Morris Travel, and David Neeleman who also co-founded WestJet. David Neeleman worked with Southwest for a short period. When his non-compete agreement expired, Neeleman founded JetBlue Airways. June Morris sat on the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines until she retired at Southwest's annual shareholders' meeting on May 17, 2006.

Charter flights were operated by Ryan International Airlines during 1992, and by both Ryan International and Sierra Pacific Airlines prior to 1992.

Morris obtained its own FAR 121 operating certificate in December 1992 and then began operating as its own carrier.

The airline was based at Salt Lake City International Airport and operated several routes primarily in the western United States using Boeing 737 aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

Morris Air Service Seasonal Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History: Morris Air Service

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