SkyKing Limited

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This article is about the Caribbean airline. For the North American charter airline, see Sky King, Inc..
SkyKing
IATA
RU
ICAO
SKI
Callsign
SKYKING
Founded 1994
Ceased operations 22 October 2008
(merged into Air Turks and Caicos)
Hubs Providenciales International Airport
Secondary hubs Grand Turk International Airport
Fleet size 9 (at closure)[citation needed]
Destinations 8 (at closure)[citation needed]
Key people
Brian Lightbourne (COO
Website http://www.skyking.tc (defunct)

SkyKing Limited was a scheduled passenger airline based on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

History[edit]

In December 1994, two entrepreneurs from the Turks and Caicos Islands, Harold Charles (a native of Haiti) and John Shearer, joined forces putting together a hangar facility and 2 small piston-engine aircraft to form a small charter airline. The first revenue flight took place in January 1995. In 1996 scheduled services began using a mixed fleet of a total of eight Cessna 400 and Piper PA-23 aircraft, after which larger Short 360 aircraft were added. Over the following years, SkyKing bought some Beechcraft 1900, which eventually became the only aircraft type in the fleet.

In 2008, SkyKing was acquired by rival Air Turks and Caicos. Since 22 October of that year, all SkyKing operations were merged into its new owner. Subsequently, the SkyKing brand was discontinued.[1]

Destinations[edit]

At the time of closure, SkyKing operated scheduled flights to the following destinations:

Dominican Republic
Haiti
Jamaica
Turks and Caicos Islands

Fleet[edit]

In October 2008, SkyKing operated the following aircraft, which were subsequently integrated into the Air Turks and Caicos fleet.

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