Sun Air International

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Sun Air Express
Sun Air JPEG.JPG
IATA
LW
ICAO
FDY
Callsign
FRIENDLY
Commenced operations 2012
Focus cities Pittsburgh International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Destinations 5
Parent company Sun Air Express, LLC
Headquarters Dania Beach, Florida, USA
Key people David Hackett (Chairman,CEO)
Philip LeFevre (President,COO)
Website http://www.gosunair.com/

Sun Air Express is an United States airline with its headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida in Greater Miami (the headquarters has a Fort Lauderdale mailing address).[1][2] It operates charter services as well as scheduled passenger services subsidized under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.

The airline began subsidized scheduled service to Victoria Regional Airport from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas on October 1, 2012.[3] A little over a month later Sun Air began service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania) and Hagerstown Regional Airport in Maryland.[4]

Sun Air had planned to begin service between Atlanta and Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Georgia on December 1, 2012.[5] However, the airline decided to pull out of the airport deal.[6]

Sun Air Express is establishing a focus city at Pittsburgh International Airport and will provide frequent daily service between PIT and Altoona–Blair County Airport (AOO) and Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport (JHW) beginning in the Fall of 2014. The company is also waiting government approval to begin flights between PIT and Venango Regional Airport (FKL) and Bradford Regional Airport (BFD).[7]

Sun Air Express' passenger bookings are handled by Pacific Wings and their flight listings in travel reservation systems are under Pacific Wings' IATA code, LW.

As of November 2013 Sun Air International received $6,583,848 in annual Federal subsidies for Essential Air Services that they provided to Hagerstown,MD, Lancaster,PA and Victoria,TX airports in the U.S.[8]


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Fleet[edit]

Sun Air flies a fleet of 8 Piper Navajo aircraft fitted with nine passenger seats.

Sun Air International Piper Navajo N7090B at IAD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Sun Air International. Retrieved on March 30, 2013. "Mailing Address Sun Air International 3201 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312"
  2. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Dania Beach city, FL 001." (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on March 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Miles, Allison. Victoria air service resumes with Sun Air, Victoria Advocate, October 1, 2012, Retrieved 2012-11-08
  4. ^ Stauffer, Cindy. First Sun Air flight takes off from Lancaster Airport, Intelligencer Journal / Lancaster New Era, November 5, 2012, Retrieved 2012-11-08
  5. ^ Lockwood, Erica. New Airline Picked for Macon-Atlanta Service, WMAZ, September 7, 2012, Retrieved 2012-11-08
  6. ^ http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/01/03/sun-air-pulls-out-of-macon-deal
  7. ^ Mekeel, Tim. Lancaster-Pittsburgh flights might resume after 7-year absence, Lancaster Online, September 15, 2014, Retrieved 2014-09-15
  8. ^ http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Subsidized%20EAS%20web%20report%20for%20non-Alaska%20communities-Nov%202013.pdf

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