Dynamic Airways

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Dynamic International Airways
Dynamic Airways Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
2D DYA DYNAMIC AIR
Founded 2010
Operating bases Piedmont Triad International Airport
Fleet size 6[1]
Destinations 9
Headquarters Greensboro, North Carolina
Website AirDynamic.com

Dynamic Airways LLC, doing business as Dynamic International Airways, is a U.S. Certificated airline owned by private owners, founded in 2010. The airline operates Boeing 767-200ERs and Boeing 767-300ERs; and formerly operated McDonnell Douglas MD-88s. Formerly known as Dynamic Airways, the company added International to its official name to reflect its transition from a charter airline into scheduled international services. Dynamic is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina and offers service from New York to South America. Dynamic also previously operated from Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and Los Angeles to the Caribbean, Cancun, and South America, and from New York to the Caribbean and Cancun.

History[edit]

Dynamic Airways was established by Dynamic Aviation in 2010, its first aircraft being a second-hand McDonnell Douglas MD-88 delivered a year before operations started in 2009. This was quickly followed by the acquisition of another MD-80 a year later, just before the airline officially started operations in early October, 2010 after receiving its Air Operator's Certificate.[2]

On November 2010, the airline started to operate for Direct Air. The company's first aircraft was re-painted in Direct Air livery and leased to Direct Air.[3]

As the airline approached its second year of operations, the first Boeing 767-200 was delivered to the airline, followed by the approval for the second MD-88 to take to the skies.[citation needed]

Not long after the purchase of the second McDonnell Douglas aircraft, Dynamic announced a three-year partnership flying for Hoda Air Services in South Korea. The deal, which included a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 supported by a full crew, was the airline's first in Asia. The airline continued to expand when its first 767 entered service and the second was delivered, which was according to the airline available for 'ACMI wet lease, full charter and corporate shuttle programs for private and government organisations'.[4]

Dynamic Airways Boeing 767-200ER in full branding taxiing at JFK Airport.

In March 2012, Direct Air temporarily suspended its operations and cancelled all charter flights, Direct Air subsequently filing for bankruptcy. It ceased operations completely shortly after, having been found to have racked up millions in debts. The MD-88 was returned to Dynamic as a result. The third Boeing 767 was delivered to Dynamic on March 6.[5] This 767 entered operations in early 2013.[citation needed]

Dynamic operated a successful wet lease ACMI for an airline operation called EZjet. The wet lease operated regular flights from New York (JFK) to Georgetown Guyana (GEO) utilizing a B767-200 aircraft tail number N767DA. This operation ceased in 2012, prompting Dynamic's move into regularly-scheduled services, starting with the resurrection of the New York to Georgetown route in June 2014, competing with Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica Airways on that route, who both fly the route as a fifth-freedom service.[6]

In 2015, Dynamic has also added services from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), flying to both Caracas (CCS) and Rio de Janeiro–Galeão (GIG), although the latter service has since been terminated.

In 2016, Dynamic added new routes from New York (JFK) to the Caribbean and Latin America, commencing service to Caracas (filling a void left after American Airlines canceled that same route) Cancún (CUN), and Punta Cana (PUJ), and entered both the Chicago and Los Angeles markets, with service from Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) to both Punta Cana and Cancun, and from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun and San Juan (SJU), although the latter was later withdrawn prior to launch. By August 2016, however, all of the new routes except for the New York to Caracas route had been cancelled, as well as the Fort Lauderdale to Caracas service. Soon after those cancellations, Mexican low-cost carrier Interjet began operating some of the canceled routes to and from Cancun.

Ownership[edit]

Dynamic Airways is currently owned as follows[7]

  1. Kenneth M. Woolley (50%) - founder and chief information officer (and former CEO) of Extra Space Storage. Woolley also co-owns Swift Air, another Part 121 carrier, in association with Swift Transportation, and is the owner of KMW Leasing, an aircraft leasing firm.
  2. Paul Kraus (50%) - an aircraft leasing firm


Aircraft are owned through either KMW Leasing or Jet Midwest, rather than Dynamic outright.

Fleet[edit]

A Dynamic Airways Boeing 767-300ER taxiing at JFK Airport with the Dynamic logo on the fuselage.

As of May 2016, the Dynamic Airways fleet includes the following aircraft with an average fleet age of 27.8 years:[1]

Dynamic Airways fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Remarks
Boeing 767-200 2 var.
Boeing 767-200ER 1 var.
Boeing 767-300ER 3 244 Ex-Qantas aircraft by way of British Airways
1 currently operating for TAME

Historic fleet[edit]

Incidents[edit]

  • Dynamic Airways Flight 405: On October 29, 2015 a Dynamic Boeing 767-200ER registered N251MY was taxiing to a runway at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) en route to Caracas, Venezuela when other nearby aircraft notified the tower that its number one engine was on fire.[8] The airplane was immediately stopped and fire crews were dispatched to the scene. All 101 passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the aircraft. 17 passengers and 5 crew members were reported as sustaining injuries. All runways were shut down and air operations were suspended at the airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dynamic Airways Fleet Details and History - Planespotters.net". Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dynamic Airways to start operations in early November". World Airline News. October 27, 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Direct Air Will Use MD-88 For Lakeland Service". The Ledger. June 15, 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dynamic Airways Boeing 767". Dynamic Airways/Facebook. June 28, 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dynamic Airways Fleet Details and History". Plane Spotters. March 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dynamic Airways to launch regular flights next month". Saipan Tribune. September 16, 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Dynamic Airways application for scheduled service, May 12, 2014<
  8. ^ "BSO: 24 hurt after plane catches fire at FLL". wsvn.com. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website