Locair is an AmericanFAR Part 135charter airline with its headquarters in unincorporatedBroward County, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. Formed in 1993 the airline specializes in cargo and passenger charters around Florida and to the Bahamas & Cuba. The airline is unique in that it is an FAA Part 135 On-Demand (Air Taxi) airline, it has Scheduled Authority for operations in the Bahamas, allowing it to schedule flights and offer online booking, unlike other charter operators in Florida. The carrier has said it will not exceed its operational authority by the U.S. Dept of Transportation & FAA (no more than 4 flights a week between any two points).
Locair provided services on behalf of Air Azul as part of the United States Department of TransportationEssential Air Service Program between Nashville and Somerset. This arrangement came to an end on March 20 due to regulatory issues surrounding the use of the name "Air Azul", and Locair will rebrand the flights to Locair to satisfy a request by JetBlue and the DOT in which Air Azul was selling tickets to the public without a proper DOT 380 filing & signed agreement with Locair. That date marks the first cancelled flight by Locair.
Locair has been successful in linking Somerset, Kentucky to the Washington DC area with flights to both Baltimore & Washington Dulles, operating as a DOT Part 298 Air Taxi. As of February 19, 2010 Locair is no longer flying out of Somerset, Kentucky .
Locair was sold in 2010 to new owners with hopes of expanding to the Bahamas and rebranding the airline as Starfish Airlines. However the new owners were not successful and ultimately the airline closed its doors.