Merlin Airways

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Merlin Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1983
Hubs San Antonio International Airport
Secondary hubs Miami International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Fleet size 6
Headquarters Billings, Montana, USA

Merlin Airways is an American airline based in Billings, Montana, USA. It operates freight services under contract to FedEx Express and UPS Airlines. The airline previously conducted FAR Part 121 passenger operations in Alaska and Texas as well as providing charter service for gambling junkets. As of 1999 the company has ceased passenger operations to focus on the main aspect of their business which is providing freight services to FedEx and UPS. Its headquarters is Billings, Montana, with hubs at Miami International Airport and at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]


The airline was established in 1983 as a UPS feeder and operated as a cargo carrier until June 1995. It was then found fit by the United States Department of Transportation to conduct commuter operations under FAR Part 121. Passenger operations ceased in 1999. It was formerly known as Merlin Express. The company was purchased by Corporate Air of Billings, Montana in 2000 which is when the name was changed from "Merlin Express" to "Merlin Airways."[1]


As of March 2009 the Merlin Airways fleet includes:[2]


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 49. 
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. 2009-04-14. 
  3. ^ Picture of the N781ML, a Fairchild SA-227BC Metro III of Merlin Airways