Orange Air

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Orange Air
Orange Air Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
ORN ORANGE JET
Founded April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01)[1]
Commenced operations June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)[1]
Fleet size 2
Headquarters Sanford, Florida, United States
Key people Jeffrey Stern (President)
Website www.flyorangeair.com

Orange Air is a defunct American charter airline that began service in 2014. The airline was based at Orlando Sanford International Airport and was headquartered on the grounds of the airport.

Orange Air began operating sports charters and other charters in late 2014. It began its first public charter service in May 2015 operating for Branson Air Express on a Cincinnati-Branson-New Orleans-Cancún routing.[2] On October 5, 2015 the Cincinnati leg was terminated, and the Branson-New Orleans-Cancun portion of the route was transferred to Elite Airways.[3]

Orange announced on the October 15, 2015 that it would be adding the Boeing 737-800 to start replacing the MD-80 and also to add more seats. The number of orders was not announced. Orange Air said that the Boeing 737 is the industry leading aircraft, is fuel efficient and is happy to operate the aircraft. [4] However, Orange Air never took delivery of any 737 aircraft. The airline laid off most of its staff in August 2016 and returned its operating certificate to the FAA in April 2017.

Fleet[edit]

Orange Air operated a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft. At one point it operated as many as five of such aircraft.[5]

Orange Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Y Total
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 1 150 150
Total 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b News, Orange Air, Retrieved 2015-01-29
  2. ^ Lipinski, Jed. New Orleans airport announces new non-stops to Branson, Cincinnati and Cancun, The Times-Picayune, January 28, 2015, Retrieved 2015-01-29
  3. ^ Sain, Cliff. Change in the Air at Branson Airport, Branson Tri-Lakes News, October 6, 2015, Retrieved 2015-10-9
  4. ^ News, Orange Air, Retrieved 2016-04-28
  5. ^ Fleet, Orange Air, Retrieved 2015-01-29

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