Phoenix Airways

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Phoenix Airways
Phoenix Airways Logo-1-300x200.jpeg
IATA ICAO Callsign
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FoundedSeptember 2012
Commenced operations16 July 2014
Operating basesRobert L. Bradshaw International Airport (St.Kitts)
HubsRobert L. Bradshaw International Airport (St.Kitts)
Focus citiesGrantley Adams International Airport (Barbados) Las Americas International Airport (Santo Domingo)
Fleet size7
Destinations72
HeadquartersBasseterre, Saint Kitts & Nevis
Websitewww.flyphoenixair.com

Phoenix Airways is an inter-Caribbean airline based in Basseterre, Saint Kitts. The airline flies from St. Kitts to several destinations, including Aruba, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Tortola.

Operations[edit]

The airline began operations in July 2014. By the end of the month, press reports indicated that the airline was experiencing smaller loads than expected.[1] In August the airline acknowledged that this had led to flight cancellations and to the use of smaller planes, meaning that some passengers were unable to board their flights.[2]

In March 2015, the company's CEO, was arrested by the Barbados Fraud Squad.[3]

Destinations[edit]

Phoenix Airways announced that it would serve the following destinations in August 2014 :[4]

Hub
# Destinations
City Country Airport ICAO
Basseterre Saint Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport TKPK
Bridgetown Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport TBPB
Road Town Tortola Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport TUPJ
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Las Americas International Airport MDSD
Philipsburg Saint Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport TNCM
Roseau Dominica Melville Hall Airport TDPD
St. John's Antigua V.C. Bird International Airport TAPA
The Valley Anguilla Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport TQPF
San Juan Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport TJSJ
Christiansted Saint Croix Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport TISX
Charlestown Nevis Vance W. Amory International Airport TKPN

Timeshare Packages[edit]

The airline offered timeshare packages that also include an ownership share in the airline.[5]

Fleet[edit]

The airline said it would operate the following aircraft:[6]

Phoenix Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
J Y Total
Beechcraft 1900 1 -
-
19
19
Beechcraft King Air 350 1 -
-
9
9
Boeing 737-300 1 -
-
141
141
Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia 1 -
-
30
30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Richards, "Slow start for St Kitts-based Phoenix Airways", Caribbean News Now, July 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Challenges continue for Phoenix Airways", SKN News, August 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Airline CEO held by Fraud Squad", The Daily Nation, March 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Phoenix Air to launch regional Caribbean service". Travel Weekly.
  5. ^ Glen Bart, "Phoenix Airways Offers The Public More Than Flying Time", The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer, July 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Phoenix Air to launch regional Caribbean service". Travel Weekly.