Skymaster Airlines

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Skymaster Airlines
Skymaster Airlines logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- SKC SKYMASTER AIR
Founded1995
HubsEduardo Gomes International Airport
Secondary hubsSão Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport
Focus citiesNone
Fleet size0
DestinationsContinental - Domestic
HeadquartersManaus, Brazil
Key peopleGeneral Director
Websitehttp://www.skymaster.com.br
Boeing 707 of Skymaster Airlines at London Southend Airport in 1998

Skymaster Airlines was a cargo airline based in Manaus, Brazil. It operated charter cargo services in Brazil and other countries in the Americas.

History[edit]

The airline was established on 30 November 1995 and started operations in 1997.

On February 19, 2014, Skymaster along with BETA Cargo were fined by CADE (Brazilian antitrust court) a combined 83 million reais (US$35 million), for running a cartel that hampered competition and drove up bid prices of procurements by the country's state-owned postal service Correios.[1]

Fleet[edit]

The Skymaster Airlines fleet included the following aircraft in August 2006, but the maximum was 8 :[2]

Crashes and Incidents[edit]

  • On 7 March 2001, a Skymaster Airlines 707-320C, registration PT-MST, landed hard on Runway 09R, São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. As a result of the landing the undercarriage failed, damaging all four engines and injuring three people. The aircraft was subsequently written off.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivers, Dan. "Brazil Hits 2 Freight Airlines With $35M In Bid-Rigging Fines". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  2. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

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