Yellow Air Taxi

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Yellow Air Taxi
Yellow Air Taxi logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Hubs Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 4
Company slogan that order!
Parent company Friendship Airways
Headquarters Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Key people Christopher Behnam (CEO)

Yellow Air Taxi (a marketing name of Friendship Airways) was an air taxi airline based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It operated on-demand passenger services in the Southeast, Florida, the Caribbean and, the Bahamas. YAT grew from a small operation out of Pompano Beach to a fleet of 4 Cessna 402Cs, all painted in yellow with a white/black checkerboard tail. The carrier had some issues with the US DOT, bordering on offering scheduled service as a charter airline.[1] Once legal to fly more than 4 flights a week, YAT expanded to Naples & Key West, along with offering 3 flights a day to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay from Ft. Lauderdale. Miami service was attempted in 2009. YAT started being affected by the high-seasonality of both the Florida Keys & Bahamas and the carrier relinquished their scheduled authority in 2009. Yellow Air Taxi has since gone out of business. On February 18, 2011, an involuntary petition for liquidation under Chapter 7 was filed against Friendship Airways Inc.[2]



Previous destinations[edit]


The Yellow Air Taxi fleet consists of the following aircraft as of July 2010:[3]

Yellow Air Taxi Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
Routes Notes
Cessna 402C 1 9 All Twin propeller plane with one pilot. All painted yellow with black and white checker board design on the tail.


  1. ^ see U.S. DOT docket OST-2005-20077
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ FAA Aircraft Register - Friendship Airways