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Sky King Brings Its 737-200's To Lakeland  
User currently offlinemrskyguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

It'd been reported before that Lukenbill might have been crazy enough to move his operation to Lakeland Florida, citing "growth" and "opportunity" for commercial flights in the surrounding area. I guess he was just crazy enough, because TheLedger is reporting that the move is now underway.

"[SkyKing's Chief Pilot] said at some point one of those planes will be used for commercial flights in Lakeland, which are expected to start in March 2011."

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Two 737 passenger jets recently flew into Lakeland Linder Regional Airport for maintenance upkeep at Sky King, the charter jet service that recently moved from California to Lakeland.

Sky King Chief Pilot Chris Sharpe said Thursday that residents can expect to see more of the big jets flying over the city in the coming months. "We are slowly moving our operations to the Lakeland facility," Sharpe said. About 40 people have been hired to work at Sky King and another 60 could be hired in the coming months for the Flightline Drive facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Sharpe said.

The jets that recently stopped in Lakeland were a 150-seat 737-400 and a 120-seat 737-200.

Sharpe said at some point one of those planes will be used for commercial flights in Lakeland, which are expected to start in March 2011. But he cautioned the company is moving slowly. The company is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. A big part of Sky King's business was flying professional sports teams around the country to play games. The company was badly damaged by the National Hockey League's full-season lockout in 2004-05.

Article is continued here: http://www.theledger.com/article/201...eland



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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Nice to see that they finally moved to FL. Maybe some good jobs will follow.


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