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Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:35 am

http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-ne...swift-air-files-for-chapter-11.php

Looks like Swift Air has gotten itself into a hole with the Saipan Air flying that they were supposed to start!

Saipan Air has postponed it's inaugural flight, due to Swift Air not being able to deliver their 757s!
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:37 am

Swift Air is a European company so how can they file for Ch 11 ?
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:44 am

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 1):
Swift Air is a European company so how can they file for Ch 11 ?

Lazy journalism, the photo in the article is of the Spanish Swift Air, while it is the Phoenix based Swift Air LLC that is the relevant Swift Air: http://www.swiftair.net/
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:42 pm

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 1):
Swift Air is a European company so how can they file for Ch 11 ?

That is correct, it is the Swift Air based in the US, should have clarified that! They currently operate a few 737s and supposedly have 757s on property as well!
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Metjetceo
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:08 pm

I believe they were doing 767-200 flights for EZ Jet http://www.ezjetair.com/ too.
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:31 pm

Wasn't Swift Air one of Direct Air's public charter suppliers?
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
Wasn't Swift Air one of Direct Air's public charter suppliers?

Indeed, and if I am not mistaken they are owned by the same parent company!
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:36 am

Quoting cbphoto (Reply 6):
Indeed, and if I am not mistaken they are owned by the same parent company!

I think Swift owner invested in Direct Air. Someone tapped the escrow accounts of Direct Air, when bills came due ZERO money in the bank. Last I heard Officials (founders) of Direct Air could not be found.
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:42 am

Anyone wanna buy a certificate ones it goes Chapter 7? :-P
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:50 am

Are these the guys that picked up a lot of the NHL flying using 734's?
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:02 am

Quoting metjetCEO (Reply 4):
I believe they were doing 767-200 flights for EZ Jet

They have a 762 parked on their ramp fairly often at PHX.


It was bound to come to this for them. My guess is poor management. I recall them running into some issues with the FAA over maintenance/mechanics. Hopefully this gives them the opportunity to regroup and get it together.
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:03 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 9):
Are these the guys that picked up a lot of the NHL flying using 734's?

I believe so. The Blackhawks will have to find someone else next year.
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:13 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 9):
Are these the guys that picked up a lot of the NHL flying using 734's?

I believe they were only flying 4 NHL teams, Avalanche, Blackhawks, Capitals & Predators.
Also have been flying Roger Waters on his latest tour.
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FWAERJ
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:50 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 11):
The Blackhawks will have to find someone else next year.

I guess it's back to UA being "proud to fly the Blackhawks".

[Edited 2012-06-30 12:52:53]
"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:54 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 8):
Anyone wanna buy a certificate ones it goes Chapter 7? :-P

PeoplExpress 2.0 maybe?? :P
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:21 am

Quoting metjetCEO (Reply 4):
I believe they were doing 767-200 flights for EZ Jet http://www.ezjetair.com/ too.

From what I have heard those flight are doing well and they will be increasing shortly.
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:40 pm

Clickable links only please!
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:08 am

They ran a 767 out of LTN on a couple of flights to Iraq/Afghanistan a few years back, All white..
 
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RE: Swift Air Files For Ch.11

Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:12 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 16):
They only fly to GEO?

They also use SY to Trinidad out of JKF.

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