a340crew
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EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:33 am

It looks as if EZJet Air Service (flights operated by Swift Air) has ceased operations. They flew JFK-GEO, YYZ-GEO, JFK-POS, GEO-POS all operated by Swift Air B767s. They recently got approval to start service from MCO and MIA.

Official Press Release http://www.ezjetair.com/news.html
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:39 am

If i'm not mistaken, this isn't the first airline which contracted operations to Swift Air to recently go under. Something's awry here.
I can't put my thumb on it immediately, but I know there was another airline that went under that had operations handled by Swift.
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a340crew
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:11 am

I think swift use to fly there B737s for Direct Air and they did some JFK-TIA service a few years ago that went under I am not sure of the name.
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Swift Air also caused Saipan Air to pull the plug on their service before even starting
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:19 pm

BW must be smiling now... And now watch the fares increase ridiculously
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:21 pm

Surprise , Surprise. Another failed pipe dream.
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:03 pm

It never ceases to amaze me that several start ups have tried and failed to succeed on JFK / MIA-GEO, dating back to Guy-American Airways in the 1980s.

If so many airlines have failed in this market, there is probably a compelling reason why!
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:21 pm

Wow...I would be furious. Especially since I will have to hand a carrier some sizeable deposits soon and there is little recourse if assets are shielded.
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:53 pm

Quoting A340crew (Reply 2):
I think swift use to fly there B737s for Direct Air and they did some JFK-TIA service a few years ago that went under I am not sure of the name.

You might be thinking of ATA, they operated DC-10 JFK-PRN-TIA service for Adriatic Eagle Air in 2007.
ATA - an honestly different airline.
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:02 pm

Quoting A340crew (Thread starter):
all operated by Swift Air B767s.

Maybe a little bit too much frame for these routes?  
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PMUA787
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:22 pm

Didn't EZJet also use a Dynamic Airways B767-200 when they initially stated service?
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:53 pm

They did, but Dynamic went under.
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Quoting JA (Reply 11):
They did, but Dynamic went under.

Doesn't Dynamic still have some US DOD contracts or have they suspended operations in general?
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:47 pm

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 9):

Yep, what with BW several times a day to GEO and DL. EZjet's model seemed flawed from the beginning, price wars with the big guns. In addition, their founder was in a civil suit with his employers, and now it is reported that he is a fugitive from the FBI for misappropriation of EZjet's funds.

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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:24 pm

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 12):
Doesn't Dynamic still have some US DOD contracts or have they suspended operations in general?

Dynamic is still around as Dynamic Aviation doing US DOD contracts with Dash 8's and Beechcraft King Airs. Dynamic Airways was a subsidiary of Dynamic Aviation that got into the ACMI business with contracts with Direct Air and EZJet.
 
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:22 am

Quoting PMUA787 (Reply 14):
Dynamic is still around as Dynamic Aviation doing US DOD contracts with Dash 8's and Beechcraft King Airs. Dynamic Airways was a subsidiary of Dynamic Aviation that got into the ACMI business with contracts with Direct Air and EZJet.

Thanks a lot. So Dynamic Airways went bust and the two B767-200ERs are parked now?
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RE: EZJet Suspends All Operations

Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:23 am

Quoting GUYAIR707 (Reply 13):
In addition, their founder was in a civil suit with his employers, and now it is reported that he is a fugitive from the FBI for misappropriation of EZjet's funds.

Sounds like this will be an upcoming AMERICAN GREED episode on MSNBC LOL

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