Direct Air (Myrtle Beach) will not be reorganizing under Chapter 11 and will not be returning to the skies. The bankruptcy court judge has ordered the bankruptcy proceedings to be changed from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 (liquidation) according to this report by WKZO.
Direct Air (Myrtle Beach) yesterday (March 16) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization. The public charter company suddenly ceased all operations on March 13 stranding passengers throughout its system. Given the way it suspended operations it is not likely the company would be welcomed back at many of these airports it served.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. The original Sky King Airlines Boeing 737-200 that launched Direct Air on March 7, 2007.
Direct Air (Myrtle Beach) has finally issued the following statement on their website:
“Direct Air finds it necessary to suspend flight operation from Tuesday, March 13, 2012 until May 15, 2012. This decision was made to address operational matters. We are currently evaluating strategic alternatives for Direct Air.
Direct Air is committed to our passengers, employees, and the communities we serve.
Please check back here for more details.
Very Truly Yours,
Copyright Photo: Jan Petzold. Click on photo for full size image and then click again for additional information.
Direct Air (Myrtle Beach) yesterday (March 12) suddenly cancelled its flights with no explanation. Passengers have been stranded throughout its system. The indirect air carrier, which provides public charters, has not yet issued a public statement today on the status of its flights. Flights in the past have been operated by Dynamic Airways, Miami Air, Sky King Airlines, USA Jet, Virgin America, Vision Airlines and Xtra Airways.
Read the story from the Washington Post: CLICK HERE
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Sky King was operating the Direct Air flights from Lakeland (Orlando South).
DirectAir (Myrtle Beach) has announced it will add three new destinations from Lakeland (near Orlando). Flights from LAL to Columbus, OH, Gulfport/Biloxi and Pittsburgh will commence on May 18 and will be operated by Sky King Airlines (Lakeland).
DirectAir (Myrtle Beach) yesterday (November 10) launched Lakeland (near Orlando)-Plattsburgh, NY flights. The flights are operated by Sky King Airlines (Lakeland) which replaced Dynamic Airways. Previously DirectAir dropped the Lakeland-Myrtle Beach-Hagerstown route due to low loads. From LAL, DirectAir also flies to Niagara Falls, NY and Springfield, IL and will launch a Lakeland-San Juan route next spring.
DirectAir (Myrtle Beach) announced yesterday (March 30) it will add two new cities to its growing route map – Lakeland, Florida and Hagerstown, Maryland effective on June 23.
Lakeland (LAL) (close to Disney World and Legoland Cyprus Gardens) will see new service to Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, NY and Springfield, IL. LAL, the home of the annual spring Sun ‘n Fun Air Show and fly-in, recently became a Part 139 commercial airport. DirectAir will now bracket the Orlando area by serving Sanford on the north side and Lakeland on the south side.
Hagerstown will see new service to Myrtle Beach and Lakeland.
Service is expected to be operated by Sky King Airlines, which is also now based at LAL.
Read the full story from TheLedger.com: CLICK HERE
DurectAir is a public charter airline and contracts with Part 121 air carriers to operate the flights.
Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Please click on the photo for additional aircraft details.
DirectAir’s current route map (without the two new cities):
Copyright Photo: Jan Petzold. N43XA is seen in action at the MYR base.
Xtra Airways (Boise) is operating its Boeing 737-4S3 N43XA (msn 24796) for DirectAir (Myrtle Beach) in its 2008 livery with DirectAir titles. DirectAir offers low-fare nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach from Niagara Falls, Newark, Pittsburgh, Plattsburgh, Columbus, OH, Worcester, and Springfield, IL. DirectAir also flies to Punta Gorda (near Fort Myers) from Worcester, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Plattsburgh, Springfield, IL, Rockford and Niagara Falls, and also to Sanford (near Orlando) from Kalamazoo and Worcester.