Swift Air (Phoenix and Greensboro) this month transitioned to a new identity and name.
The name change reflects the ownership change.
In December 2018, Swift Air was acquired by iAero Group as a key component of their new integrated aviation services platform. This acquisition created a number of unique opportunities with safety, quality and cost advantages throughout the platform. A year later, Swift Air began its transition to rebrand as iAero Airways.
iAero Group, a leading integrated aviation platform business headquartered at Miami International Airport, completed the acquisition of Swift Air, the leading independent airline charter business in the United States. Swift Air now joins engine MRO AeroThrust and airframe MRO AeroTech under the iAero Group integrated aviation platform family.
Swift Air will now have access to iAero Group’s MRO capabilities to build and maintain the highest quality and most flexible fleet of aircraft in the market to deliver even higher levels of customer satisfaction. In addition, Swift Air will be able to reduce cost, increase in-service rates, and extend the life of their fleet.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Swift Air to our family of businesses,” said iAero Group Chief Executive Officer, Robert Caputo. “Swift Air will immediately benefit from our MRO and aircraft refurbishment capabilities and can further expand its capacity with our owned Boeing 737 aircraft.”
Jeff Conry, Swift Air’s Chief Executive Officer said, “we have been looking forward to joining iAero Group to leverage their capabilities to provide industry leading aircraft and service levels and have access to new capital to refresh and expand our fleet.”
Top Copyright Photo: Swift Air (2nd) (USA) Boeing 737-4B7 N458UW (msn 25022) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403679.
iAero Group (Miami), a leading integrated aviation business, has signed a deﬁnitive agreement to purchase Swift Air (USA), the leading independent US airline charter business.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in Q1, 2019. With the pending acquisition of Swift Air, iAero Group will add to its portfolio of aviation businesses acquired since its inception earlier this year including the leading engine MRO and leasing company, AeroThrust and airframe MRO AeroTech. iAero Group is headquartered in Miami along with its MRO service businesses on a campus with more than 350,000 square feet of office and MRO space at Miami International Airport.
“Bringing Swift Air into the iAero Group creates an integrated aviation services platform and will enable the airline to leverage our capabilities to further their already exemplary customer service and impeccable safety record through access to our high quality, efﬁcient, stateside maintenance services,” says iAero Group Chief Executive Officer, Robert Caputo. “In addition, with our aircraft acquisition capabilities in our engine and airframe leasing division we have developed a pipeline of assets that will allow Swift Air to meet its customers growth needs in a manner that is unmatched in the industry.”
Jeff Conry will remain as the leader of Swift Air as its CEO. Jeff brings over thirty years of airline management experience and will be a welcomed addition to the iAero Group management team.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Swift Air): Swift Air (2nd) (USA) Boeing 737-401 N420US (msn 23988) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 939056.
Choice Aire (Miami) will debut its scheduled public charter service operated by Swift Air (2nd) (Phoenix) on May 21, 2015 serving new nonstop destinations Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Miami International Airport (MIA).
According to the company, “Choice Aire will offer affordable, convenient, full-service first and economy class flights, with convenient connections from Miami to Cuba, Aruba and Curacao.”
The five-times-weekly service will be operated by Swift Air, and will use Boeing 737-300 and 737-400 aircraft with 126 and 150 seats, including first class and economy service.
Choice Aire Charters, LLC dba Choice Aire offers Scheduled Public Charter Flights operated by Swift Air, LLC filed under DOT PC-15-043″ “FLA.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Former US Airways Boeing 737-4B7 N447US (msn 24874), now with Swift Air (2nd) as N802TJ (msn 24874), taxies at Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto without airline titles.
ViajeHoy Charters dba Havana Air (Miami) starting today (December 11) will start using the aircraft of Vision Airlines (Las Vegas). The aircraft will carry Havana Air titles. The tour operator has been using Swift Air’s (2nd) (Phoenix) Boeing 737-400s. The company operates charters from Miami to Havana (HAV) and Santa Clara (SNU) in Cuba.
Havana Air Company describes itself:
Havana Air staff has over 25 years experience in corporate travel and leisure travel planning. Our senior officers fully understand the needs and requirements of this sector of travel and have served some of the nation’s largest companies. With this expertise, we can assist those companies now seeking to participate in travel to Cuba under new OFAC General License guidelines. We have a great deal of experience in serving both the pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries and would be pleased to assist your company with facilitating travel to Cuba under the appropriate OFAC guidelines. We also encourage those in the field of journalism or government organizations to allow us to assist them as well, as our organization has over a dozen years of experience in serving the U.S. Government travel.
Global Air Jets (West Palm Beach) started weekly charter flights on Sundays from West Palm Beach to Montego Bay, Jamaica on April 20 using the AOC of Swift Air (2nd) (Phoenix). The public charter company is also planning charter flights to Kingston, Jamaica starting in June on Tuesdays.
Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-4B7 N802TJ (msn 24874) of Swift Air is pictured on the ramp at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Florida Express Jet (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) will remain a dream. The proposed “paper” airline’s website and Facebook account was turned off yesterday. The would-be airline was proposing to operate scheduled charter flights between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando and Tallahassee starting on March 20 with a Boeing 737-400 wet leased from Swift Air (Phoenix).
Please see our previous report with the full plan: CLICK HERE
According to WTXL the paper airline informed Tallahassee Airport officials it would not start operations as planned. The company was reportedly short of capital and had not secured a gate at Fort lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.