Formed and started operations in 2006. D B A Servicios Aereos Integrales S A. Formerly Futura Cargo and later in 2006, renamed FlyAnt Cargo. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, cargo jet airplane services.
Gran Via Asima 15
Edificio Aena 3
Aeropuerto Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca Baleares E-07009, Spain
February 2006: Futura International Airways (FUA) leased 2 737-300SFs (Special Freighters) from RPK Capital Management. The airplanes, previously operated by US Airways (USA), will be converted to freighter configuration by Pemco before being delivered to (FUA). This will be the first step by (FUA) to launch an all-cargo subsidiary, to be named "Futura Cargo" and will be based in the Canary Islands.
March 2006: Futura International Airways (FUA) is planning to add several 737Fs for cargo operations.
June 2006: Renames "Futura Cargo" to "FlyAnt Cargo." See new markings on 737-301F (23741, N576US) (see photo).
December 2006: FlyAnt Cargo, Futura International (FUA)'s cargo subsidiary, has contracted to lease a second 737-301SF (23743) from RPK Capital. Pemco World Air Services was contracted to convert the two 737-301's to freighters.
September 2008: Futura International Airways (FUA) suspended flights for 24 hours as it sought bankruptcy protection, the Spanish Infrastructure Ministry confirmed, but the carrier intended to restart operations. The ministry said it asked (FUA) to present information on its financial situation, a plan for reorganization, and guarantees on the security of its flight operations, in order to determine whether it could retain its operating license.
The Spanish (CAA) will open an inquiry to verify whether (FUA) respected its legal obligations to passengers as a result of its "unilateral" decision to suspend operations.
According to the airline's website, (FUA)s fleet comprised 38 737s last year. (FUA) added two 737-900ERs this year. Revenue was +€327 million/+$466.4 million in 2007 and it carried 3.7 million passengers. (FUA) operates charter flights and leases out several airplanes to other tour operators and charter carriers. It was founded in 1989, with the participation of Aer Lingus (ARL), which sold off its majority stake in 2002 and its remaining 20% last October.
(FUA)'s Dublin-based subsidiary Futura Gael said it had suspended operations for an undetermined period. The Irish (CAA) has revoked its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).
The Spanish civil aviation authority suspended the operating license of (FUA), according to press reports. The license could be reactivated if (FUA) finds an investor to finance its restructuring plan before January 1. The charter carrier suspended operations two weeks ago and filed for bankruptcy protection.
October 2010: (ICAO) Code: FYA - (Callsign - FLYANT).
December 2010: Saicus Air (FYA) has again suspended all operations. It had operated 737-300F/-400F freighters on cargo charters and a single MD-87 on passenger charters.
January 2011: 737-4B7F (24559, EC-KKJ), returned, leased to AlbaStar (ABS).