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Airlines

Name: PRO AIR
7JetSet7 Code: PRR
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: DETROIT
Country: USA
Employees 440
Web: proair.com
Email: andrews@proair.com
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: HDQPBP9
Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996 BY KEVIN STAMPER, SON OF MAL, RETIRED BOEING VICE CHAIRMAN, WHO INCORPORATED PRO AIR (PRR) WITH THE HELP OF PRIVATE INVESTORS FROM EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST. KEVIN, AS CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, WITH A STAFF OF ABOUT 25 IN THE COLUMBIA SEAFIRST CENTER, IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE. STARTED OPERATIONS IN 10/96 TO LINK DETROIT'S CITY AIRPORT WITH BOSTON AND BALTIMORE, WITH LOW
FARE OPERATIONS SIMILAR TO SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (SWA). A RESERVATIONS CENTER $1.5M, IN GRUNDY, VIRGINIA, WHERE 300 WERE EMPLOYED.

FLEET INITIALLY AS 2 737-49R'S, 118 PAX (28881; 28882).

OCTOBER 1996: DISCONTINUED PLANS FOR 2 737-200'S AND INSTEAD WILL ACQUIRE 2 737-49R'S LEASED BEFORE END OF 1996. NOW SERVICE FROM DETROIT TO SEATTLE, BOSTON, MILWAUKEE AND WASHINGTON DC. CONFIGURATION: 8C 45 INS, 138Y 32 INS PITCH.

MAY 1997: 1 737-49R DELIVERY.

JUNE 1997: 1 737-49R DELIVERY, 8C, 138Y.

JULY 1997: STARTS DETROIT TO BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON AND TO INDIANAPOLIS. ALSO TO NEWARK. IN 8/97 TO MILWAUKEE.

NOVEMBER 1997: TAIL COLOR SCHEME IS A CLOSE-UP OF A GREEN FEATHER. EVENTUALLY WILL APPEAR IN 4 BASIC COLORS. (28882) IS "FREEWAY SIGN" GREEN, N460PR HAS ORANGE TAIL, 3RD WILL BE BANANA YELLOW, & 4TH IN PURPLE GRAPE.

DECEMBER 1997: DETROIT - FORT MEYERS/ORLANDO.

APRIL 1998: AGREEMENT WITH HAMILTON, MILLER, HUDSON & FAYNE HMHF FUN VACATIONS FOR COMPLETE TRAVEL PACKAGES BETWEEN DETROIT & NEW YORK/NEWARK. CURRENTLY SERVES NEWARK, BALTIMORE, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT MYERS AND ORLANDO.

MAY 1998: PHILADELPHIA - DETROIT.

1ST 4 MONTHS = 44M RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), 36.3% LF (LOAD FACTOR), 50K PASSENGERS (PAX).

JUNE 1998: SECURES MULTI-MILLION $ PACT WITH GM & CHRYSLER, 5 YEAR CONTRACT TO 4 CITIES FROM DETROIT. PHILADELPHIA - DETROIT.

JULY 1998: SUCCESS WITH CORPORATE DEALS = PLANS FOR +6 AIRPLANES BY 1999 OF 737-300/-400'S.

IN 12/98 "MOONLIGHT" SERVICE TO LAS VEGAS FROM DETROIT.

AUGUST 1998: 2 ORDERS (12/99) 737-400'S, LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1998: "C" CHECK MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO UNITED AIRLINES (UAL) INDIANAPOLIS FOR 2 737-400'S. 6 MORE CORPORATE CONTRACTS SIMILAR TO DEALS WITH GM & CHRYSLER. INTENDS TO DOUBLE 737-400 FLEET BY THE END OF 1998 TO 4, HAS 1 ON ORDER & PLANS FOR +6 BY END OF 1999.

OCTOBER 1998: 3RD 737-400 DELIVERY, 8F, 138Y PAX.

NOVEMBER 1998: 737-3U3 DELIVERY, 8F, 118Y PAX. APPLIES FOR SERVICE DETROIT - SEATTLE & ATLANTA, WHILST POSTPONED INDEFINITELY LAS VEGAS (28742).

DECEMBER 1998: 1 737-43Q (2839-28494), BOULLIOUN (BOU) LEASED.

JANUARY 1999: BRIAN DAVIS, VP MAINTENANCE, DEANN CARBAJAL, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS.

DETROIT TO NEW YORK LAGUARDIA & CHICAGO MIDWAY, NONSTOPS FROM CHICAGO TO ATLANTA, NEWARK & NEW YORK LAGUARDIA. NEW SERVICES HAS 108 WEEKLY DEPARTURES FROM DETROIT COMPARED TO 51, 2 MONTHS AGO, & SERVICE TO 8 CITIES.

PROMOTES DETROIT STATION MANAGER, HAYES JONES, TO VP COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT (HE WON OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN 1964 FOR 110M HURDLES).

APRIL 1999: 1 ORDER (8/99) 737-400 (26291, /93), EX-TURKISH AIRLINES (THY), (ILF) LEASED.

JUNE 1999: SIGNS CORPORATE TRAVEL CONTRACT WITH MASCO CORP.

AUGUST 1999: PLANS TO START REGIONAL CARRIER PRO AIR EXPRESS IN 4Q 1999 WITH 3 SAAB 2000 (020; 027; 030), GENERAL MOTORS LEASED FOR OPERATIONS FROM DETROIT CITY AIRPORT, MICHIGAN.

1ST 7 MONTHS = 224.61M RPM (+303%), 38% LF, 462K PAX (+288.2%).

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = -$15.80M.

DECEMBER 1999: 2 737-3Q8'S (26293; 26301), EX-AIR EUROPA (ARE),
(ILF) 2 YEAR LEASED.

LAUNCHES DETROIT - SEATTLE.

APRIL 2000: 440 EMPLOYEES (INCL 50 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 75 CABINB ATTENDANTS (CA)).

SITA: HDQPBP9. (http://www.proair.com). (andrews@proair.com).

MAY 2000: RETUNRED 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2541-26293, N361PR) TO (ILF), LEASED TP FRONTIER (FRO).

AUGUST 2000: "TURNKEY" SPARES SUPPORT 5-YEAR CONTRACT WITH LUFTHANSA TECHNIK (DLH) (LTK). (LTK) WILL IMMEDIATELY POSITION SUBSTANTIAL PARTS INVENTORY AT PRO AIR (PRR) & WILL REPAIR & OVERHAUL AIRPLANE COMPONENTS.

1999 = 352M RPK (+79.8%); 36.9% LF; 415K PAX (+52.6%); 440 EMPLOYEES. 2ND Q = -$9.9M. 1ST 6 MONTHS = -$19.8M. HAS LOST -$52M SINCE IT STARTED OPERATIONS IN 7/97.

SEPTEMBER 2000: (FAA) GROUNDS AIRLINE FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS.

FILES CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY.

1999 = -$28.19M (-$15.8M).

NOVEMBER 2000: AGREED TO DROP ITS APPEAL AND SURRENDERS ITS AIRPLANE OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC) TO THE (FAA), WHO AGREED TO CONSIDER ISSUING A NEW CERTIFICATE WITHIN 75 DAYS.

PLANS TO MOVE ITS HQ FROM SEATTLE TO DETROIT.

JANUARY 2001: RECEIVES ITS (FAA) AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC) AND WILL RESUME FLYING IN 3/01 WITH 1 737-4YO (23868), EX-BRITISH MIDLAND (BMA), GECAS (GEF) LEASED.

JUNE 2001: SUBMITS ITS REORGANIZATION PLAN TO ALLOW RESTART OF OPERATIONS IN 8/01.

PLANS TO ACQUIRE 8 MD-90'S (INCLUDING 5 EX-RENO (RNO). MAY LEASE 13 717-200'S IN 2002.

Fleet:
(definitions)

June 2001:

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2623-26301, /94), EX-(ARE), (ILF) LSD 12/99 (26293 RTND (ILF), LST (FRO) 5/00) (26301 LST (FRO) 8/00).

0 737-4YO (CFM56-3) (1535-21855), EX-(BMA), (GEF) LSD 3/01, RTND.

0 737-49R (CFM56-3C1) (2833-28881, /97 03 03; 2845-28882, /97 03 03), (GEH) LSD, (UAL) MAINT, GROUNDED, WFU, RTND. 8F, 138Y.

0 737-43Q (CFM56-3C1) (2839-28494), (BOU) LSD, EX-(CHI), GROUNDED, RTND.

0 737-400 (CFM56-3) (26291, /93), EX-(THY), (ILF) LSD, GROUNDED, RTND.

0 SAAB 2000 (020; 027; 030), GM LSD 8/99, GROUNDED, RTND.

Management:
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KEVIN STAMPER, CHAIRMAN & CEO.

CRAIG BELMONDO, PRESIDENT (10/97).

DENNIS MARSHALL, VP TECHNICAL SERVICES (10/97).

BRIAN DAVIS, VP MAINTENANCE (1/99).

OSCAR ARRIAGA, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (ACTING) (10/97).

DEANN CARBAJAL, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS (1/99).

 
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