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Airlines

Name: SOUTHEAST AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: SJI
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: LARGO
Country: USA
Employees 60
Web: flyseal.com
Email:
Telephone: +1 (727) 530-5513
Fax: +1 (727) 530-1615
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

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SJI-RANKINGS

FOUNDED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1993. DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
12552 BELCHER ROAD
LARGO, FLORIDA 33773, USA

JULY 1996: MAIN BASE: ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA.

SERVICES TO NEWARK. PLANNED SERVICES TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW), FORT LAUDERDALE, LONG BEACH & ORLANDO.

PAUL KOLFENBACH, CEO, OWNS 100%. DAVID BANMILLER, PRESIDENT & CEO (EX-(TWA)/CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), & AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL).

OCTOBER 1996: 1 MD-83 (49402), 7 YEAR LEASED.

NOVEMBER 1996: TO SERVE OAKLAND, LINK TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW), & TAMPA, ST PETERSBURG, AND FORT LAUDERDALE (MD-80).

FEB 1997: SW AEROTECHNOLOGIES MD-81 "C" CHECK CONTRACT.

APRIL 1997: DAVID BANMILLER, PRESIDENT & CEO, RESIGNS.

THROUGH RESTRUCTURING & FURLOUGHING, SOUTHEAST AIRLINES (SJI) IS NOW A LEANER, ALL-CHARTER OPERATOR. HOPES TO SIGN WITH WORLD TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS (WTS) TOUR COMPANY, WHO OPERATE "MYRTLE BEACH EXPRESS."

175 EMPLOYEES.

JUNE 1997: NEW OWNER KENT ELSBREE, WORLD TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, GIVES CONTRACT TO SOUTHEAST AIRLINES (SJI), TO FLY NETWORK FROM ATLANTA BASE, TO ST PETERSBURG, FORT LAUDERDALE, ORLANDO & NEWARK. SAYS (SJI) WILL PROVIDE GREATER DEPENDABILITY.

FILED CHAPTER 11, AND SUSPENDED OPERATIONS.

2 DC-9'S GROUNDED WITH ENGINE FAILURES, AND NO PARTS AVAILABLE.

JULY 1997: INCREASES NATIONS AIR EXPRESS (NAX) OPERATIONS TO LONG BEACH/LOS ANGELES (LAX) & (DFW), WITH 727-200, 144 PAX. RETURNED 2 MD-81'S (JT8D-209) TO ITOCHU. RETURNED 1 DC-9-51 (47663) & MD-82 (49144) TO LESSOR. RETURNS DC-9-51 (47677) TO LESSOR.

AUGUST 1997: LONG BEACH TO SEATTLE, & LAS VEGAS. NEWARK/NEW YORK AND HOUSTON. ALREADY SERVES NEWARK - FORT LAUDERDALE, & ST PETERSBURGH, DALLAS & ORLANDO. NOW HAS 23 DAILY DEPARTURES. ROUTES OPERATED BY NATIONS AIR EXPRESS (NAX) 727'S STARTING OCTOBER 1997.

DECEMBER 1997: FORMER PRESIDENT, DAVID BANMILLER, BECOMES CEO AND PRESIDENT OF PAN AM (PAA).

FEBRUARY 1998: BANKRUPTCY COURT ALLOWS RE-START OF OPERATIONS IN ABOUT 90 DAYS WITH 60 EMPLOYEES TO GROW TO 150 & OPERATE 4 DC-9/MD-80'S.

MARCH 1998: POSSIBLE RESTART WITH 1 DC-9-50, IN JULY 1998, AND 200 EMPLOYEES, BY THE END OF 1999.

AVIATION INDUSTRIES, ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY, PLANS TO ADD MD-80'S, AND 6 AIRPLANES, BY THE END OF 1998.

APRIL 1998: LATEST BAILOUT PLAN, BEING CONSIDERED, INVOLVING FORMER SOUTHEAST AIRLINES (SJI) FOUNDER, THOMAS KOLFENBACH.

2 DC-9-51'S (47663; 47677) SOLD TO AVTEAM, FLORIDA, FOR PART OUT.

MAY 1998: NEW YORK (JFK) TO FORT LAUDERDALE NONSTOP. NEXT MONTH FROM ISLIP, NEW YORK, TO ORLANDO & FORT LAUDERDALE (OPERATIONS BY WINAIR (WII).

JULY 1998: BECOMES "SOUTHEAST AIRLINES" (SJI) AFTER ACQUISITION BY FOUNDER THOMAS KOLFENBACH.

TO RESUME CHARTERS FOR "SUN JET," IN SEPTEMBER 1998. PREVIOUS NAME WAS "SUN JET INTERNATIONAL."

SEPTEMBER 1998: 1 DC-9-32 (47521), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), TRITON LEASED.

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = -$4.1 MILLION (-$532,000).

FEBRUARY 1999: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S RESUMPTION OF CHARTER, COMBI SERVICES, & TO CHANGE NAME FROM "SUN JET INTERNATIONAL" TO "SOUTHEAST AIRLINES" USING 1 DC-9-32, 115 PAX.

NONSTOP NEWARK - WEST PALM BEACH & ORLANDO (NOW 7 NEW YORK - FLORIDA FLIGHTS). TO REINSTATE NEW YORK (JFK), & ISLIP, TO FORT LAUDERDALE.

JUNE 1999: DC-9-32 (45791), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), TRITON (TIA) LEASED.

SUSPENDS OPERATIONS AGAIN.

AUGUST 1999: 1ST 7 MONTHS = 19.94 MILLION (PASSENGER TRAFFIC) (RPM), 79.4% LF (LOAD FACTOR), 42,000 PASSENGERS (PAX).

SEPTEMBER 1999: GARY LAYTON, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE, REPLACES BRIAN BLAQUIERE.

AUGUST 2000: 1999 = 90 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC; 80.9% LF LOAD FACTOR; 114,000 PASSENGERS (PAX); -$118,000.

2 DC-9-31 (48156; 48159), EX-US AIR (USA).

NOVEMBER 2000: NEW SCHEDULED JET CHARTER OPERATIONS CONTRACTED BY flightserve.com UNDER "SKYSAVER" BRAND, USING DC-9-30'S, 8C, 100Y PAX, BASED IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, WITH DAILY NONSTOPS TO NEW YORK AND ORLANDO.

2 DC-9-31, EX-US AIRWAYS (USA).

DECEMBER 2000: CHARTERS FROM RALEIGH AND CHARLOTTE TO CANCUN FOR VACATION EXPRESS.

FEBRUARY 2001: 2 DC-9-31'S (48157; 48158), EX-US AIRWAYS (USA).

JULY 2001: 2 MD-88 (49766; 49759), EX-AIR ARUBA (AAU), GECAS (GEF) 88 MONTH LEASED.

AUGUST 2001: $60 MILLION, MAINTENANCE SERVICES CONTRACT, TO (GE)/(IAI), FOR 7 DC-9'S, AND 4 MD-80'S, TO BE LEASED IN SEPTEMBER 2001.

2 MD-82'S (49374; 49418), EX-KOREAN AIR (KAL), (GEF) LEASED, +2 ORDERS (1/02).

OCTOBER 2001: 1 DC-9-30 (47521), BOUGHT OFF LEASE, AND 2 DC-9-30'S (47797; 47798), TRITON (TIA) LEASED, EX-LEGEND (LEG).

JANUARY 2002: ST PETERSBURG - NEWARK (WEEKLY CHARTERS). NEWARK - AGUADILLA (4/WEEK CHARTERS).

DC-9-31 (629-47521, N930BB) WFU. 1 MD-82 (49418), EX-KOREAN AIR (KAL), (GEF) LEASED.

July 2002: 2001 = +$1.46 million (-$2.17 million): 188 million (RPK) traffic (+26.3%); 64.1% LF load factor; 166,000 passengers (PAX) (+2.5%).

August 2002: Extends its Fort Lauderdale, to Newark flights, to Newburgh, as scheduled charters.

October 2002: In November 2002, Newburgh - Sanford (5 weekly charters).

November 2002: In December 2002, public charters between Allentown and Fort Lauderdale. Charter flights for Apple Vacations, from Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore to several points in the Caribbean.

MD-82 (49418, N418GE) returned to GECAS (GEF).

April 2003: Southeast Airlines (SJI) provides charter services within the USA and to points in the Caribbean.

July 2003: Letter of Intent (LOI) to Sky Way Aircraft, Florida for now-patented air-to-ground communication network for 8 DC-9's/MD-80's. The system includes high-speed wireless Internet, (IFE), flight management avionics data links, in-flight security, air filtration system monitoring, and (with approval) cellular micro-cells for in-flight cell phone use.

August 2003: In October 2003, Columbus (Rickenbacker) - Sanford (4/week).

February 2004: Gary - St Petersburg (4/week).

April 2004: 1st Quarter = 331.7 million (RPM) traffic (+2,104.9%); 77.1% LF load factor; 230,000 passengers (PAX) (+65.5%).

September 2004: Southeast Airlines (SJI) provides charter, jet airplane services within the USA and to points in the Caribbean.

(IATA) Code: 9S - 099. (ICAO) Code: SOO (Callsign - SOUTHERN AIR).

Parent organization/shareholders: Paul Kolfenbach (100%).

December 2004: Ceased operations.

Fleet:
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SJI-DC-9-32

December 2004:

0 727-259 (JT8D) (1688-22474, /80 34 22), EX-(AVI), (NAX) WET-LSD, RTND, (FAX) WET-LST (TRO).

0 DC-9-31 (JT8D-9A HK) (1056-48158, /82 N935DS; 1054-48157, N934LK), EX-(USA). RTND. 110Y.

0 DC-9-31 (JT8D-9A HK) (1052-48156, /82 N932MJ; 1058-48159, /82 N833JK), EX-(USA), (GEH) LSD 2000-08. RTND. 110Y.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-9A HK) (629-47521, /71 77 58 N16521), EX-(AUL)/(CAL), WFU.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-15 HK) (913-47797, /79 N920LG; 914-47798, /79 N921LG), EX-(LEG), (TIA) LSD. RTND. 110Y.

0 DC-9-32 (JT8D-9A HK) (349-45791, /68 N12532), EX-(CAL), (TIA) LSD 1999-06. RTND (TIA), LST (LEG). 110Y.

0 MD-81 (981-48008, N480AC; 985-48009, 9NC), (GRB) LSD 2001-08. RTND.

0 MD-82 (JT8D-217A) (1208-49374, /85 N374GE; 1394-49418, /87 N418GE, 2002-01), EX-(KAL), (GEF) LSD. +1 ORDER, (GEF) LSD. 49418 RTT (GEF) 2002-11. 165Y.

0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1261-49402, /86), EX-(ACH), (TJL) 7 YR LSD.

0 MD-88 (JT8D-219) (1606-49759, /89 N11FQ; 1657-49766, /89 N12FQ), EX-(AAU), (GEF) 88 MTH LSD 2001-07. RTND, 49759; & 49766; LST (EFT) 2005-12. 165Y.

Management:
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JOHN MANSOUC, CHAIRMAN.

PAUL KOLFENBACH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (1999-01) AND OWNER.

BROOKE MAYGER, PRESIDENT.

CHARLES HELLIER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) & VP FINANCE.

BOB MCDOUGALL, DIRECTOR QUALITY CONTROL (QC) (2000-01).

BRUCE DRIES, DIRECTOR SAFETY (2001-03).

JOHN PINEIRO, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (2001-03).

LEE ELLEN CLANCY, DIRECTOR PERSONNEL (HR).

 
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