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Name: SUNWORLD INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: SUO
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: FORT MITCHELL
Country: USA
Employees 67
Web: sunworld-air.com
Email:
Telephone: +1 (859) 331-0091
Fax: +1 (859) 767-7188
Sita: CVGTDSM
Background
(definitions)

ESTABLISHED IN 1996. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
207 GRAND VIEW DRIVE
FORT MITCHELL, KENTUCKY 41017, USA

USA (United States of America) was established in 1776, it covers an area of 9,363,123 sq km, its population is 280 million, its capital city is Washington DC, and its official language is English.

JULY 1997: BASED IN FORT MITCHELL, KENTUCKY, NEAR CINCINNATI AIRPORT IN ERLANGERM, KENTUCKY.

FOUNDED BY WILLIAM YUNG, OWNER OF COLUMBIA SUSSEX CORPORATION & HOTEL PROPERTIES IN THE USA & THE CARIBBEAN.

PLANS TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AND CHARTER SERVICES FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS, RENO/LAKE TAHOE, ST CROIX, AND ST THOMAS.

VACATION TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL HAS LITIGATION TO BAR RENEWAL OF AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC), DUE TO NEAR RIOT AT KANSAS CITY AIRPORT, WHEN SUNWORLD INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (SUO) WITHDREW A 727 AT THE LAST MINUTE, & LEFT A LARGE GROUP OF COLLEGE STUDENTS STRANDED.

SUNWORLD INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (SUO) IS STILL A CHARTER OPERATOR, SPECIALIZING IN COLLEGE, SPRING-BREAK TRAVEL, FROM MID-WEST, & SOUTHWEST, TO CANCUN, AND MAZATLAN.

1 727-251 LEASED FROM COLUMBIA SUSSEX GROUP TO FLY PASSENGER SERVICES BETWEEN CINCINNATI, COLUMBUS AND DAYTON, OHIO.

DECEMBER 1997: CINCINNATI - ST MAARTEN, RETURNING VIA ST CROIX.

APRIL 1998: 40 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 12 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS = 35 MILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC (+17.9%), 45.4% LF LOAD FACTOR, 15,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (-16.7%).

JULY 1998: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S PERMANENT INTERSTATE, & FOREIGN, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER SERVICE, INCLUDING CERTAIN CARIBBEAN, & SOUTH AMERICAN POINTS.

JANUARY 1999: 727-251 (21160, N281US), EX-TRANSMERIDIAN (TAL), BOUGHT FROM INVESTORS ASSET HOLDING.

APRIL 1999: 63 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 25 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA) & 6 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SITA: CVGTDSM.

JUNE 1999: APPLIES FOR SCHEDULED COMBI SERVICE, NEWARK TO ST LUCIA, & ANTIGUA (727-200, 170 PAX). ALREADY OPERATES CINCINNATI TO ST CROIX, USA VIRGIN ISLANDS, & ST MAARTEN, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, PLUS CINCINNATI TO GRAND CAYMAN. ALSO, OPERATES PUBLIC CHARTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN.

JULY 1999: 727-200 (21161) "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT SPAR AVIATION SERVICES, EDMONTON, INCLUDING STAGE 3, QUIET WING MODIFICATION.

AUGUST 1999: 1ST 7 MONTHS = 81.45 MILLION (RPM) TRAFFIC (+156.4%), 74.4% LF LOAD FACTOR, 75,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+226.1%).

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$60,000 (-$2.61 MILLION).

FEBRUARY 2000: 727-200 "B" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT SPAR, EDMONTON.

APRIL 2000: 67 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 22 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 28 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.sunworld-air.com).

JULY 2000: 1999 = +$85,000 (+$60,000): 209 MILLION (RPK) TRAFFIC (+164.3%); 72.5% LF LOAD FACTOR; 116,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+163.6%); 67 EMPLOYEES (+6.3%).

APRIL 2001: 67 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 22 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 28 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MARCH 2002: (HARTFORD - PHILADELPHIA) - INDIANAPOLIS - KANSAS CITY.

APRIL 2002: INDIANAPOLIS - GRAND CAYMAN, FOR SUNSHINE TOURS.

67 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 22 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 28 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAIN BASE: CINCINNATI/NORTH KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CVG).

July 2002: 2001 = 241 million (RPK) traffic (-5.1%); 69.7% LF load factor; 134,000 passengers (PAX) (-14.6%); 67 employees. 1st Quarter = 5.78 million (RPM) traffic (-84.4%); 5,000 passengers (PAX) (-85.3%); 16.3% LF load factor. 6 months = 11.53 million (RPM) traffic (-82.8%); 13,000 passengers (PAX) (-83.1%); 14.2% LF.

SITA: CVGOOSM.

October 2002: 727-251 (21160, N281US), sold to JRW Aviation.

December 2003: 727-2J4 (20766, N211DB), ex-Miami Air (MIB), wet-leased to DB Air.

May 2004: Sunworld International Airlines (SUO) operates passenger, jet airplane flights from Cincinnati and Cleveland to the Cayman Islands. The airline also provides charters for a number of tour companies.

(ICAO) Code: SWI (Callsign - SUNWORLD). SITA Code: CVGOOSM.

Parent organization/shareholders: William Yung (100%).

Main Base: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport (CVG).

Launches cargo operations named "Westair Express." Has been operating a 727F for Emery (EAF) operations.

Ceases operations including Westair Express, due to maintenance irregularities with the Westair airplanes.

July 2004: Plans to resume operations on behalf of Air Santo Domingo, while its cargo airplanes will operate for West Star Express (Menlo/Emery (EAF).

November 2004: Suspended operations, but still plans to resume operations for West Star Express. Sunworld International Airlines (SUO) is undergoing a sale to eliminate foreign ownership problems.

December 2004: Plans to resume flying in 2005 under new ownership as "SilverSky Airlines." Will operate 3 727-200F's by April 2005.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
SUO-727-200

November 2004:

1 727-2J4 (JT8D HK) (993-20766, /73 N211DB), EX-(MIB), WET-LST DB AIR 2003-11. 58F. VIP.

0 727-227F (JT8D HK) (1261-21364, /77 N86426), (GRB) LSD, WESTSTAR EXPRESS WET-LST (EAF) 2004-03. REPOSSESSED 2004-11. FREIGHTER.

0 727-251 (JT8D-17 HK) (1180-21160, /75 N281US), EX-(NWA)/(TAL)/(FSB), WITH WINGLETS. ST JRW AVIATION 2002-10. 170Y.

1 727-251 (JT8D-15A HK) (1181-21161, /75 N282US), EX-(NWA), COLUMBIA CORP LSD 1995-11, WINGLETS. 170Y.

Management:
(definitions)

WILLIAM YUNG, PRESIDENT (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER).

JUDE JOHNSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

KENNETH GREEN III, EXECUTIVE VP & CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO).

WILLLIAM KING, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (swisec@one.net).

CAPTAIN BOB CLARK, CHIEF PILOT.

MARK DAVIS, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (2000-09) (madard2@aol.com).

 
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