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Airlines

Name: TRANSMERIDIAN AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: TAL
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: HOUSTON
Country: USA
Employees 250
Web: tmair.com
Email: marketing@tmair.com
Telephone: +1 (770) 732-6900
Fax: +1 (770) 732-9801
Sita:
Background
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TAL-1ST 6 2005
TAL-AUG05-A
TAL-DEC04
TAL-NEWS
TAL-NEWSDEC03
TAL-NEWSJUN04
TAL-NEWSMAY04
TAL-NOV04
TAL-OCT04-A
TAL-SEP04
TAL-SEP04A

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1995. A K A PRIME AIR INC.
DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
420 THORNTON ROAD, SUITE 101
LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122, 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.

DECEMBER 1997: HQ IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. AIRPLANES OPERATE OUT OF LITHIA SPRINGS, GEORGIA.

5 A320'S (V2500) (247; 257; 405; 429; 476), (TSD) SUBLEASED TIL April 1998.

APRIL 1998: 5 A320-231'S (247; 257; 405; 429; 476) RETURNED TO TRANSAER (TSD).

JULY 1998: 1 727-200 (21851), WET-LEASED TO AEROPOSTAL (LAV), VENEZUELA, FOR 3 MONTHS.

SEPTEMBER 1998: OPERATES FOR HAITI INTERNATIONAQL AIRLINES, FROM NEW YORK TO PORT-AU-PRINCE.

OCTOBER 1998: 1997 = +$75,000 (-$2.59 MILLION).

NOVEMBER 1998: 1 A320 WET-LEASED TO QUEEN AIR (QUD), SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'D 1 YEAR EXEMPTION FOR SCHEDULED, CHARTER FOREIGN COMBI SERVICE, VIA SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO TO NEW YORK AND MIAMI (MIA) (A320, 170Y PAX).

DECEMBER 1998: 5 A320-231'S (405; 414; 428; 489; 476), TRANSAER (TSD) LEASED FOR 6 MONTHS. A320-231 (347), NSJ GROUP, 5 YEAR LEASED.

JANUARY 1999: 727-200 (21160) TO SUNWORLD INTERNATIONAL (SUO). A320-232 (573, N573DC), AIR MACAU (MCU) 1 YEAR LEASED, TO OPERATE FOR DAIMLER/CHRYSLER (DCY), WITH 50 PASSENGERS VIP CONFIGURATION, MODIFICATIONS BY LUFTHANSA TECHNIK (DLH) (LTK).

APRIL 1999: (http://www.transmeridian-airlines.com).

727-281 (20726, N906PG), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED. 3 A320-231'S (405, EI-TLI; 414, EI-TLR; 476, EI-TLF), RETURNED TO TRANSAER (TSD). 1 A320 (447), EX-DRAGONAIR (DRG), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED.

JUNE 1999: 2 A320-200'S (347; 447), 1 YEAR LEASED TO AEROPOSTAL (LAV).

JULY 1999: 727-200 (20728), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED. 727-287 (22606, N910PG), (PSS) LEASED.

AUGUST 1999: 1 A320-200 (373), EX-MIDWAY AIRLINES, AFT TRUST LEASED.

DECEMBER 1999: 1998 = -$5.83 MILLION (-$10.82 MILLION) (NET LOSS).

1 A320-232 (573) RETURNED TO AIRBUS (EDS).

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 727-287 (22606), EX-AEROPERU (PER), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

APRIL 2000: (info@transmeridian-airlines.com).

JULY 2000: 1999 = -$3.15 MILLION (-$5.83 MILLION) (NET LOSS): 1.2 BILLION (RPK) PASSENGER TRAFFIC (+21.9%); 60.3% LF LOAD FACTOR; 546,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+58.3%); 250 EMPLOYEES.

SEPTEMBER 2000: FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY, RELATED TO PARENT, TRANSAER (TSD), WHO ALSO CEASED OPERATIONS, AND IS TO BE LIQUIDATED.

OCTOBER 2000: A320-231 (373) RETURNED AFT TRUST, LEASED TO MEXICANA (CMA).

DECEMBER 2000: A320-231 (447, N447TM), RETURNED TO (ILF).

JANUARY 2001: 1 ORDER 727-231 (SUPER 27) (21631, N54344), EX-(TWA), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

MARCH 2001: WHILE IN CHAPTER 11, WAS ACQUIRED BY PEGASUS AVIATION (PSS) FOR $2 MILLION.

MAY 2001: 1 727-2J4 (20765), EX-SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (SCA), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED, AFTER BRIDGING CHECK, AT FLIGHT STAR (SUPER 27 ENGINES).

JUNE 2001: 1 727-2B7 (22604, N919PG), EX-ALLEGRO (AEG), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

JULY 2001: 1ST QUARTER = -$843,000.

AUGUST 2001: SHOWS INTEREST IN myboeingfleet.com.

1 727-287 (22604, N919PG), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 2002: 2 ORDERS (JUNE 2002) 757-236'S (24118, /88 35 16; 24119, /88 36 16), EX-CANADA 3000 (ATW)/(ROY), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED. WILL BE MARKETED TO USA TOUR OPERATORS.

July 2002: 2001 = -$7.62 million (-$3.29 million): 404 million (RPK) (-63%); 71.8% LF load factor; 184,000 passengers (PAX) (-59.3%). 1st Quarter = 33.69 million (RPM) traffic (-66.5%); 18,000 (PAX) (-66.7%); 84.9% LF.

August 2003: 757-236 (25133) wet-leased to Air Santo Domingo.

September 2002: 1 727-200, wet-leased to Air Santo Domingo for flights Santo Domingo to San Juan (previously operated by a 727-200 of Patriot Air (PTZ), wet-leased from PACE Airlines (PIE)).

December 2002: Considering Extended Twin-engine OPerationS (ETOPS) for Newark to Dominican Republic (757-200). Possible also for future leased 767 airplane.

1 757-236 (25592, N521NA), ex-National Airways (NAB), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

February 2003: In April 2003, public charters for Interstate Jet between Allentown and Los Angeles. Newburgh - Allentown - Los Angeles charter for Interstate Jet.

June 2003: Orlando Sanford - Syracuse, New York/San Juan, Puert Rico (727-200).

July 2003: In August 2003, Toledo Express Airport - Las Vegas (727/757, 2/week). Rockford/Toledo - Sanford. Sanford - Las Vegas (2/week).

Parent organization/shareholders: Prime Air.

2 757-236's (23227, N227AN, ex-Avianca (AVI); 25133, N522NA), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

In February 2004, Stewart International Airport (NY) to Las Vegas (727-200, 2 class, 2/week nonstop).

October 2003: 1st 9 months = 452.77 million (RPM) traffic (+1,244.1%); 352,300 passengers (PAX) (+1,880.4%); 71.5% LF load factor.

December 2003: Transmeridian (TAL) is now operating Travelspan's charter flights from New York to Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, and Port of Spain. The flights were previously operated by PACE Airlines (PIE). In February 2004, Oklahoma City-Las Vegas/Sanford (2/week). Newburgh - Las Vegas (2/week, operates for National Express). Harrisburg - Sanford (3/week).

757-231 (28480, N708TW), Pegasus (PSS) leased. Plans to acquire 5 MD-80's in early 2004 which will be assigned to Funjet charters.

February 2004: MD-82 (49440, N135NJ), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

April 2004: 1st Quarter = 349.97 million (RPM) traffic (+105.7%); 74.1% LF load factor; 270,000 passengers (PAX) (+125%).

2 MD-82's (49370, N14186; 49486, N69826), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

May 2004: 757-231 (28483, N715TW), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

June 2004: In July 2004, will operate Miami - Caracas for Santa Barbara Airlines (BBR).

757-236 (25133) returned from wet-lease to Air Santo Domingo. 2 MD-82's (49904, N960PG; 49127, N10801), Pegasus (PSS) leased.

October 2004: Will replace Pace Airlines (PIE) as the airplane provider for Vacation Express as of December 2004. Transmeridian Airlines (TAL) will operate from Atlanta, Cincinnati, Washington (Dulles), & Louisville, to Sanford, Florida and onward to Caribbean & Mexican resort destinations. It will also operate from the above cities plus Charlotte, Memphis, & New Orleans to Cancun. In February 2005, Vacation Express will begin marketing the current (TAL) services from Rockford, Syracuse, & Toledo to Sanford, with connections to Cancun and the Caribbean.

November 2004: Belleville - Sanford (2/week).

December 2004: In February 2005, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Louisville, Washington (IAD) - Sanford.

February 2005: In May 2005, Orlando Sanford - Atlanta, Rockford, Cincinnati, Harrisburg, Allentown, LKouisville, San Juan, St Louis Mid-America, Syracuse, Toledo & Washington Dulles (IAD).

June 2005: Transmeridian Airlines (TAL) offers domestic and international charter flights, serving vacation and convention destinations all year round. (TAL) also provides services for DaimlerChrysler (DCY), operating flights between the USA/German conglomerate's headquarters in Stuttgart and Detroit.

(IATA) Code: T9. (ICAO) Code: TRZ - TRANS-MERIDIAN.

(http://www.tmair.com). (marketing@tmair.com).

Parent organization/shareholders: Private investors through Airline Investments (100%).

Main Base: Orlando Sanford airport, Florida.

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Atlanta; Belleville; Cincinnati; Fort Lauderdale; Harrisburg; Las Vegas; Louisville; Orlando; Rockford; Syracuse; Toledo; & Washington.

September 2005: Suspended operations.

October 2005: 1st 9 months = Passenger traffic 1.15 billion (RPM) (+4.2%); 978,000 passengers (+16.7%); 75% LF load factor.

Fleet:
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TAL-727-2J4
TAL-757-236
TAL-757-200
TAL-757-236-1

September 2005:

0 727-2J4 (JT8D-217C/15 SUPER 27) (984-20765, /73 N288SC), EX-(SCA), (PSS) LSD 2001-05. RTND 2004-11. 175Y.

1 727-231 (JT8D-217C/15 SUPER 27) (1460-21631, /79 N54344), (PSS) LSD 2001-03; 170Y.

1 727-251 ADV (JT8D-15A) (1179-21159, /75; 1180-21160, /75), EX-(NWA), (ZEQ) & (FSB) LSD, 21160 TO (SUO) 1999-01. 170Y.

1 727-281 (JT8D-17 HK) (969-20728, /73 N906PG), (PSS) LSD 1999-04, 20728 1999-07, 175Y.

0 727-287 (JT8D-17 HK) (1812-22606, /82 N910PG), (PSS) LSD 1999-07, EX-(PER). (1777-22604, /81 N919PG), (PSS) LSD 2001-08, EX-(ARG); 22606 RTND 2004-09. 22604 RTND 2004-11. 170Y.

0 757-231 (PW2037) (750-28480, /03 N708TW; 777-28483, N715TW 2004-05), EX-(TWA), (PSS) LSD. 28483; RTND, LST (BPA) 2005-11. 28480 RTND, LST (ETH) 2006-01.

2 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (163-24118, /88 N958PG; 167-24119, /88 N962PG), EX-(ATW)/(ROY), (PSS) LSD 2002-05, 24118 RF (AVI) 2004-03. (ETOPS). 202Y.

1 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (374-25133, /91 N522NA), (PSS) LSD 2003-07. WET-LST AIR SANTO DOMINGO 2003-08. 202Y.

1 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (57-23227, N227AN), EX-(AVI), (PSS) LSD 2003-07. 202Y.

1 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (453-25592, /92 N521NA), EX-(NAB), (PSS) LSD 2002-12. 202Y.

2 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (48079; 1139-49222), EX-(AMX), (PSS) LSD 2005-02. 12C, 135Y.

3 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1206-49370, N14186, 2004-04; 1304-49440, /86 N135NJ, 2004-02; 1317-49486, N69826, 2004-04; 1082-49127, N10801, 2004-06), (PSS) LSD. 49486; RTND, LST (BBR) 2009-01. 165Y.

2 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (49845; 1592-49848), EX-(AMX), (PSS) LSD 2005-02. 12C, 135Y.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (N960PG), OPS FOR FUNJET VACATIONS 2004-09. 12C, 135Y.

0 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (428 /93 EI-TLE; 429), (TSD) LSD, 2 RTND. 180Y.

0 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (347), LSD 1 YR TO (LAV) TIL 2000-06, RTND.

0 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (447), EX-(DRG), (ILF) 5 YR LSD 1999-04, LST (LAV) FOR 1 YR TIL 2000-06, RTND (ILF) 2000-12, LST (SKB).

0 A320-231 (V2500) (373), EX-(MID), AFT TRUST LSD, RTND 2000-10, LST (CMA).

0 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (573, N573DC), (MCU) 1 YR LSD, CHRYSLER OPS, RTND (AFIS) 1999-12. 50 PAX VIP.

Management:
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JOHN AFFELTRANGER, PRESIDENT.

GLENN SCHAAB, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

JEFF MCKINNEY, SENIOR VP MARKETING.

BILLY SMITH, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

JERRE FEDOR, VP AIRCRAFT.

ALAN PROVDA, VP BUSINESS.

JOHN BERNARD, VP CUSTOMER.

MAYO CORBETT, CHIEF PILOT.

BOB EVANS, DIRECTOR SAFETY.

DENNIS TUCKER, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE,
(T: 770 997 6011) (FAX: 770 732 6948).

ROBERT CLINKSCALES, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA),
(T: 770 997 6011) (FAX: 770 997 2866) (2001-12).

SANDRA MARCUS, TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS LIBRARIAN.

 
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