Merlin Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
- MEI AVALON
Founded2000
HubsSan Antonio International Airport
Secondary hubsMiami International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Fleet size6
Parent companyCorporate Air
HeadquartersBillings, Montana, USA

Merlin Airways is an American airline based in Billings, Montana, USA. It operates freight services under contract to FedEx Express and UPS Airlines. The airline previously conducted FAR Part 121 passenger operations in Alaska and Texas as well as providing charter service for gambling junkets. As of 1999 the company has ceased passenger operations to focus on the main aspect of its business, which is providing freight services to FedEx and UPS. Its headquarters is Billings, Montana, with hubs at Miami International Airport and at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]

History

The airline was established as SAT-Air in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas and was found fit, by the United States Department of Transportation, to conduct commuter operations under FAR Part 121, as a UPS feeder, until June 1995. The following year the airline was renamed to Merlin Express and continued the passenger operations until 1999. Corporate Air of Billings, Montana acquired the airline in 2000 changing the name to Merlin Airways.[2]

Fleet

As of March 2009 the Merlin Airways fleet includes:[3]

References

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 49.
  2. ^ "Merlin Airways". Airline History. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. 2009-04-14.
  4. ^ Picture of the N781ML, a Fairchild SA-227BC Metro III of Merlin Airways