Jet 24 International Airways was an American charter airline that operated from 1979 until its demise in 1986.
|Commenced operations||December 1981|
|Ceased operations||October 1985|
|Hubs||Miami International Airport|
|Headquarters||Miami, Florida, United States|
The history of Jet 24 began as Jet Charter Service in August 1979 and began services in December 1981. The first flights were freight only between Miami and Caracas using a Boeing 707-320C. Two more 707s were later acquired and then in 1983, Jet 24 received permission to fly passenger charter flights; two McDonnell Douglas DC-10s were acquired for charter flights to South America and Europe.
Scheduled services began in May 1985 with a route Miami to San Juan, Madrid, then Paris and Zurich were added later. But Jet 24's financial situation deteriorated rapidly and by August 1985, the company went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. By October 1985 there was not money to continue operating and later ceased to exist.
Jet 24 operated the following aircraft:
- 5 Boeing 707-320C
- 2 Boeing 747-100
- 1 Douglas DC-8-62F (Leased to LACSA)
- 2 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40