Primaris Airlines

Primaris Airlines was an American charter airline located in Enterprise, Nevada, in the United States. It operated domestic and international services. Its main base was McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas.[1]

Primaris Airlines
Primaris Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
FE WCP WHITECAP
Founded2002
Ceased operations2009
Fleet sizeup to 3
Destinationsvarious
HeadquartersEnterprise, Nevada
Key peopleMark Morris, Don Bowman
Websiteprimarisairlines.com
Primaris Airlines Boeing 757-200 at Faro Airport (August 2007)

HistoryEdit

The airline was established in 2002 and started operations on June 1, 2004.[2] It had 140 employees (at January 2008).[1] It achieved an FAA certified Part 121 certification in June 2004 as a Domestic, Flag and supplemental operator. It achieved 180 minute ETOPS certification November 3, 2006.[3] Primaris suspended operations December 2, 2008 due to a lack of available funding.

Primaris was Boeing's first US airline customer for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with an order for 20 aircraft. Primaris planned to use these aircraft to expand its services internationally, but canceled its intent to purchase the new Boeing aircraft in June 2006.[4] No reason was given for the order cancellation.

Primaris operated the Kona Shuttle for a few years from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Kona, Hawaii (KOA).

On October 10, 2008, Primaris Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S.Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. After several months attempting to secure continuation funding, the CH.11 trustee moved to convert the filing to CH.7 liquidation on March 30, 2009.[5]

ServicesEdit

Due to lack of scheduled service funding Primaris Airlines remained a small charter airline.

FleetEdit

The Primaris Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (as of 1 December 2008)[6]

Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Boeing 757-200 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 65.
  2. ^ FAA Air Carrier Certificate
  3. ^ Company Website
  4. ^ Wallace, James (2006-07-06). "Boeing customer cancels order for 787s". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ U.S. Bankruptcy Court Case 2:08-bk-14060-RJH
  6. ^ "Primaris Airlines". rzjets. Retrieved 28 August 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Primaris Airlines domain name expired on 09/26/2009 and is pending renewal or deletion