Planet Airways Pilot Hat Badge
Orlando, FL 1997-2005
Started as Federal Air and was scheduled to start service by May 1994. After a name change to Planet Airways in 1997, an applicaton was made to the DOT to operate B-727 charters. The airline received it certificate on January 6, 2000 and began operation from Fort Lauderdale. Its first charter was to NFL playoff games. The airline had several customers including college sports teams, cruise lines, casinos and the US government entities as well as doing subservice for some international carriers. In January 2005, PHC Holdings announced its acquisition of Planet and was supposed to increase it operations however in May 2005 PHC terminated its agreement to buy the company and the airline was liquidated.