Sky King Airlines First Officer Wing
Lakeland, FL 1990-2012
Sky King, Inc. is a charter airline based in Lakeland, Florida. Sky King was founded by Gregg Lukenbill in July 1990, who was at the time, the managing partner of the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Currently, the airline provides charter service to sports teams and businesses using Boeing 737 aircraft sporting various seat configurations. The airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 9, 2010, after it was unable to meet the payment demands of one of its largest creditors, fuel supplier Mercury Air Group. Sky King emerged from this Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2011. It filed for bankruptcy again in 2012.