A ViaAir ERJ-145 departs Austin Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Wexford Capital Acquires Bankrupt Via Airlines, Set To Launch New Carrier

Wexford Capital, a Florida-based investment firm, announced that it and some of the firm’s partners received bankruptcy court approval to reorganize and acquire Via Airlines, a regional airline based in Maitland, Florida. The court’s approval will allow Via to relaunch flight operations when approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and recertified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We are excited to re-enter the regional airline space. Leveraging our decades of experience investing in the airline industry, we are…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Shuttle America

Shuttle America spent most of its life as a regional carrier for a variety of major carriers in the United States. However it began life in 1995 as a low cost carrier. The airline began operations on Nov. 12, 1998, based at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. The…