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|Founded||June 7, 1983|
|Commenced operations||December 31, 1985|
|Frequent flyer program||Stratospoints|
|Airline lounge||Cumulus Club|
|Subsidiaries||SkyJet Flyer, Polarishuttle, Air South Pole|
|Company slogan||A Better Way to Fly|
|Parent company||SkyJet Aviation Holdings|
|Headquarters||Tungsten Plaza, 895 Phillips Avenue, Polaris City, New Westshield, Polaris|
SkyJet Airways is a major Antarctic airline headquartered in Polaris City, New Westshield, Polaris. Operating nearly 4,800 flights throughout Antarctica daily, the airline has a fleet of 418 aircraft, with service to over 300 destinations throughout the continent. This makes the airline the largest in Antarctica by flights operated, passengers served, and flights operated. The airline maintains seven South Pole City-Metropolitan International Airport, Polaris City International Airport, Club Penguin City International Airport, Enderby City International Airport, and East Bank City International Airport.
Considered one of the "Big Four" carriers in mainland Antarctica, alongside Club Penguin AirFlights, Air Antarctic, and CP Airways, SkyJet Airways has its origins as Mammoth Coastal Airways, a regional mail cargo airline based out of Penguville. The airline has since undergone various changes to its corporate identity, notably in instituting a total rebranding in 2010 to SkyJet Airways. The airline continues to carry a sizable portion of air passenger traffic within Antarctica, and consistently ranked high in industry-wide customer satisfaction ratings.
The airline is managed through parent company SkyJet Aviation Holdings, a publicly-listed Antarctic transportation conglomerate. In addition to its operational hubs, the airline operates mechanical bases at Penguville and Frostize, including SkyJet Flyer, Polarishuttle, Air South Pole, and AirTerra.
- 1 History
- 2 Corprate affairs and indentity
- 3 Destinations
- 4 Hub information
- 5 Fleet
- 6 Services
- 7 Lounge
- 8 SkyJet Express
- 9 Trivia
Mammoth Coastal Airways (1988-1998)
Beginning as a co-operative between several farmers and sliviculturalists in the outer reaches of the Polar Islands District, Water Kingdom, Mammoth Coastal Airways operated largely air mail and cargo routes on behalf of the Water Kingdom government, with its base and headquarters in Penguville. Initial service extended to Polaris City, Snowville, Glanell, Dodson, and Kernaghan at the time. In 1989, the airline began to offer service on a New Bercraft 1900D, a commuter aircraft, between Penguville and Polaris City. The invasion and colonization of the Antarctic mainland by Puffish forces, initially resulted in the suspension of operations for two months, after which the airline underwent significant corporate restructuring following new regulations imposed by the Puffish government in South Pole City. The co-operative was dissolved, and the airline was reorganized under the leadership of a consortium of investors, the Calmacht Group, which oversaw the expansion of Mammoth Coastal Airways' base at Penguville, and the purchase of three new Dash 7 and two new Dash 8 aircraft, with service introduced to Enderby City and Snellville in 1991.
By 1993, the airline continued to undergo unprecedented growth, with plans announced to open a second base at Polaris City. Enticed by the relatively low landing fees and availability of terminal space, Mammoth Coastal Airways soon distinguished itself as the largest airline operating out of Polaris City, with the introduction of new Snowing 737-300 aircraft to the fleet. The introduction of jet aircraft signalled the introduction of Prestige Class, targetted primarily for business travellers, and the formation of Mammoth Rewards, a loyalty rewards program for air passengers, the first of its kind among Antarctic airlines. The new base at Polaris City also saw the introduction of flights to South Pole City, Frostborough, and the Minervan Islands, notably Solace and Puerto Elanor. That same year, it was estimated by the Colonial Office of Industry that the airline captured a plurality, nearly 36% of the Polar Islands District air passenger market.
However, short-sighted decisions on the part of the company's leadership would eventually stunt the growth of the airline. A lack of re-investment into fleet, maintenance, and amenities allowed the airline to fall behind its competitors, leading to massive losses in revenue and passenger numbers. These problems would eventually crystallize in 1997, where a system-wide computer failure grounded all of the airline's flights for five days, drawing the ire of the public and regulators alike. Systems engineers for the airline were eventually called before the Colonial government in Snowdon to provide reasons as to the failure, where engineers admitted the company had laid off several of the workers who had installed the system in 1990, who have since gone into retirement. Testimony also revealed the company had knowingly overlooked flaws in its reservations and flight coordination systems as a cost-cutting measure.
Eventually, the ensuing public relations nightmare would not relent as the company began to reduce operations and lay off staff as a result of reduced passenger numbers and revenue. By February 1998, CEO Richard Kreight, a seasoned Penguville businessman was forced to resign by the Board of Directors, citing his complacency and absence of leadership during the fiasco. The interim President and CEO, Vincent Hulcraft, announced that the ailing airline was searching for a buyer, amid budding financial woes that were beginning to emerge. Many investors were reluctant, though Davis-Captio Holdings, a consortium of investors led by Sancho Monte Captio found opportunity for growth in the airline, and subsequently purchased it for $235 million in shares. With this purchase, Hulcraft resigned as interim CEO, with the Board of Direcs designating Monte Captio as his successor.
Corprate affairs and indentity
SkyJet Airways was headquartered at a fifty-three story, Parkland Place, built in 2009 by the airline, and is located near the grounds of South Pole City-Metropolitan International Airport, the largest airport in the country. The building is located in the highly-modern district of Yorkton, located 3 miles eat of the Metro area. The building is described as high-tech and ultra-modern, and houses dispatching offices, corprate headquarters.
However, changes in U.S. aviation law, particularly surrounding taxation, prompted SkyJet Airways to move its legal headquarters to Polaris City in 2016 in order to take advantage of the business climate in Polaris. Regardless, the majority of Polaris' corporate and operational affairs continue to be done through the Parkland Place headquarters.
CEO and President
- (CEO) 1988-1998: Rupert Krieght
- (Acting CEO) 1998-1999: Vincent Hulcraft
- (CEO): 1999-present: Sancho Monte Captio
The airline has had some financial difficulty, but has managed to re-bound up. The airline is one of the only airlines to not have been bailed out or file for bankruptcy protection. The airline has been given government money, and is one of the top companies that mangae their money well, as reported by Antarctic Business magazine in 2009. The airline had a very small debt in 2009, which was only 250 million pebbles, compared to other airlines, with an average of 9.7 billion pebbles, the highest being 45 billion pebbles.
The airline has not currently have had legal issues with the ATA or the ACAO, but had faced issues with the ATSB, due to faulty electrical lines found on SkyJet Airways Flight 55 aircraft, which was not properly checked by inspectors, and was found in both the starbort and port wings. The faulty lines prevented one of the flaps to not deploy, causing the aircraft to almost overrun the runway at South Pole City.
- SkyJet Flyer: SkyJet Flyer is the regional/commuter subsidiary of SkyJet Airways operating in the United States of Antarctica and the Free Republic Union . The subsidiary is wholly-owned by SkyJet Aviation Holdings, but acts as a separate entity from the carrier's mainline operations. The Flyer brand is licensed to several regional airlines, including National Airways, Eastwind Airlines, and SkyUnion.
- Polarishuttle by SkyJet: SkyJet Polarishuttle is the regional/subsidiary of SkyJet Airways operating domestic and limited transborder flights in the Federal Republic of Polaris from Enderby City, Polaris City, and Snowville. The subsidiary was acquired in 2006 as Westshield Air Services, and has been rebranded to appeal to Polarian domestic passengers and business travellers.
- Air South Pole: Air South Pole is a regional/commuter subsidiary of SkyJet Airways that serves the Polar District market, and is owned jointly by Southern Pole Aviation (60%) and SkyJet Airways (40%) following the acquistion of Air South Pole by SkyJet Aviation Holdings in 2009.
- SkyJet Express: SkyJet Express is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyJet Airways, operating a business-class style shuttle service between South Pole City, Polaris, Gemini, Aquarius, Club Penguin City and East Bank City. The Express service utilizes nine Snowing 767-400ER aircraft.
- AirTerra: AirTerra is 49% owned by SkyJet Airways and 51% by TransTerra. It operates international flights from UnitedTerra across Antarctica and is the main rival to UTA.
- SkyJet Cargo Airways: SkyJet Cargo Airways is the wholly-owned cargo subsidiary of SkyJet Airways, operating 54 aircraft to 66 destinations.
SkyJet Airways operates 2,791 flights daily from its six hubs.The airline is prominent in domestic, international, and some inter-island travel sectors. The airlines most widely used route is SkyJet Airways Flight 100, which operates a scheduled route from South Pole City-Metropolitan International Airport to Club Penguin City International Airport, which carries 1.9 million passengers per year. The airline, mainly focuses on it's international presence, as it offers service to most countries in the Antarctic. Proposed international routes include Mabila,and Fishwow. The airline operates the largest and most extensive route network in the country.
- CP Airways
- Emperorlands Airlines
- Pacifica Airlines
- Air Antarctic
- Club Penguin AirFlights
- Peninsula Airlines
- Orbit Antarctica
- South Pole City International Airport-South Pole City(Hub)
- Snowville Regional Airport-Snowville
- Penguville Regional Airport-Penguville
- Polaris-City International Airport-Polaris (Hub)
- Gemini International Airport-Gemini-(Hub)
- Mcdonalds City-Emmanuel Airport-Mcdonalds City (Hub)
- Jing Jong's Island Airport-Jing Jongs Island
- Outer Club Penguin Airport-Outer Club Penguin
- Half Pipe City Airport-Half Pipe
- Snellville City Airport-Snellville
- Ternville-McFlappingham International Airport-Ternville
- Inland-Genesee Regional Airport-Inland
- Glassyglow Airport-Glassyglow
- Akbaboy Finopen International Airport-FG
- Northwest Eastshield Regional Airport-Ellis
- Mason D. Ellsworth International Airport-Halbourg
- Amelia Lee Chan Airport- Jackson Town
- Harborfront/Northwood Beach Airport- Atkinson/Northwood
- Wallton Regional Airport-Westerford
- Rougetown/Kimberly County Regional Airport-Rougetown
- Campellford International Airport-Cambellford County
- Melson Lake Regional Airport-Melson Lake County
- Happyface State
- Club Penguin City International Airport-Club Penguin City
- Club Penguin Island Airport-Club Penguin Island
- AdelVille City Airport-AdelVille,Ross Island
- Rockhopper Island Airport-Rockhopper Island
- Pengyboo Island Airport-Pengyboo Island
- Ice Berg Island Airport-Ice Berg Island
- New Ice Berg Island Airport-New Ice Berg Island
- Mccoon City Airport-Mccoon Island
- Highlaw Island International Airport-Highlaw Island
- Verun Airport-Verun Island
- Gentoo Island Air Base-Gentoo Island
- Spy Guy Island Airport-Spy Guy Island
- Amery Island Airport-Amery Island
- Angel Island Airport-Angel Island
- Sunday Harbor Island Airport-Sunday Harbor
- Ed Island Harbor Airport-Ed Island
- Portal Island Airport-Portal Island
- Lowlaw Island International Airport-Lowlaw Island
- Antarctic Peninsula
- James Kwiksilver Regional Airport-Shiverpool
- East Bank City Regional Airport-East Bank City
- EmotiVille City Center Airport-EmotiVille
- Baa Airport-Baa
- Intake International Airport-Intake
- Olympia Airport-Olympia
- Elterbrast Domestic Airport-Elterbrast
- Habbiton City Airport-Habbiton
- Rasington Airport-Rasingston
- Dancefloo National Airport-Dancefloo
- Lincon Port Harborfront Airport-Lincon Port
- Bobtropica Forrest Airport-Bobtropica
- West Pengolia
- Ulaansnowtar International Airport-Ulaansnowtar (formerly Itsy Bitsy Micro Towm)
- Bean City
- Fishwow-Nahkon Airport-Fishwow [seasonal]
- Margate City International Airport-Margate City
- Sherbian City Airport-Sherbian City
- Cross City Airport-Margate Cross City
- New Club Penguin International Airport-New Club Penguin
- Satellite City International Airport-Satellite City
- Neo Domino International Airport-Neo Domino International Airport
- Carcery International Airport-Carcery Vale
- The Slums Airport-The Slums
- Teedal Island Airport-Teedal Island [seasonal]
- Mountain Thunder Tern Airport-Mountain Thunder Tern
- Terra Federation
- New Pole City Regional Airport-New Pole City
- Nib Airport-Nib
- Googolplex International Airport-Googolplex,Dorkugal
- Culldrome International Airport-Culldrome City, Culldrome Isles
- Valnordore International Airport - Snowdari, Valnordore
- Pengjuana International Airport-Penjuana, Caltexico
- Jokio International Airport- Jokio, Japaland
SkyJet Airways maintains eight hubs and two focus cities as of January 2018. `
- Club Penguin City Airport is primarily used for service to the Sub-Antarctic and the Ninja Archipelago. The airport also boasts the headquarters of the airline's maintenance and catering services.
- East Bank City International Airport is used largely as a gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula, Sub-Antarctica, and the Lisboaguese Region, Freezeland. It is the airline's newest hub, opened in January 2018.
- Enderby City International Airportis primarily a hub for domestic service within Polaris, and regional service in northwestern Eastshield, the Happyface State, and Freezeland The airport is also a hub for SkyJet Polarishuttle, providing crucial domestic and international connections to communities in the western Federal Republic of Polaris
- Gemini International Airport is a hub for regional and domestic flights in eastern Eastshield and the Pengolias, considered to be the smallest hub.
- Newton Town International Airport is a major international hub, and is known as a gateway to the lower Sub-Antarctic and the Asiapelago, a maintenance and storage base is situated on the grounds of the airport.
- Penguville Brinsworth International Airport: is a major domestic hub, serving domestic flights within the Federal Republic of Polaris, in addition to service to northeastern Eastshield and Calada.
- Polaris City International Airport The airline's second-largest hub, operating the most flights to destinations outside the United States of Antarctica and the Federal Republic of Polaris. The airline maintains a crew and flight attendant base in Polaris City, as well as the proprietorship of a second single-carrier terminal, recently refurbished in 2006. The base at Polaris is essential to the operations of the mainline operations of the airline, for it provides needed stopovers and storage for long-haul flights from other cities unavailable in airports in close proximity to Polaris.
- South Pole City-Metropolitan International Airport The airline's largest domestic and international hub, carrying upwards of 39 million passengers annually through the airport. The hub is considered an important transfer point for regional flights within Eastshield, Trans-Antarctica, and the Happyface State. The corporate headquarters of the airline are situated near the grounds of the airport.
- Frostize International Airport
- New Club Penguin International Airport
- Stevie Falcon International Airport
Former hubs and focus cities
- South Pole City-Orion Freddy Regional Airport (2001-2005)
- Jose Puntos Moreno International Airport (2011-2017)
These are the aircraft currently in service for SkyJet Airways:
|Aircraft||In Service||Order/Option||Passengers||Destinations and Routes|
|Airhail A319-100||115||124||Domestic short/medium haul|
|Airhail A321-200||155||0||156||Domestic long/medium haul|
|Airhail A330-300||35||0||270||International ultra-long haul|
|Airhail A380-800||85||0||452||International ultra-long haul|
|Pontrier ES300||85||5||135||Domestic short/medium haul|
|Snowing 737-800||70||0||160||Domestic medium-haul|
|Snowing 737-900||85||0||177||Domestic medium-haul|
|Snowing 747-8||34||435||International long haul|
|Snowing 767-400ER||55||0||264||International ultra-long haul|
|Snowing 777-300ER||65||0||368||International long haul|
|Snowing 787-8||63||5||235||International ultra-long haul|
SkyJet Pinnacle is the airline's international and long-haul domestic first class service, and is offered on all Airhail A380-8, Snowing 777-300ER, Snowing 747-400ER, Snowing 747-8i, and select Snowing 787-8 aircraft. The standard suite is equipped with a 5.5 foot, wider, lie-flat bed, a personal on-demand video entertainment screen, a 120-volt power outlet, and complimentary wireless internet access. Passengers using this service are provided with gourmet five-course meal services, in addition to a spa and comestic kit. Passengers on international long-haul routes using Airhail A380 and Snowing 747-8 aircraft also have access to private showers. SkyJet Pinnacle passengers also receive priority check-in and boarding, and access to the airline's Culumus Club. First Class passengers also have access to a dedicated in-flight concierge to coordinate ground transportation, accomodations, or interline connections.
SkyJet Prestige is the airline's international and domestic business class product, offered on all widebodied aircraft, as well as the Airhail A321. The product is also offered on Polarishuttle and Air South Pole. SkyJet Prestige offers passengers a standard 5.4 ft. lie-flat bed, pre-departure meal and beverage services, a personal video-on-demand entertainment system, a 120-volt power outlet, and three-course meal services. Passengers are also offered a range of newspapers and magazines, as well as an amenity kit. Passengers also have access to the Culumus Club, in addition to priority check-in, boarding, and more baggage allocation.
SkyJet Economy Plus
SkyJet Economy Plus is the airline's international and domestic premium economy product offered on most aircraft with the exception of some Airhail A319 aircraft. Seats are pitched to approximately 32 inches, and are fashioned out of leather, unlike the standard economy product. Passengers also enjoy more legroom, a personal video-on-demand screen, greater recline, a power outlet, an amenity kit, and premium cuisine services. Passengers also have access to priority boarding services, but are required to purchase a $25 upgrade pass to access the Cumulus Club.
SkyJet Economy is the airline's standard economy product offered on all international and domestic routes. Seats are pitched to 29 inches, and have reduced legroom and less recline than its premium economy counterpart. Passengers are provided with a personal video-on-demand screen, a power outlet, and a complementary copy of Latitude in-flight magazine. SkyJet Economy passengers also have access to complementary in-flight meals on international long-haul flights, and complementary beverages on all flights. An on-board AirCafé provides affordable buy-on-board meal and snack services to passengers in this class of service. However, the availability of AirCafé has been reduced on most flights lasting less than 45 minutes, particularly domestic flights within Polaris.
The Cumulus Club is the premium business and first-class lounge for SkyJet Airways passengers. The airline maintains twenty-five lounges throughout the continent, at major airports throughout Antarctica including Polaris City, South Pole City, Enderby City, Newton Town, and Neo Domino City. Access to the lounge is provided to SkyJet Airways business and first-class ticketholders and Stratospoints Platinum members, and is regulated stringently by the airline.
Cumulus Club locations provide passengers with a range of higher-end amenities, including a light buffet, self-serve beverages, a dedicated business center, and in certain cities, access to showers or spas. First Class passengers are provided with an option to upgrade to the Polar Suite, a private pre-departure suite with a dedicated concierge and prioritized check-in.
SkyJet Express is a regional/domestic subsidiary of the SkyJet Airways. The airline operates numerous routes across the United States of Antarctica, operating routes as a shuttle airline between the major financial and urban centers of the USA. The airline was originally operated as Pengjet Express, and was a wholly-owned domestic low-cost subsidiary of SkyJet Airways. Currently, the airline operates business-class like shuttle flights. It opened on April 20, 2006, and its current slogan is "Soar across the sky".
Pengjet Express offers free of charge snacks, pop, and meals on flights more than 2 hours in duration. There are 2 classes: Diamond Class and Economy Class. Diamond Class offers seats about 36 inch seats wide, while Economy Class offers seats 23 inches wide. The airline also offers wireless internet on board. The airline also offers a free in-flight magazine, Crosswinds, available free of charge. The airline has a codeshare with CP Airways, MammothAir and Rockhopper Airlines. Economy Class offers about 28 inch wide seats and internet on board as well.