Founded in 2013, Southern Airways is now the fastest growing airline in America. Southern Airways Corporation is the parent company of two FAA operating certificates, Southern Airways Express and Executive Express Aviation (d/b/a. Southern Private Jets). In February 2019, Southern acquired Mokulele Airlines, a Hawai‘i-based carrier. With combined operations, the company operates more daily flights in the fifty states than any other commuter airline.
Southern Airways Express was founded in the former Northwest/Delta hub city of Memphis. Providing affordable, reliable, short-haul passenger air service to an area that had lost so many flights proved to be a winning formula. Popular destinations from the Memphis hub are Nashville and Harrison/Branson, with seasonal service to both Destin and one-stop to Tampa.
In February of 2016, Southern Airways purchased Fort Lauderdale-based Sun Air Express. The acquisition immediately made Southern Airways one of largest Essential Air Service providers in the nation. Operating from a hub at Pittsburgh International Airport with a secondary hub at Baltimore-Washington, Southern now provides air service to nine cities in the mid-Atlantic region. In the Gulf region, Southern provides EAS service from three cities in Arkansas to hubs at Dallas/Ft. Worth and Memphis. In addition to those routes, Southern operates daily scheduled service across the mid-South and in South Florida, as well as seasonal routes in New England.
Following its acquisition of Mokulele, the Southern footprint has grown to include daily service to more airports (nine) in the state of Hawai‘i than any other airline. Mokulele is also known as Hawaii’s (and the nation’s) #1 On-time Airline. In addition to the Hawai‘i routes, the acquisition of Mokulele Airlines also brought a Southern California operation into the Southern portfolio with an Essential Air Service route from Imperial/ El Centro, California to LAX.
Southern Airways Express operates its scheduled service routes using a fleet of 35 Cessna Caravans, with major maintenance bases in Memphis, Lancaster, Penn., DuBois, Penn, and Kona, Hawai‘i. The core principles that comprise the Southern Airways model are reliability, safety, frequency, affordability, and local community engagement. The core principles of our management and ownership are honesty, integrity, and the old-fashioned “Southern” concept of a handshake being as good as a contract.
While scheduled passenger air service is the focus of both Southern Airways and Mokulele Airlines, the sister operating company, Southern Private Jets (SouthernPrivateJets.com), operates on-demand jet charter services from the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Ill. and in South Florida.
Southern Airways Corporation provides a career opportunity for all areas of the aviation industry. Pilots, mechanics, customer service agents, marketing specialists, finance/accounting professionals, and IT professionals are among those encouraged to submit an application.
We thank you for your interest in our company. Our philosophy is based on treating customers the way they should be treated: “Every Passenger, Every Day, on Every Flight.” If providing a high-level of customer service in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, while ensuring the highest levels of passenger safety sounds like a perfect fit for you, please submit an application and take the first step to becoming part of the Southern Airways team.