Airlines Remembered

Kiwi International Airlines

Photos © R.Leeuw

Kiwi Int'l Airlines ceased operations March 24th, 1999
Homebase: Newark Int'l, NJ, USA
Founded: 1992
ICAO callsign: Kiwi Air
Flightnbr prefix: KP / KIA
Operations: passengers

Kiwi 727 N259US gets its push back
N259US (cn19978/692) is seen here getting its push back from gate 39 on terminal A. at Newark (EWR); at the time I did not recall where I had taken this photo but Bill, a former Kiwi pilot, remembered the location only too well. Thanks Bill !

Kiwi International Airlines was founded in 1992 by ex-Eastern staff and operated Boeing 727s from Newark Int'l, New Jersey. In 1994 a reorganisation took place, and by mid-1996 operations were temporarily restricted by the FAA. It struggled in the budget travel market, but had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1996 and ceased ops in 1997. It was reorganised in 1999 but had to find shelter again in 1999 in Chapter 11. In 1999 its fleet consisted of 7 Boeing 727-225(A)s.

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