Mountain Air Cargo (MAC), a FedEx air cargo feeder airline has launched the first C408 SkyCourier route between Tallahassee and Orlando, operated by Captain Samantha Szefler, launched on January 3, 2023. MAC’s inaugural C408 flight in Florida is part of its long-standing strategic relationship with FedEx and further enables the Company’s long-term sustained feeder growth plans while expanding its fleet with new C408 SkyCourier aircraft and advancing pilot career opportunities.
The C408 SkyCourier is the latest addition to MAC’s express air cargo fleet, which has over 50 aircraft operating in the eastern U.S. and Caribbean. MAC’s fleet consists of ATR 42s/72s, Cessna 208s/408s and next-gen ATRs. Additionally, MAC operates a full-service Part 145 MRO facility with a 64,000 ft² repair station, providing both line and heavy-maintenance services that are compliant, cost-efficient, and organisationally effective for its long-standing customer.
MAC’s fleet now includes three C408 SkyCouriers with plans to add five more by the end of 2023, which will allow the company to expand into new markets more quickly and safely. The C408 SkyCourier is a twin-engine aircraft that offers more freight capacity than the C208 Caravan. The C408 SkyCourier’s higher freight capacity is 6,000 pounds, which is double that of the C208.