By Mary Kirby
Two months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Gemini Air Cargo has shuttered operations, say sources with knowledge of the situation.
After several attempts to contact Gemini at its Washington Dulles and Miami offices, the company could not be reached for comment. A Gemini staffer in Belgium would neither confirm nor deny the closure.
Gemini's web site remains operational, and it continues to display a flight schedule. But sources, and a growing number of unsubstantiated web reports, indicate the carrier has closed its doors.
In mid-June Gemini VP general counsel Don Creston said the company hoped to sell its operation as part of its Chapter 11 filing in Miami bankruptcy court. At that time, he said management has not determined if Gemini would cease flying should a buyer not be found.
Gemini leases McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighters and owns DC-10-30Fs, several of which are listed in storage in Flight's ACAS database.