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FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2001. FULL NAME ATLAS INTERNATIONAL HAVACILIK VE TASINACILIK A S. REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
ZUMRUTOVA MAH, SINANOGLU CAD, NO 35/1-2
ANTALYA 07160, TURKEY
TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF (NATO) AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.
Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital city is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.
Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) covers an area of 3,355 sq km, its population is 0.2 million, its capital city is Nicosia, and its official language is Turkish.
APRIL 2001: CHARTER OPERATIONS FOR OGER TOURS.
1 737-46B (25262), EX-AIR BELGIUM (ABL), (GAX) LEASED, AND 2 757-225'S (RB211-535E4) (22688; 22689), EX-(LTU), (GAX) LEASED.
AUGUST 2001: 3RD 757-2G5 (23983, TC-OGC), EX-(LTU), (GAX) LEASED.
MARCH 2002: (email@example.com).
APRIL 2002: MAIN BASE: ANTALYA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AYT).
HUB: ISTANBUL - ATATURK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IST).
November 2002: (ABE) is considering construction of a hangar at the Antalya Airport, large enough to accommodate 2 767 airplanes.
June 2003: 209 employees.
July 2003: 757-2G5 (24176, TC-OGD), (GAX) leased, wet-leased to ThaiJet.
August 2003: 757-2G5 (24176) wet-leased to KTHY-Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT).
September 2003: In December 2003, charter flights, Istanbul - Miami.
3 757-200's (22688; 22689; 22983), wet-leased to ThaiJet (THJ). Will replace with A320's in mid-2004.
December 2003: 757-225 (115-22688, TC-OGA) & 757-2G5 (161-23983, TC-OGC), leased to ThaiJet (THJ).
April 2004: 2 A320-214's (764, TC-OGE; 978, TC-OGF), leased.
May 2004: 207 employees (including 33 Flight Crew (FC); 73 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 24 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
757-225 (22688, TC-OGA) return from wet-lease to ThaiJet (THJ).
June 2004: 209 employees.
Plans to start domestic services with order (November 2004) of +2 E170's & 4 E175's.
November 2004: 737-42R (29107, TC-APD), Pegasus (PSS) wet-leased. 1 +1 order (12/04) A320-232's (V2527-A5) (640; 676), ex-Ryan International (RYN), (ILF) leased til 3/05.
December 2004: 757-200, wet-leased to Air Astana (AKZ).
January 2005: Intends to retire its 757's in 1st 6 months of 2005.
May 2005: AtlasJet International Airways (ABE) is a Turkish charter airline operating on full charter basis from bases in Antalya and Istanbul, mainly on behalf of German tour operator, Oger Tours. Operations for other tour operators are also being performed to destinations such as Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Nigeria, and Switzerland.
248 employees (including 43 Flight Crew (FC), 84 Cabin Attendants; & 32 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: 2U - 610. (ICAO) Code: OGE (Callsign - ATLASJET).
Parent organization/shareholders: Oger Holding (100%).
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Adana; Antalya; Istanbul; Izmir; & Trabzon.
International, scheduled destination: Frankfurt.
A320-232 (2423, TC-OGO), ex-JetStar Asia (JSA), (ILF) leased.
June 2005: A320-232 (2453, TC-OGP; 2457, TC-OGR), ex-JetStar Asia (JSA), Boullioun (BOU) leased.
August 2005: 2 757-256's (29307, TC-OGS; 29308, TC-OGT), ex-Iberia Airlines (IBE), Babcock (BBB) leased.
November 2005: 2 orders (April 2006) A319-100's, (ILF) 6 year leased. A320-232 (640), leased to AirBlue (ABU).
December 2005: Atlasjet (ABE) of Turkey has taken delivery of its 1st A319-132 (2631, TC-OGU). The airplane is leased from AerCap (DEA) along with a 2nd A319-132 (2655) due for delivery in 2006.
January 2006: Atlasjet (ABE) of Turkey signed a $107 million deal to acquire 3 90-seat CRJ-900s. The airline has been using 2 70-seat CRJ-700s since last May on domestic routes. "Our decision to acquire the Bombardier CRJ-900 as our larger regional jet was based directly on our experience with the CRJ-700," (ABE) General Manager Tuncay Doganer said.
A319-132 (2655, TC-OGV), AerCap (DEA) leased.
March 2006: Atlasjet International Airways (ABE) (KK/Antalya) is planning to launch international scheduled services to France, Germany and the UK. German tour operator Öger Tours has sold its 51% majority stake in (ABE) to Turkish tour operator (ETS) Tur, which now fully controls (ABE).
April 2006: CL-600-2D24 (15063, TC-ETB; 15065, TC-ETD), deliveries.
May 2006: CRJ-900 (TC-ETC) (see photo) delivery.
June 2006: Plans long-haul operations to the USA from Istanbul before the end of the year.
AtlasJet (ABE) which recently launched its 1st scheduled European service, plans to acquire 3 former Virgin Atlantic (VAA) A340-300's.
September 2006: Ethiopian Airlines (ETH) signed an agreement with Atlasjet (ABE) to lease a 757-200. The (ACMI) wet-lease agreement will be for 6 months from September 13.
October 2006: Groundforce announced 5 new ground handling contracts. Its deal with Clickair (CLK) covers the provision of all ramp handling services to March 2009 at Lisbon and Porto. It signed a deal with Emirates (EAD) for ramp handling at Barcelona until November 2009, while LatCharter (LAJ) signed a 3-year contract with Groundforce Morocco for full handling services at Fez, Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir. It also will provide full handling service on an ad-hoc basis for AtlasJet (ABE) for 2 years at the same 4 airports. Finally, Groundforce Mexico was contracted by Copa Airlines (COP) to provide ramp handling services at Mexico City.
January 2007: A320-214 (978, TC-OGF), wet-leased to Royal Khmer Airlines (RKH). 2 CRJ-700s (10028; 10039), returned to Duo Airways (MSK).
November 2007: 757-256 (29311, A6-RKA), RAK Airways (RAK) wet-leased.
ACCDT: An Atlasjet Airlines (ABE) MD-83 (/94), World Focus Airlines (WFS) wet-leased, outbound from Istanbul (IST), crashed early Friday morning during its approach to Isparta Airport in S Turkey, killing all 57 passengers and crew on board. The crash site was located in mountainous terrain approximately 7 miles from Isparta. The airplane departed (IST) at 12:50 am, 90 minutes late, owing to its late arrival inbound from Pristina, according to Atlasjet (ABE). The crash occurred about 45 minutes after takeoff. Published reports described the weather as clear and moonlit. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in widely reported televised remarks, that while the crash's cause is "not yet certain," officials "suspect the airplane's tail hit a hilltop, and that the airplane fell on its fuselage with the force of the impact." According to Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network, "Local officials said the plane had broken into 2 pieces, with its fuselage and rear, landing in different locations. The airplane's wings and engine were at the top of a hill, while the fuselage was 500 ft lower." The pilots (FC) and some cabin staff (CA) worked for Istanbul-based charter operator, World Focus while 3 flight attendants (CA) worked for (ABE), which operates scheduled domestic services from a base in Istanbul to 13 destinations in Turkey, and charter flights to destinations in Europe and the Middle East. According to a statement from (ABE) (CEO) Tuncay Doganer, communication with the flight crew (FC) was lost after the airplane began its approach to land. He added that search and rescue teams initially were "having difficulty" reaching the mountainous area where the crash occurred.
The (ABE) MD-83 accident investigation was joined later by Boeing (TBC) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) officials, who traveled to Turkey and inspected the crash site. There has been no initial discovery of technical problems on the MD-83, which was on wet-lease from World Focus Airlines (WFS), and no explanation yielded from tower recordings, that reveal the pilots (FC) believed they were headed for a routine landing at Isparta Airport, according to Turkish officials. The investigation appears to be focused on why the airplane veered away from its planned inbound route to the airport. The crash site, according to Isparta Governor, Semsettin Uzun and other unnamed Turkish officials, cited in various news reports, was several miles off course. The airplane crashed in mountainous terrain. Weather was not a factor, officials said.
The Turkish Ministry of Transport will impose stricter controls on civil aviation in response to the (ABE) MD-83 crash that killed all 57 on board. The Ministry will perform checks of all airplanes operated by private airlines in the country, as well as checks of training standards, Turkish media reported. In addition, authorities intend to reduce flights to destinations on which carriers suffer from low load factors, especially on routes to smaller cities in the provinces. Flights to those places should be operated by just one airline, the Ministry is proposing. The Ministry also has contended that price wars between private operators could have negative effects on safety standards, and will move to control low fares. It will invest €130 million/$190.5 million to ensure that important airports in Turkey will be outfitted with Instrument Landing Systems (ILS). Airports such as Diyarbak1r, Sivas and Konya are not equipped currently. The investment includes 23 new radars and seven new radar stations, and improvements to airport infrastructure in Sivas, Erzincan, Kars, Kayseri, Batman, Malatya, Bursa and Erzurum.
December 2007: A319-132 (2655, TC-OGV), and A320-233 (460, TC-GK), wet-leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA).
May 2008: The Turkish government is planning to build a 3rd airport in Istanbul, which already is the home of Ataturk International (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen (SAW). Plans soon will be announced for the facility, which will be located on the European side of the Bosporus like (IST).
January 2009: 1 A320-232 (3259, TC-TCD), Turkuaz Air (TKZ) wet-leased. 2 A321-100, (ILF) 4 year leased. 2 orders (April 2009) A330-200, (ILF) 5 year leased.
February 2010: AtlasJet Airlines (ABE) has added both ex-BestAir (BSR) A321-131s to its fleet and has wet-leased 1 of them to Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT). (ABE) has signed a cooperation agreement with El Al Israel Airlines (ELA) that will see (ABE) start services between Istanbul Ataturk and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion and a bilateral code share agreement between the 2 carriers also offering connections to El Al passengers to other destinations in Turkey and for (ABE) passengers via Tel Aviv to the El Al (ELA) network. (ELA) had pulled out of Turkey some years ago.
August 2010: Atlasjet (ABE) has signed an agreement with the administration of N Cyprus to create a new carrier based in Ercan in 2011, that will become the successor of Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT). (KHT) has suspended operations after losing its air operator certificate (AOC) because of financial difficulties earlier this year. (ABE) will take a 51% in the new airline. It has taken over some former Cyprus Turkish (KHT) routes and an ex-(KHT) A321-200 in the meantime.
(ABE) has also added other new services:
Ankara Esenboga to London Stansted: 3x-weekly service;
Antalya to Ercan: 5x-weekly service;
Antalya to London Stansted: 4x-weekly service;
Antalya to Manchester: weekly service;
Istanbul Ataturk to Mykonos: 2x-weekly seasonal A320-200 service (already launched);
Istanbul Ataturk to Sharm el Sheikh: weekly seasonal service;
Atlasjet (ABE) has also added a 3rd ex-Swiss (CSR) A330-200 and is operating the airplane on behalf of Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA).
737-48E Saga Airlines (SGZ) wet-leased.
February 2011: AtlasJet Aiways (ABE) is currently hiring A320/A321 flight crew (FC) captains and First Officers. For flight crew application e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE ATTACHED FLIGHT CREW AD - - "ABE-2011-02-FC AD-A320/A321."
August 2011: Turkish Technic (THY) signed an APS3200 (APU) repair services contract with Atlasjet (ABE), covering (APU) repair and spare support, slated to be completed by August.
October 2011: A321-211 (0761, TC-ATF), ex-(F-WTAV), delivery.
November 2011: Atlasjet Airways (ABE) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 10 Bombardier CS300s and will take options on a further 5, in an order valued at $776 million. It could increase to $1.18 billion if the options are converted to firm orders.
January 2012: AtlasJet Airways (ABE) will resume services to London Stansted in spring:
Antalya to London Stansted: weekly A320-200 service starting on April 7;
Istanbul Atatürk to London Stansted: 6x-weekly A320-200 service starting on April 8.
(ABE) has added 2 ex-Gulf Air (GUL) A321-200s to its fleet as part of an effort to replace its remaining 3 757-200s by A321-200s. It has wet-leased 1 of its A330-200s to Israir (ISA) for religious pilgrimage charters between Nigeria and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion.
May 2012: Atlasjet (ABE) starts flying from both Antalya and Istanbul to London Stansted.
June 2012: Atlasjet (ABE) launched 2 domestic Turkish routes to coastal resort cities in the SW of the country from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) on June 15 (both scheduled with A320 airplanes). (ABE) now serves Bodrum (BJV) 19x-weekly in competition with Pegasus Airlines (PGS)’s 38x- and Turkish Airlines (THY)’s 31x-weekly, while (ABE)’s new flights to Dalaman (DLM) are operated 7x-weekly against (PGS)’s 28 and (THY)'s 17x-weekly.
June 2012: Zagros Air (IZG) has resumed operations on June 13 after taking delivery of a 1st ex-Atlasjet Airlines (ABE) A321-200 (1878, YI-AQU). (IZG) had previously already operated some scheduled charter flights between 2005 and 2008. (ABE) now owns 50% of (IZG) with the other 50% owned by the Zagros Group, which is also active in construction, energy, Information Technology (IT), health and trade and 1 of the largest group of companies in the N of Iraq. Zagros (IZG) plans to add 2 more A321s and to use the airplanes for scheduled services from Erbil International (EBL) and Sulaymaniyah International (ISU) airports.
Turkish (THY) Technic signed a landing gear maintenance services agreement with Atlasjet (ABE) covering three sets of A321 family landing gear. Landing gear removal and installation and landing gear overhaul activities will be carried at Turkish (THY) Technic’s Istanbul facilities.
July 2012: Atlasjet Airlines (ABE) has retired its last A330-200 and now concentrates on narrow body operations with a fleet of 1 A319-100, 3 A320-200s, 2 A321-100s and 8 A321-200s. It used to operate 3 A330-200s on its own charter flights and a long-term wet-lease contract with Saudia (SVA).
August 2012: AtlasJet Airways (ABE) A330-223 (343) leased to Ryan International Airlines (RYN) as (N772RD). It is expected to mainly use the airplane on charter services on behalf of the USA government transporting troops.
September 2012: AtlasJet Airways (ABE) is considering setting up a new national carrier in S Sudan in cooperation with the country's government according to the "African Aviation Tribune." The 2 parties have held recent initial talks.
Zagros Air (IZG) has returned its 1 A321-231 (1878, YI-AQU) to investor, (ABE) which owns 50% in (IZG).
(ABE) serves 5 countries, 12 destinations and 14 routes.
A330-223 (343, TC-ETP), returned from Ryan International (RYN) to operate Hajj charters between Turkey and Saudi Arabia this fall.
December 2012: myTECHNIC began "C" airplane maintenance checks on A320 airplanes for Atlasjet Airways (ABE) under a contract that covers 5 heavy checks services including 6Y checks.
January 2013: Atlasjet (ABE), resumed its services on its domestic route from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) to Adana (ADA) on January 11 following a break of 6 years. Flights to Adana, which is located in the south of the country, are now offered 3x-daily using A320s, in competition with both Turkish Airlines (THY) and Onur Air (ONR). The 2 airlines already operate respectively 70x- and 18x-weekly departures on this 700 km route.
(ABE) which recently launched services to Adana, added +2 domestic destinations to its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) network. Commencing on January 15 and 18, (ABE) now flies 2x-daily to Alanya Gaziantep (GZT), which is located in the south of the country, and 3x-daily Kayseri (ASR) in central Turkey. Following these additions, (ABE) now serves a total of 7 domestic routes from Istanbul Atatürk and has scheduled further domestic expansion to both Van and Kars from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport.
(ABE) continued its domestic expansion, this time from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), adding further 2 destinations to the 3, which already launched this year. On January 22 and 25, respectively, (ABE) added Van (VAN) in SE Turkey and Kars (KSY) in NE part of the country. Services on both routes are offered on a daily basis using A320s. While (ABE) is uncontested on the route to Kars, Pegasus Airlines (PGS) provides competition in the market from Istanbul to Van, in which it offers also daily flights. In addition to the domestic expansion, (ABE) also plans for new international services. Sami Alan (ABE)’s (CEO), commented: “We have obtained a license to operate in South Sudan and are currently purchasing new planes. We are looking to start this year with 2 planes, but a 3rd airplane should follow soon after.”
Atlasjet Airlines ((IATA) Cost: KK, based at Antalya (AYT)) (ABE) is planning to invest in a new airline to be based in the S Sudan's capital of Juba (JUB) that would initially operate with 2 airplanes according to (ABE) (CEO) Sami Alan. The government of S Sudan had issued a tender before to find an international airline partner willing to establish a new airline in Juba.
Atlasjet Airlines (ABE) has confirmed further details of its plans to launch new subsidiaries in Iraq and South Sudan later this year. According to Zagros Air (Iraq) ((IATA) Code: ZV, based at Erbil International (EBL)) Managing Director Can Akcay, Atlasjet (ABE)'s joint venture (JV) carrier with the Zagros Group plans to launch operations from Erbil in spring with 3 Airbus (EDS) airplanes after it had been unable to initially get an air operator certificate (AOC) last year due to a minimum fleet size rule put in place by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Administration. For the planned joint venture (JV) with the government of S Sudan, (ABE) is currently evaluating a fleet of either ATR 72 or Dash 8-400 turboprops.
October 2013: Atlasjet (ABE), which operates mainly from its base at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, commenced a new route connecting Istanbul (IST) with Tbilisi (TBS) in Georgia on October 11th. The 1,350 km sector is operated 3x-weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) using A320s and competes directly with Turkish Airlines (THY)’s 3x-daily flights on the airport pair. Atlasjet (ABE) will also compete indirectly with (ABE)’s daily operation to Tbilisi from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, as well as daily operations from Pegasus Airlines (PGS).
A320-233 (1624, TC-ATT), (CIT) Aerospace (TCI) leased, A321-211 (0823, TC-ATZ), delivery.
January 2014: Atlasjet (ABE) has begun flights to its only destination in Russia on January 12th. (ABE) will operate 2x-weekly flights (Wednesdays and Sundays) from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) to Naberezhnye Chelny (NBC), the 2nd largest city in Tartarstan, W Russia. Flown by (ABE)’s 149-seat A320s it will face no direct competition.
(ABE) continued its domestic expansion, this time from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), adding further 2 destinations to the 3, which already launched this year. On January 22nd and 25th, respectively, (ABE) added Van (VAN) in SE Turkey and Kars (KSY) in the NE part of the country. Services on both routes are offered on a daily basis using A320s. While Atlasjet (ABE) is uncontested on the route to Kars, Pegasus Airlines (PGS) provides competition in the market from Istanbul to Van, in which it offers also daily flights. In addition to the domestic expansion, Atlasjet (ABE) also plans for new international services. Sami Alan (ABE)’s (CEO) commented: “We have obtained a license to operate in S Sudan and are currently purchasing new planes. We are looking to start this year with 2 planes, but a 3rd airplane should follow soon after.”
London Luton Airport has won the latest ‘Battle of Britain,’ securing Atlasjet (ABE) for the summer 2014 season, beating off competition from fellow UK capital airports London Stansted and London Gatwick to become the only UK scheduled destination for (ABE). Sure to have featured in the airline’s thinking in selecting Luton, (ABE)’s planned services will avoid direct competition in the London - Istanbul market against the existing operations into London Gatwick, London Heathrow, and London Stansted.
Flights into Luton are planned to begin on May 2nd, with a 4x-weekly service from Istanbul Atatürk, with each returning flight offering connections on to Ercan in Northern Cyprus. The schedule to both destinations is expected to be ramped up to daily from June 1st. Both Antalya and Izmir were listed on (ABE)’s website as destinations from Luton, but no dates were available to make bookings and it was not clear whether these routes would involve a flight transfer at Atatürk.
Looking at schedules for April 10 to 16th, Atlasjet (ABE) will be entering a congested UK to Istanbul market against 3 incumbents: (British Airways (BAB), Pegasus Airlines (PGS), and Turkish Airlines (THY). Of the 126 weekly frequencies between the UK and Istanbul, 75% of the services are flown into the 3 existing London airports. Assuming no further capacity increases and taking Atlasjet (ABE)’s June daily schedule, (ABE) will deliver just 6.9% of the Istanbul to London flights and 5.3% of the UK to Istanbul flights.
Unsurprisingly, Turkish Airlines (THY) is the clear market leader, serving 6 airport pairs and commanding 71.6% of seat capacity during the week being analysed. Coming a distant 2nd is (BAB) with 17.4% of the 24,000 weekly seats available, with (PGS) offering the remaining 11.0% courtesy of its 2x-daily, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to London Stansted link. Atlasjet (ABE) seems destined therefore to take the #4 spot in the market (out of 4 airlines).
Over the past few years, (ABE) has tried and failed with services at 2 other UK airports (namely Manchester and Stansted), with the latter being last served just 12 months ago.
This piece of route development news will reflect well on Luton’s business development team, especially with new owners to impress in Madrid (namely (Aena) (along with private investment company Ardian)).
February 2014: A321-211 (808, TC-ATY), ex-(F-GUAA), Macquarie AirFinance leased, ferried Montpelier - Isatnbul (IST).
May 2014: Atlasjet (UA) ((IATA) Code: UH, based at Lvov) has begun operating 1 of its 2 A320s (1213, UR-AJA), on behalf its parent, Atlasjet Airlines ((IATA) Code: KK, based at Antalya) (ABE). The A320 is used on flights between Istanbul Atatürk and Tbilisi.
AtlasJet (ABE)'s much vaunted May scheduled services launch date appears to have been delayed indefinitely as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Fellow (ABE) subsidiary, ZagrosJet ((IATA) Code: Z4, based at Erbil) (GZQ), is also wet-leasing 1 of its parent's A320-200s (2753, TC-ATM).
June 2015: Atlasglobal Airlines (ABE), formerly known as Atlasjet (ABE), has started new services from its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) hub, adding flights to Cologne Bonn (CGN) and Düsseldorf (DUS) airports, both on June 11.
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The 1,991 km sector to the former city will be flown 3x-weekly by (ABE)’s A321s, whereas the 2,034 km sector to the latter will be operated daily by the same airplane. Split by only 40 km of autobahn, the 2 cities represent the only scheduled German destinations offered by (ABE). Competition to Düsseldorf is found in the form of Turkish Airlines (THY) (28x-weekly) and Onur Air (ONR) (daily), whereas (THY), the national flag carrier is the only incumbent operating to Cologne Bonn, with a 2x-daily operation.
September 2015: (MTU) Maintenance and the Turkish carrier, AtlasGlobal Airlines (ABE) have extended cooperation on maintenance of (V2500) engines for the next 5 years.
September 2017: Atlasglobal Airlines (ABE) became the 1st Turkish airline performing flights from Istanbul Atatürk (IST) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO), joining Aeroflot (ARO) which flies the airport pair 3x-daily. Passengers of (ABE) will use Terminal E at Sheremetyevo. (ABE) has daily flights arriving in Moscow at 12:30 and departing the Russian capital at 16:00. It will use a mixture of its A319, A320 and A321 fleets to operate the route, which began on September 25.
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0 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1 (2526-25107, /93 TC-TLA), TAILWIND AIRLINES WET-LEASED 2009-02. RETURNED. 168Y.
0 737-42R (CFM56-3C1) (2997-29107, /98 TC-APD), (PGS) WET-LEASED TO 2004-11. RETURNED. 170Y.
0 737-46B (JT8D) (2088-25262, /91 D-ABCC), EX-(ABL), (GAX) LEASED 2001-04, NTU.
0 737-48E (CFM56-3C1) (25773, TC-SGD, WHITE FUSELAGE WITH NO TITLES. SOJITZ AIRCRAFT LEASING LEASED. (SGZ) WET-LEASED 2010-08. RETURNED. 170Y.
0 757-2G5 (RB211-535E4) (161-23983, /88 TG-OGC "SAIT"), EX-(LTU), UNICAPITAL LEASED 2001-08. LEASED TO (THJ) 2003-11. 219Y.
0 757-2G5 (RB211-535E4) (173-24176, /88 TC-OGD), (GAX) LEASED 2003-07, WET-LEASED TO (KHT) 2003-08. WET-LEASED TO (AKZ) 2005-01. 219Y.
0 757-2Q8 (PW2040) (954-30044, /01 TC-ETE), (ILF) LEASED 2008-04. 210Y.
0 757-225 (RB211-535E4) (115-22688, /86 TC-OGA "YANIKALI;" 117-22689, /86 TC-OGB "PERIHAN"), EX-(LTU), (GAX) LEASED 2001-04. LEASED TO (THJ) 2003-11. 22688 RETURNED FROM TAHIJET 2004-05. 22689 WET-LEASED TO (AKZ) 2005-01. 22688; 22689; NOW WITH (ARW) FOR CONVERSION TO FREIGHTER 2009-07. 219Y.
0 757-256 (RB211-535E4) (924-29307, /00 TC-OGS; 935-29308, /00 TC-OGT), EX-(IBE), (BBB) LEASED 2005-08. 29307; WET-LEASED TO (SVA) 2005-08. 200Y.
0 757-256 (RB211-535E4) (29311, A6-RKA), EX-(IBE), (RKA) WET-LEASED 2007-11. 219Y.
0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (/94), WORLD FOCUS AIRLINES (WFS) LEASED. CRASHED, DESTROYED W/O - - NOVEMBER 2007. 165Y.
1 A319-112 (CFM56-5B6/2P) (1124, /99 TC-ATD), (CSL) LEASED 2011-06. "10TH YEAR" ON TAIL. 144Y.
0 A319-132 (V2524-A5) (2631, /05 TC-OGU), (DEA) LEASED 2005-12, RETURNED. 144Y.
0 A319-132 (V2524-A5) (2655, /05 TC-OGV), (DEA) 6 YEAR LEASED 2006-01. WET-LEASED TO (SVA) 2007-12. 144Y.
0 A319-132 (V2524-A5) (2738, TC-; 2739, TC-), (ILF) LEASED. 144Y.
1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (764, /98 TC-OGE; 978, /99 TC-OGF), (GEF) LEASED 2004-04. 978; WET-LEASED TO (RKH) 2007-01. 978; RETURNED, LEASED TO (CQH) 2007-07. 168Y.
0 A320-232 (V2525-A5) (640, /96 TC-OGI, 2004-11; 676, /97 2004-12), EX-(RYN), (ILF) LEASED UNTIL 2005-03. 640 LEASED TO (ABU) 2005-11. 168Y.
1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (2423, /05 TC-OGO), EX-(JSA), (ILF) LEASED 2005-05. 168Y.
2 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (2453, /05 TC-OGP; 2457, /05 TC-OGR), (BOU) LEASED 2005-06. 168Y.
1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (3259, /07 TC-TCD), EX-(IGO), CRESCENT LEASING LEASED. 3259; (TKZ) WET-LEASED 2009-01. 180Y.
0 A320-233 (V2527-A5) (460, /94 TC-OGK; 461, /94 TC-OGL), (RYN) LEASED 2005-01. 460, WET-LEASED TO (SVA) 2007-12. 460; RETURNED (CRM) 2009-12. 168Y.
1 A320-233 (V2527-A5) (1624, TC-ATT), (TCI) LEASED 2013-12. 168Y.
2 A321-131 (V2530-A5) (604, /96 TC-TUB; 614, /96 TC-TUC), HAS "WWW.MIRAY.BIZ" TITLES. TRANSFERRED FROM BESTAIR (BSR) 2010-02. 1 LEASED TO (CYP). 204Y.
2 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (675, /97 TC-ATE, 2011-10; 761, /98 TC-ATF), EX-(GUL). (MALS) LEASED 2011-10. 20C, 150Y.
1 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (808, TC-ATY), EX-(F-GUAA), MACQUARIE AIRFINANCE LEASED 2014-02. 20C, 150Y.
1 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (823, TC-ATZ), EX-(F-HBAB) 2013-12. 20C, 150Y.
1 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (2117, TC-ETR), (CGP) LEASED 2010-07. EX-(TC-KTD). 20C, 150Y.
3 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (967, /99 TC-IEF; 968, /99 TC-ETH; 974, /99 TC-ETJ), LEASED TO (SVA) AS (TC-ETH) 2009-10. 210Y.
1 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (1438, /01 TC-ETF), LEASED 2008-08. 210Y.
2 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (1878, /03 TC-ATG; 1950, /03 TC-ETV; 1953, /03 TC-ATH), EX-(EI-LVA). 31C, 118Y.
0 A330-223 (PW4168A) (358, /00 TC-ETK, 364, /00 TC-ETL), EX-(CSR), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED. WET-LEASED TO (SVA) 2009-07. RETURNED (ILF). 26C, 260Y.
0 A330-223 (PW4168A) (343, TC-ETP), (CSL) LEASED 2010-06, EX-(HB-IQO). HAS "10TH YEAR" ON TAIL 2011-10. LEASED TO (RYN) 2012-08. RETURNED FOR HAJJ OPERATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND SAUDI ARABIA 2012-09. 26C, 260Y.
3 ORDERS A340-300, EX-(VAA):
0 BOMBARDIER CRJ-700 (CF34-8C1) (10028, /01 TC-OGM; 10039, /02 TC-OGN), EX-(MSK), 2005-05. 10028; 10039; RETURNED 2007-01. 70Y.
3 +2 OPTIONS BOMBARDIER CRJ-900ER (15063, /06 TC-ETB; 15064, /06 TC-ETC, 2006-05 (SEE PHOTO); 15065, /06 TC-ETD), 90Y.
15 ORDERS BOMBARDIER CS300:
2 ORDERS EMBRAER E170.
4 ORDERS EMBRAER E175.
VURAL OGER, OWNER.
MURAT ERSOY, CHAIRMAN.
SAMI ALAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
ORTHAN COSKUN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
CAPTAIN TUNCAY MUSTAFA DOGANER, GENERAL MANAGER.
CAPTAIN REHA OZDEMIR, CHIEF PILOT.
CAPTAIN MAHMUT DEMIRELLI, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER,
KERRAR KARAGOZOGLU, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
ERKAN YILMAZ, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL.
DERYA SAYOGLU, DIRECTOR COMMERCIAL.
NECATI KAYA, DIRECTOR TRAINING.
ERCAN UZMAN, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & PARTNERS MANAGEMENT.
RECEP EMANET, SALES DIRECTOR.
YUKSEL ATAK, GROUND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
ALPER KATER, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (email@example.com) (2001-10).
IBRAHIM KIZILAY, ENGINEERING MANAGER (firstname.lastname@example.org).