Formed and started operations in 2006. dba "Tunca Havacilik." Subsidiary of Tunca Group. Domestic, regional, & international, charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
IDTM A3 Blok Kat:5
Yesilkoy, 34149 Istanbul, 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.
June 2006: Established by the Tunca Group.
September 2006: Services were suspended by the Turkish civil aviation administration following the resignations of the General Manager and a number of pilots (FC).
November 2006: Resumed operations.
November 2008: bestair (BSR) is a privately owned Turkish charter carrier operating domestic and international jet airplane services linking Istanbul and Antalya with destinations in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK.
Employees = 70.
(IATA) Code: 5F. (ICAO) Code: BST (Callsign - TUNCA).
Main Base: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST).
Hub: Antalya Airport (AYT).
bestAir (BSR) flies between Turkey and Dusseldorf, Germany for Turkish Tour Company, Miray (http://www.miray.biz).
October 2009: BestAir (BSR) has given up its operations and has stored its single MD-83 in Istanbul. Its operating license has been put on hold until it again qualifies for one when it again has three airplanes, the legal minimum for Turkish carriers.