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Name: BESTAIR
7JetSet7 Code: BSR
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ISTANBUL
Country: TURKEY
Employees 150
Web: flybestair.com
Email: info@bestair.com
Telephone: +90 212 465 40 55
Fax: +90 212 465 40 58
Sita:
Background
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Formed and started operations in 2006. dba "Tunca Havacilik." Subsidiary of Tunca Group. Domestic, regional, & international, charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.

Address:
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).

(http://www.flybestair.com). (info@flybestair.com).

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.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
BSR-A321 NOV07
BSR-A321-131 AUG07
BSR-MD-82 TC-TUA

October 2009:

1 MD-82 (JT8D-217) (1090-49138, /82 TC-TUA "TAMCELIK"), WET-LST ONUR IN ONURAIR COLORS. LATER, 2009-10, WFU & STORED AT ISTANBUL. 160Y.

0 A321-131 (V2530-A5) (604, /96 TC-TUB; 614, /96 TC-TUC), HAS "WWW.MIRAY.BIZ" TITLES. BOTH SENT TO ATLASJET AIRLINES (ABE) FLEET 2010-02. 210Y.

Management:
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BAHTISEN TUNCA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

TEOMAN TOSUN, GENERAL MANAGER.

 
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