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FIH-2005-11-A-FISCHER TO CHARTER AIR
STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1997. FORMERLY FISCHER AIR. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
56, 17 STYCZNIA STR
02-146 WARSAW, POLAND
Poland (Republic of Poland) was established in 1918. It covers an area of 312,683 km. Its official language is Polish. The population is 40 million. The capital city is Warsaw.
APRIL 1997: OPERATOR OWNED BY FISCHER REISEN TRAVEL AGENCY.
OPERATES CHARTER FLIGHTS TO BULGARIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, EGYPT, GREECE, MALTA, SPAIN, TUNISIA, AND TURKEY. ALSO SCHEDULED SERVICES.
2 737-300'S DELIVERIES AFTER MODIFICATION WORK AT TRAMCO, (27469 & 27910). 1ST CHARTER FLIGHT TO PALMA DE MALLORCA.
SEPTEMBER 1997: HIGH CAPACITY SUCCESS OF OPERATION HAS GENERATED SUGGESTION OF +4 AIRPLANES BEFORE 2000.
OCTOBER 1997: CONSIDERING 3RD 737 FOR NEXT SUMMER & CONCENTRATING ON A 1999 AIRPLANE. CONTINUES TO OPERATE 2 737-300'S TO FULL CAPACITY WITH AVERAGE 14 HOURS/DAY WITH EXCELLENT RELIABILITY.
MARCH 1998: 737-300 "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT CZECH AIRLINES (CSA).
AUGUST 1998: (CFM56-3) MAINTENANCE CONTRACT TO SABENA TECHNICS (SAB).
1 ORDER (1999-04) 737-36N, EX-GECAS (GEH) (28590).
APRIL 1999: 118 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 27 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 49 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 20 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
(http://www.fischer.cz). (email@example.com). SITA: PRGZ08F.
NOVEMBER 1999: STARTS OPERATIONS FROM BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA, & OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC AS FISCHER AIR.
APRIL 2000: 170 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 39 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 75 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 21 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
JANUARY 2001: 1 737-300 WET-LEASED TO JORDAN AVIATION (JOR), FOR OPERATIONS FROM CAIRO TO LUXOR AND ASWAN.
APRIL 2001: 120 EMPLOYEES (INCL 39 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 75 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 21 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
JANUARY 2002: MICHAL TOMIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, RESIGNED TO JOIN TRAVEL SERVICE (TSF). VACLAV FISCHER, CEO AND OWNER.
MARCH 2002: 170 EMPLOYEES. (http://www.fischer-air.cz).
(TELEPHONE: +420 (2) 20 11 61 70). (FAX: +420 (2) 20 11 54 39).
April 2002: 170 employees (including 39 Flight Crew (FC); 75 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 21 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
Owners/Shareholders: Vaclav Fischer (100%).
Main Base: Prague (Ruzyne) (PRG).
Fischer Air (FIH) operates exclusively for Czech tour operator Fischer to >30 destinations in more than 10 European and African countries. Also operates ad hoc charter flights.
July 2003: 158 employees (including 38 Flight Crew (FC), 80 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 20 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(firstname.lastname@example.org). SITA: PRGTO8F.
(Telephone: +420 221 636211). (FAX: +420 221 636517).
August 2003: Faces bankruptcy charges initiated by (CSA) Czech Airlines and the Czech state-owned airport authority, Ceska Sprava Letist (CSL), who are claiming debts of CZK 36 Million/$1.24 Million. Fischer Air (FIH)'s travel agency parent, Cestovni Kancelar Fischer, is also in financial difficulties and the Komercni Banka has a court order to seize the assets of owner Vaclav Fischer against debts of CZK 100 Million/$3.4 Million.
Owner Vaclav Fischer had some CZK 400 Million/$13.8 Million of debt with the Komercni Banka taken over by Atlantik Financial Markets, a concern controlled by Czech natural gas and oil baron, Karel Komarek. Following the agreement, Komercni Banka ceased the seizure of company assets and Fischer's personal possessions. Fischer's companies owe an additional CZK 60 Million to the airport authority and (CSA), which is being negotiated.
May 2004: 737-300 wet-leased to Air One (ADH).
August 2004: 737-300 wet-leased to Air Polonia (APL).
June 2005: Fischer Air (FIH) operates for tour operator Fischer, to over 30 destinations in more than 10 African and European countries. Charter, jet airplane flights for other clients are also available.
158 employees (including 38 Flight Crew (FC); 80 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 20 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: 8F. (ICAO) Code: FFR (Callsign - FISCHER).
Parent organization/shareholders: Vaclav Fischer (100%).
Main Base: Prague Ruzyne (PRG).
International, Scheduled Destination: Malta.
Fischer Air Polska signs with Lufthansa (DLH) Systems for its Flight Management System navigation database services.
1 757-2Q8 (PW2040) (24965, SP-FVP), ex-Mexicana, (AWW) AWAS leased for Fischer Air Poland operations from Poland. 1 order 757-23A (25490, SP-FVR), ex-AeroMexico (AMX), AWAS (AWW) leased.
November 2005: The original Fischer Air suspended operations, however, the Polish sister company, Fischer Air Polska (FIH) continues to operate. Fischer Air has been re-branded as "Charter Air" to avoid confusion with its charter subsidiary, Fischer Air Polska (FIH).
Founder Vaclav Fischer departed both carriers.
December 2005: 757-230 (24747, SP-FVK), ex-Condor (CDF), Guggenheim Aviation Partnets (GUG) leased for Fischer Air Poland (FIH) operations.
January 2006: Fischer Air Poland (FIH) announced it plans to expand its network this year. The airline plans to add new routes to Cuba, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.
February 2006: Fischer Air Polska (FIH) has been taken over by Polish tour operator podroze.tv (PTV). It is expected to be re-branded and to add a fourth 757-200 to its fleet later this year.
March 2006: 737-36N (28590), returned, leased to CentralWings (CWG).
April 2006: Fischer Air Polska (FIH) operates charter jet airplane flights out of Poland to the Mediterranean resort areas, together with flights to the Canary Islands, Kenya, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Dominican Republic.
Parent organization/shareholders: Podroze (100%).
Main Base: Warsaw Frederic Chopin airport (WAW).