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Name: SKY WINGS
7JetSet7 Code: GSW
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: GLYFADA
Country: GREECE
Employees 50
Web: skywings.gr
Email: accountablemanager@skywings.gr
Telephone: +30 210 960 2100
Fax: +30 210 960 2151
Sita:
Background
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Formed in 2004 and started operations in 2006. Domestic, regional, & international, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
Vouliagmenis 58, Voula
166 75 Athens, Greece

GREECE (HELLENIC REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1822, COVERS AN AREA OF 131,957 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 10.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ATHENS, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS GREEK.

November 2008: MD-83 (49856, SX-BTG), wet-leased to (MXA) Airlines.

February 2009: Sky Wings Airlines (GSW) flights are operated under the name "UK Jet" (a sister company) and were on behalf and in cooperation with XL Airways (SBE), that has now ceased operations.

Employees = 50.

July 2009: Skyways Aviation arranged the purchase of one MD-83 (49627, SX-BTM) from AerCap (DEA) on behalf of AP Finance. The airplane will be leased to SkyWings Airlines (GSW) of Greece.

October 2009: 757-200 (27204, SX-BTH - - SEE PHOTO - - "GSW-757-2009-10"), delivery. This airplane will operate between Tehran and Kish, Iran and on behalf of other Greek companies.

January 2011: Sky Wings Airlines (GSW) is a Greek charter operator serving the tourist market. (ACMI) wet-lease services are also provided.

(IATA) Code: ND. (ICAO) Code: GSW (Callsign - ARROW JET).

Parent organization/shareholders: Sunny Smile (51%); and privately owned (49%).

Main Base: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International airport (ATH).

A320-231 (405, N405MX), ex-Mexicana (CMA), (IAL) leased.

May 2011: Skyworld Aviation and Prisma Aviation Services have arranged the purchase of four Avro RJ 100s for Sky Wings Airlines (GSW) of Greece, from Aegean Airlines (CRM). Skyworld acted on behalf of (GSW), while Prisma acted on behalf of (CRM). The sale includes spare parts and tooling as well as support from (CRM) on training and maintenance during the phase-in period.

September 2011: MD-83 (49627, SX-BTM), leased to newly started Greek charter operator, Aeolian Airlines (AEL).

October 2011: MD-82 (53232, SX-BTL), ferried from Athens to Kiev, for wet-lease to Khors Air (KHO).

February 2012: Sky Wings (GSW) has transferred one of its two A320-200s to its subsidiary Sky Wings Asia Airlines (IATA) Code: ZA based in Phnom Penh and is operating the other A320-200 on a wet-lease contract between Denpasar and Hong Kong, operating for Aviastar Mandiri ((IATA) code MV, based in Jakarta Halim airport).

June 2012: Sky Wings (GSW) has wet-leased its A320-200 (376, SX-BTP) to nasair (NAZ), which operates 9 A320-200s by itself but regularly adds third party capacity for charter services during the Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage seasons.

August 2012: Livingston Air (LDI) has temporarily taken over some of the routes left unserved following the collapse of Italian low-cost carrier (LCC) Windjet (WJT). Livingston (LDI) is operating some flights from Catania Fontanarossa (CTA) to Barcelona El Prat International (BCN), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Copenhagen Kastrup (CPH), Rimini Federico Fellini International (RMI) and St Petersburg Pulkovo (LED), from Palermo Falcone e Borsellino International (PMO) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), as well as from Rimini Federico Fellini International (RMI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Bucharest Otopeni Henri Coanda International (OTP), Copenhagen Kastrup (CPH), Moscow Domodedovo International (DME), Kiev Borispol (KBP), Prague Ruzyne (PRG), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rostov (ROV) and St Petersburg Pulkovo (LED). Flights to Eastern Europe are operated by Livingston (LDI) itself with an A320-200 based in Rimini, while the domestic flights and routes to Central and Western Europe are operated by two Medallion Air (MDP) MD-83s on a wet-lease basis. Livingston (LDI) currently wet-leases A320-200 (SX-BTP) from Sky Wings (GSW) and MD-83s YR-HBE (49396, YR-HBE; 49950, YR-HBY) from Medallion Air (MDP). Given it had never operated scheduled services before, it currently sells its flights scheduled until October 27 in cooperation with Trawel Fly (based at Milan Orio al Serio airport (BGY)). It is not yet clear if it plans to continue to operate these services in cooperation with various tour operators in the medium term.

October 2012: Romania's Aerostar S A was selected by Sky Wings Airlines (GSW) of Greece to perform work including a "C" Check and complete landing gear replacement on one A320-200. Maintenance is being carried out in the Aerostar Bacau new 5,000 sq m hangar which opened in May, doubling the company’s commercial airplane Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) capacity.

January 2013: Sky Wings Airlines ((IATA) Code: ND, based at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International airport (ATH)) (GSW) has at least temporarily suspended operations in early November with its remaining fleet of a single A320-200 (376, SX-BTP), ARJ-100 (3343, SX-DMB) and MD-83 (49627, SX-BTM). Its scheduled flights between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International (ATH) and Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) airports have been transferred to its partner carrier Khors Aircompany (IATA) Code: KO, based at Kiev Borispol airport (KBP)) (KHO) which still offers three weekly services on the route in cooperation with Greek tour operator, "Sunny Smile."

October 2014: The Greek Air Traffic Controller Association (GATCA) has announced strike action October 4 and 5, which will disrupt flights over Europe. The (GATCA) is protesting against a ministerial decision that would give the Public Debt Management Agency access to airport fees. (GATCA) fears this money could be used for the massive financial debts of the Greece state instead using it to increase flight safety.

The air traffic controllers said they will also submit a petition to European Parliament. (GATCA) said travelers should expect delays and flight cancellations.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
GSW-757-2009-10
GSW-757-29J-2009-09

April 2016:

0 757-29J (PW2037) (591-27204, /94 SX-BTH - - SEE PHOTO - - "GSW-757-2009-10"), LSD 2009-10, EX-(N410JR). (FAT) WET-LSD (AOL) 2005-01, (AGAIN) 2006-11, EX-(B-27007). (ETOPS) EQ'PD. RTND. 218Y.

1 MD-82 (53232, SX-BTL), FERRIED ATHENS - KIEV 2011-10, FOR WET-LEASE TO (KHO).

3 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1675-49856, /89 SX-BTG; 1687-49857, /90 SX-BTF; 1906-49949, /91 SX-BSW), (GEF) LSD. 49856; 49857; WET-LST (SAW). 161Y.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1580-49627, /89 SX-BTM), BF (DEA) 2009-07. LST (AEL) 2011-09. 170Y.

1 A320-200 (376, SX-BTP), WET-LST NASAIR (NAZ) FOR PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2012-07.

1 A320-231 (V2500-A1) (405, /93 N405MX), EX-(CMA). (IAL) LSD 2011-01. 12C, 138Y.

4 AVRO RJ 100 (3343, SX-DMB), EX-(CRM) 2011-05.

Management:
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GREGORIS COMNINOS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (GSW) & (UKJ).

IOANNIS ANOGIATIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR

 
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