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Established in 2002 and started operations in 2003. Scheduled international, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Athens International Airport, Building 17
GR-11528 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.
October 2002: 3 orders (May 2003) A320-232's (425; 1992; 2016), CIT (TCI) leased, for start-up of "Hellas Jet" (HEJ) in May 2003 for operations from Athens to Paris, London, and Brussels.
May 2003: 1st 3 A320-232's (425, SX-BVA; 1992, SX-BVB; 2016, SX-BVC), CIT (TCI) leased, wet-leased to Hellas Jet (HEJ). Operates to Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and Paris.
September 2003: Hellas Jet (HEJ) code share with SN Brussels (DAT), Athens to Brussels.
October 2003: In June 2004, Hellas Jet (HEJ), Athens - Zurich (daily).
May 2004: Athens - Manchester (2/week).
Cyprus Airways (CYP) raises stake in Hellas Jet (HEJ) to 75%.
June 2004: Code share with Olympic Airlines (OLY), Athens - Manchester.
November 2004: (IATA) Code: T4 - 681.
(ICAO) Code: HEJ (Callsign - HELLAS JET).
April 2005: Will cease operations next month. It has recently been losing -EUR 1.5 million/-$2 million/month.
It had been operating Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Brussels, Manchester, London Heathrow, & Paris.
May 2005: Ceases operations due to economic conditions.
Following a decision taken by Hellas Jet (HEJ) shareholders at the General Meeting of 20th April 2005, all of the company’s regular flights were suspended, as of 10th May 2005. This decision was deemed necessary as the market situation was not favourable enough to allow the company to materialize its business plans.
(HEJ) has taken all necessary measures to ensure that all passengers, who have purchased tickets for travel up to the end of May 2005, will be accepted for travel on Olympic Airlines (OLY).
Passengers who are in possession of the Company’s tickets for travel from 1st June 2005 onwards, are entitled to a refund provided they previously contact the agency who issued the tickets and these have a refund value and are valid.
For any further clarification or information, contact (HEJ) by phone on +30 210 3537267 or email email@example.com
July 2005: Parent company, Cyprus Airways (CYP) has signed an agreement with Air Miles of Greece for the commercial exploitation of Hellas Jet (HEJ). The Memo of Understanding (MOU) includes a call option on Air Miles to acquire 51% of (HEJ) shares from (CYP), and for (CYP) to sell to Air Miles its remaining 49%. Air Miles is the commercial name of Trans World Aviation S A, Greece.
September 2005: Cyprus Airways (CYP) intends to present a restructuring plan to the European Commission (EC) by next month. The government-controlled carrier, which was affected by the costs associated with the shutdown of its financially troubled Greek subsidiary Hellas Jet (HEJ) in May, posted a net loss of CYP20.4 million/$44.7 million for the first half of 2005. The (EC) approved an emergency loan of $64 million in May but further aid is subject to completion of an (EU)-approved plan to return the carrier to commercial viability. Options being looked at include the practicality of running two separate airlines within the group, possible redundancies and outsourcing. The group maintains (CYP) for scheduled flights and Eurocypria (ECY) for charter services. It operates two A319s, seven A320s and two A330-200s. The government owns 69.6% of the company with private investors holding the rest.
January 2006: Hellas Jet (HEJ) announced it will be refocusing in charter operations.
May 2006: 199 employees (including 28 Flight Crew (FC); 67 Cain Attendants (CA); & 11 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
Sabena Technics (SAB) hangar at Brussels Airport was destroyed Friday by a heavy fire that damaged three A320s plus a C-130 belonging to the Belgian Air Force, that were in the shop for heavy maintenance. One A320 belonged to Armenian airline Armavia (ARZ), which lost another A320 two days earlier when it crashed into the Black Sea. Additional A320s reportedly were owned by an Armenian entrepreneur and Hellas Jet (HEJ), which was operating them with Volare (VLR) titles.
"All four airplanes, that were in hangar 40, which is used only for heavy maintenance, are very badly damaged," Sabena Technics (SAB) spokesperson Carla Daniels confirmed. The Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) provider's offices also were located in the hangar. Authorities launched an investigation into the cause. "We don't exclude anything, but we do not suspect at this moment any malicious intent," Daniels said.
June 2006: Hellas Jet (HEJ) has become active in the field/area of chartered flights, thus being in the position to offer its services to other airlines, as well as travel agents, organizations, public and private areas, utilizing three Airbus A320-232 airplanes, with a seating capacity of 168 seats per airplane.
The commercial operation of the flights has been undertaken by a company named “Air Miles,” which is also handling all applications for charter business directly. “Air Miles” may be contacted directly through their e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or alternatively by phone +30 210 9935907.
A320-232 wet-leased to LatCharter Airlines (LAJ) as (YL-BCB) (see photo).
March 2007: A320-211 (142, SX-BVD "Pegasus"), LatCherter (LAJ) leased, in (LAJ) colors and "HELLAS JET" titles. And its name… .. "Pegasus!!" In Greek mythology, "Pegasus" was a winged horse that was the son of Poseidon. Hesiod connects the name Pegasos with the word for "spring. Everywhere the winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, an inspiring spring burst forth. Pegasus was at a well drinking silently, when the hero Bellerephon came and captured him with a golden bridle, that was given to him by the goddess Athena.
Pegasus is associated with this original significance by carrying the thunderbolts for Zeus. Pegasus is also a sign of immortality.
August 2008: MD-83 (49668, SX-BEV), EuroAir (EUP) wet-leased with "HELLAS JET" titles - - SEE PHOTO - - "HEJ-EUP-MD-83-2008-08."
September 2008: Hellas Jet (HCY) is an Athens-based charter airline serving the Greek market with flights from European destinations.
Employees = 91.
(IATA) Code: HJ - 681. (ICAO) Code: HEJ (Callsign - HELLAS JET).
Parent organization/shareholders: Air Miles (100%).
Alliances: Olympic Airlines (OLY).
Main Base: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH).
International, Scheduled Destinations: Brussels; London; Manchester; & Paris.