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Name: CYPRUS TURKISH AIRLINES (KTHY)
7JetSet7 Code: KHT
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: NICOSIA
Country: NORTHERN CYPRUS
Employees 270
Web: kthy.net
Email: info@kthy.net
Telephone: +90 392 228 3758
Fax: +90 392 228 0892
Sita: ECNOWYK
Background
(definitions)

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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1975. NATIONAL AIRLINE. A K A KIBRIS TURK HAVA YOLLARI. DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
BEDREDDIN DEMIREL AVENUE
PO BOX 735
YENISEHIR/NICOSIA, NORTHERN CYPRUS

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.

Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) covers an area of 3,355 sq km, its population is 0.2 million, its capital city is Nicosia, and its official language is Turkish.

JUNE 1996: TO ADANA, ANKARA, ANTALYA, ISTANBUL, IZMIR, AND LONDON. BASED IN ERCAN.

THE TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTH CYPRUS IS ONLY RECOGNIZED BY TURKEY.

TURKISH AIRLINES (THY) OWNS 50%. NOW NAMED "KIBRIS TURKISH AIRLINES" (KIBRIS TURK HAVA YOLLARI).

3 727-200'S, (THY) LEASED, AND 1 A310-200 (CF6-80A3), (AFA) LEASED.

1 A310-300 (CF6-80C2A2), EX-(SUD).

SEPTEMBER 1996: 3/3 ORDERS (December 1996) MD-90-30'S (V2527).

NOVEMBER 1996: PURCHASED 1 727-200, EX-(THY).

DECEMBER 1996: 1ST MD-90-30 (53554) TO REPLACE 727-200'S.

FEBRUARY 1997: TURKISH (CAA) TOLD (KHT) TO ESTABLISH AN ENGINEERING & PLANNING ORGANIZATION TO MONITOR MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, & ALL MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS DOCUMENTATION.

MARCH 1997: KEMAL YALCIN, GENERAL MANAGER, EX-GENERAL IN TURKISH AIR FORCE, REPLACES CAPTAIN FERDA ONES.

APRIL 1997: 2 MD-90-30'S DELIVERIES (V2525-D5).

JUNE 1997: 2 727-2F2'S (20981; 20983), (THY) LEASED.

SEPTEMBER 1997: CAPTAIN AYTEKIN BILGI, GENERAL MANAGER; CAPTAIN GUNDUZ COKGEZ, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE; AND MEHMET GUNDAL, TECHNICAL MANAGER.

OCTOBER 1997: NEZIHI UNSAL, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

DECEMBER 1997: RETURNS 2 MD-90-30ER'S TO LONG BEACH. REDUCING MANPOWER IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. MD-90'S STORED AT MARANA, ARIZONA.

JANUARY 1998: TO RETURN 3 MD-90-30'S TO BOEING (TBC), & REPLACE WITH 10 737-400'S, EX-(THY).

APRIL 1998: 269 EMPLOYEES.

AUGUST 1998: 2 MD-90'S, SHORT-TERM LEASE, TO TURKISH AIRLINES (THY).

SEPTEMBER 1998: MR ZEKIZIYA, GENERAL MANAGER, REPLACES CAPTAIN AYTEKIN BILGI.

APRIL 1999: 2 ORDERS (APRIL 2000) 737-800'S, TO REPLACE 727-200'S. 2 ORDERS (MAY 1999) A310'S, EX-(THY).

269 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1999: 2 A310-203'S, EX-(THY) (CF6-80A3) (386, TC-JCO). A310-304 (418), RETURNED TO LESSOR.

DECEMBER 1999: (LOI) 2 ORDERS (APRIL 2000) 737-800'S, SUNROCK (SNR) LEASED, TO REPLACE 2 727-200'S.

APRIL 2000: TO OPERATE TO TURKEY, ISRAEL, UK, GERMANY, AND OTHER MAJOR DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE.

(http://www.kthy.net).

2 737-8S3'S, (SNR) LEASED (29246, TC-MSO; 29247, TC-MZZ). WILL REPLACE 4 727-200'S, AND 2 A310-200'S.

SEPTEMBER 2000: 2 ORDERS 737-800'S, TO REPLACE 727-200'S.

APRIL 2001: 709 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 67 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 86 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(alikorakan@kthy.net).

ANTALYA - LONDON (LHR) (WEEKLY).

1 ORDER (MAY 2001) 737-800, (GEF) LEASED.

MAY 2001: 1 737-86N (840-28645, TC-MAO) DELIVERY.

MARCH 2002: SITA: ECNOWYK. (info@kthy.net).

APRIL 2002: 709 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 67 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 86 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT).

MAIN BASE: ERCAN AIRPORT (ECN).

OWNERS: KONSOLIDE FONU INKISAF SANDIGI (50%); TURKISH AIRLINES (THY) (50%).

SITA: ECNBBYK.

September 2002: 3 727-200's (20981; 20983; 22287) sold to Buraq Airlines, Libya.

March 2003: In May 2003, Ercan - Antalya - Zurich (737-800, weekly).

April 2003: 709 employees (including 67 Flight Crew (FC), 86 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 4 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

August 2003: 757-200, Atlasjet International (ABE) wet-leased.

March 2004: A321-211 (2117), ex-Volare (VLR), delivery.

April 2004: 709 employees (including 67 Flight Crew (FC), 86 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 4 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

A321-211, Boullioun (BOU) leased.

July 2004: A321-211 (CFM56-5B) (1012, TC-KTY), ex-Sabena (SAB), BAE Trading & Services 5 year leased.

September 2006: Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT) is the national airline of the internationally unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, operating scheduled, jet airplane services from Nicosia to Turkey, and to the UK (via Turkey). Charters to European destinations mainly in Germany, are also operated via the Turkish mainland.

Employees = 726 (including 48 Flight Crew (FC); 95 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 45 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: YK - 056. (ICAO) Code: KYV (Callsign - AIRKIBRIS).

Parent organization/shareholders: Konsolide Fonu Inkisaf Sandigi (50%); & Ada Havayollari (50%) - bought from Turkish government in 2005.

Main Base: Ercan Airport (ECN). SITA: ECNOWYK.

Domestic scheduled destinations: Adana; Ankara; Antalya; Dalaman; Istanbul; & Izmir.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Ercan; London; & Manchester.

October 2005: A310-203 (386, TC-JCO), in Turkish Airlines (THY) colors.

November 2006: Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT) applied to operate direct flights from Ercan to London with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA).

May 2007: Starts Ercan - Dalaman - Birmingham, using 737-800s.

June 2008: Employees = 270.

March 2009: A320-232 (308, TC-TCC), Turkuaz (TKZ) wet-leased - - SEE PHOTO - - "KHT-A320-232-2009-03."

April 2009: 737-86N (35643, TC-CTA), delivery.

February 2010: AtlasJet Airlines (ABE) has added both ex-BestAir (BSR) A321-100s to its fleet and has wet-leased one of them to Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT).

June 2010: Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT) has been forced to suspend operations on June 21, when it lost its air operating certificate (AOC) because of financial difficulties. (KHT) had operated four 737-800 and an A321-200 on services from Ercan in Northern Cyprus to destinations in Turkey and the UK.

August 2010: Atlasjet (ABE) has signed an agreement with the administration of Northern Cyprus to create a new carrier based in Ercan in 2011, that will become the successor of Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KHT). (KHT) has suspended operations after losing its air operator certificate (AOC) because of financial difficulties earlier this year. Atlasjet (ABE) will take a 51% in the new airline. It has taken over some former Cyprus Turkish (KHT) routes and an ex-(KHT) A321-200 in the meantime.

Fleet:
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KHT-A310
KHT-A320-232-APR09
KHT-MD-81

August 2010:

0 727-2F2 (JT8D-15) (1085-20980, /74 TC-JBF "ADANA;" 1086-20981, /74 TC-JBG "YAVRUVATAN;" 1088-20983, /74 TC-JBJ "BESPARMAK"), EX-(THY), GROUNDED. FOR SALE. 20980 LSD BACK TO (THY). 20981; 20983; ST (PTB) 2002-09. ALL WFU. 164Y.

0 727-228 (JT8D) (1710-22287, /81 TC-JEC "YESILADA"), EX-(AFA)/(THY). GROUNDED. FOR SALE. ST (PTB) 2002-09.

10 ORDERS 737-400 (CFM56-3), EX-(THY), CANCELLED:

0 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (840-28645, /01 TC-MAO "KARPAZ;" 2884-35643, TC-CTA, 2009-04 - - SEE PHOTO - - "KHT-737-86N-2009-06"), (GEF) LSD 7 YRS. RTND. LST ORENAIR 2011-03. 177Y.

0 737-8S3 (CFM56-7B26) (475-29246, /00 TC-MSO "MAGUSA;" 493-29247, /00 TC-MZZ, "GUZELYURT"), (SNR) LSD 2000-04. RTNHD. 177Y.

0 757-2G5 (RB211-535E4) (173-24176, TC-OGD), (ABE) WET-LSD 2003-08. RTND. 219Y.

0 MD-81 (986-48053, 3D-JET), JETRAN LSD 2005-02. RTND.

0 MD-82 (1070-49119, 3D-ABV), LST ACVILA AIR (RRM), WET-LST RWANDAIR EXPRESS (RWA) 2004-05. WET-LST (ATX) 2005-03. RTND.

0 MD-90-30 (V2525-D5) (2166-53554, /97), 3 RTND TO (MDC).

0 A310-203 (CF6-80A3) (172, /82 TC-JYK "ERENKOY"), EX-(DLH), (AFA) LSD. RTND. 230Y.

0 A310-203 (CF6-80A3) (386, /85 TC-JCO "LEFKOZA"), EX-(THY) 1999-05, IN (THY) COLORS. RTND. 246Y.

0 A310-304 (CF6-80C2A2) (418, TC-TMT), EX-(SUD), RTND 1999-05.

0 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (3308, /07 TC-TCD), (TKZ) WET-LSD 2009-03. RTND. 180Y.

0 A321-211 (CFM56-5B) (1012, /99 TC-KTY "LEFKE"), EX-(SAB), BAE TRADING & SVCS 5 YR LSD 2004-07. RTND. 209Y.

0 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (1451, /01 TC-KTC "GIRNE;" 2117, /03 TC-KTD "ISKELE," 2004-03), EX-(VLR), (BOU) LSD. RTND. 209Y.

Management:
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AHMET DERYA, CHAIRMAN.

ENIS OKAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

CAPTAIN HAKAN ORTAC, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (ECNOZYK).

CAPTAIN KORAY GURLER, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER (ECNOZYK).

CAPTAIN FAIK DUYMAZ, CHIEF PILOT.

CAPTAIN ILYAS KARAGULLE, 737 FLEET MANAGER.

NEZIHI UNSAL, ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (1997-10).

SUMER GARIP, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL (ECNTEYK),
(kthy-garip@kktc.net).

BURHAN CAGLAYAN, QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER.

LISANI KOZAL, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER (1999-10).

YALCIN TOROS, AIR SAFETY OFFICER.

 
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