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Name: LOTUS AIR
7JetSet7 Code: LOU
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: CAIRO
Country: EGYPT
Employees 500
Web: lotus-air.com
Email: lotus.info@lotus-air.com
Telephone: +20 22266 6701
Fax: +20 22266 9851
Sita: CAIWWXH
Background
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LOU-JAN04

ESTABLISHED IN 1997 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
VILLA 1, EL FAREEK KAMEL HASSAS ALI STREET, SQUARE 1218
(BEHIND SHERATON HELIOPOLIS HOTEL)
HELIOPOLIS, CAIRO, EGYPT

EGYPT (ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT): POPULATION: 72 MILLION. ESTABLISHED IN 1922. EGYPT'S HUGE AND GROWING POPULATION, IS AMONG THE BEST-EDUCATED - AND WORST EMPLOYED - IN THE ARAB WORLD. IN THE LAST 50 YEARS, SINCE NATIONALISTS OUSTED A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY, AND THE LAST VESTIGES OF BRITISH CONTROL, EGYPT HAS BEEN DEMOCRATIC, BUT AUTHORITARIAN. COVERS AN AREA OF 1,001,449 SQ KM, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS CAIRO, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.

NOVEMBER 1997: HEADED BY CAPTAIN ALY EL DASHTY, EX-SHOROUK (SHO) AIRLINES.

EUROPE TO EGYPT.

1 ORDER (DECEMBER 1997) A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (371), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED, EX-ONUR AIR.

DECEMBER 1997: TO LEASE 2ND A320 FROM (ILF). TO START OPERATIONS PRIOR TO DELIVERY OF NEW A320 IN MAY 1998.

FEBRUARY 1998: "C" AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE CHECK, TECHNICAL SUPPORT, & LIGHT MAINTENANCE FROM (GAMCO) (GUL), FOR A320 (371), (ILF) LEASED.

APRIL 1998: 127 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 68 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS MT)).

12,600 SQ M, MAINTENANCE HANGAR.

MAY 1998: A320-211 (CFM56-5B4/P) (371) LEASED TO SABRE AIRWAYS (SBE), UNTIL JULY 1998.

JULY 1998: A320-211 (371) RETURNED FROM SABRE AIRWAYS (SBE).

DECEMBER 1998: A321-131 (364), ONUR (ONU) WET-LEASED 6 MONTHS.

FEBRUARY 1999: 1 ORDER (MAY 1999) A320-212 (937, SU-LBC).

MARCH 1999: A320-200 (CFM56-5A3) DELIVERY.

MAY 1999: A320-212 (CFM56-5) (937, SU-LBC), DEBIS (DEA) 10 YEAR LEASED.

AUGUST 2000: SITA CODE: CAIZZ8Q.

2 ORDERS (MAY 2003) A320'S, (CIT) GROUP (TCI) LEASED, FOR CHARTERS TO ENGLAND, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND, AND AUSTRIA.

JANUARY 2001: 1 A320-214 (1372, SU-LBD), (GECAS) (GEF) LEASED.

MAY 2001: A320-214 (1372, SU-LBD) WET-LEASED TO AIR 2000 (ATZ).

AUGUST 2001: 1 A320 (CFM56) (814) WET-LEASED OMAN AIR (OMR).

OCTOBER 2001: A320-214 (1372, SU-LBD) RETURNED FROM (ATZ).

DECEMBER 2001: (lotusae@internetegypt.com).

JANUARY 2002: A320-212 (814) RETURNED FROM OMAN (OMR) LEASED TO GHANA (GHN).

July 2002: 1 A320-200 (1413, SU-LBE), ex-Sabena (SAB), SALE (SIL) 2 year leased.

June 2003: 360 employees.

SITA: CAISMXH.

September 2003: A319-112 (629, SU-LBF) delivery.

January 2004: INCDT: (LOU) A320 was damaged at Paris (CDG) when an (APU) caught fire and a 40cm/16ins-diameter hole was discovered in the fuselage. The A320 was grounded by French authorities after the pilot (FC) refused to file an accident report.

December 2004: 500 employees.

May 2005: 370 employees (including 30 Flight Crew (FC); 90 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 30 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

Hubs: Abu Simbel airport (ABS); Aswan airport (ASW); Sharm el-Sheikh airport (SSH); Hurghada airport (HRG); & Luxor airport (LXR).

International, Scheduled Destinations: Larnaca; & London.

A320-233 (743, SU-LBG), ex-ValuAir (VLU), AerCap (DEA) leased.

June 2005: A320-214 (1372, B-2650) leased to Spring Airlines (CQH). A320-233 (739, SU-LBH), ex-ValuAir (VLU), AerCap (DEA) leased.

April 2007: A320-212 (937), returned to lessor and Karthago Airlines (KAG) wet-leased to new start-up KoralBlue Airlines (KBL).

December 2010: Lotus Air (LOU) is a privately held Egyptian charter airline flying jet airplanes, mostly to and from Europe.

(IATA) Code: T2. (ICAO) Code: TAS (Callsign - LOTUS FLOWER).

Main Base: Cairo International Airport (CAI).

January 2011: A320-214 (1054, SU-LBJ), returned to lessor.

Fleet:
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LOU-A319-112

November 2017:

1 A319-112 (CFM56-5B6/2P) (629, /96 SU-LBF "NAKHAL"), ARKAIR LSD 2003-09.

0 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (371, /92 SU-LBA "THE SPIRIT OF EGYPT"), (ILF) 5 YR LSD, EX-(ONU), GAMCO (GUL) MAINT, (TIA) LSD, RTND. 174Y.

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (937, /98 SU-LBC), (DEA) 10 YR LSD 1999-05. RTND, LST (KBL) 2007-04. 174Y.

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (814, /98 SU-LBB), (ILF) LSD, WET-LST (OMR) 2001-09, WET-LST (GHN) 2002-01. WET-LST (YBG) TIL 2002-08. RTND, LST (VLR) 2004-06. 174Y.

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/2P) (1054, /99 SU-LBJ), DELVAUX AIRCRAFT LSG LSD 2007-11. RF (KUW). RTND 2011-01. 18C, 129Y.

1 +1 ORDER A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/2) (1372, /00 SU-LBD), (TCI) LSD 2001-01, WET-LST (ATZ) 2001-01, RF (ATZ) 2001-10. 1372 LST (CQH) 2005-06. 174Y.

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/2) (1413, /01 SU-LBE), EX-(SAB), (SIL) 2 YR LSD 2002-07, RF (OMR) 2002-09. RTND 2004-06. 174Y.

1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (667, /97 SU-LBI), AIRCASTLE LSD 2006-11. 174Y.

2 A320-233 (V2527-A5) (739, /97 SU-LBH, 2006-06; 743, /97 SU-LBG, 2006-05), EX-(VLU), (DEA) LSD. N162Y.

1 A321-131 (V2530-A5) (364), (ONU) WET-LSD.

Management:
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CAPTAIN ALI EL DASHTI, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER, EX-(SHO).

JAMAL BOURESLI, MANAGING DIRECTOR TO (LOC).

ADNAN ALFALAH, GENERAL MANAGER.

CAPTAIN SHERIF EL MESSERI, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

CAPTAIN MOHAMED EL KOURNY, DIRECTOR OPERATIONAL SAFETY & QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).

MAHMOUD ELMEGIED, DIRECTOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT).

NABIL NASSIF, DIRECTOR TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT.

OSAMA AL GHANDOUR, DIRECTOR FINANCIAL DEPT.

TALAAT MOHAMED, DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT.

MOHMED ADEL, DIRECTOR COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT.

 
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