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Name: MD AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: MDR
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: REYKJAVIK
Country: ICELAND
Employees 80
Web: mdairlines.is
Email:
Telephone: +354 570 7800
Fax: +354 570 7801
Sita: REKOWIL
Background
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ESTABLISHED IN 1997. ORIGINALLY NAMED "MK FLUGFELAGID," WHO USED TO OPERATE DC-8 CARGO AIRPLANES. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Address:
Hamraborg 12
IS-200 Kopavogur, Iceland

Iceland (the Republic of Iceland) was established in 1918, covers an area of 103,000 sq km, its population is 0.3 million, its capital city is Reykjavik, and its official language is Icelandic.

MAY 2000: STARTS CHARTER OPERATIONS ON BEHALF OF SWEDISH TOUR OPERATOR, DESTINATION EUROPA/TRAFFIC EUROPA. 1ST SERVICE FROM STOCKHOLM, TO BOLOGNA (MD-81). IN SUMMER, TO ALICANTE, NICE, EDINBURGH, MALAGA, AND THESSALONIKI.

JUNE 2000: 1 MD-81 (48003), EX-SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS), CREDIT LYONNAIS LEASED, HAS "www.trafficeuropa.se" ON FUSELAGE.

MARCH 2001: 1 MD-83 (49449, TF-MDB), EX-AERO LLOYD (ACH).

OCTOBER 2001: IN NOVEMBER 2001, LULEA - STOCKHOLM (ARLANDA).

CREATES A SUBSIDIARY, "MD KALLAX" TO START SERVICE IN SCANDINAVIA, AND COMPETE WITH (SAS), BETWEEN DENMARK, NORWAY, AND SWEDEN, WITH CHEAP FARES. NOW HAS WHITE FUSELAGE, WITH YELLOW "MD" AND WEBSITE "www.trafficeuropa.se" ON REAR UPPER FUSELAGE.

APRIL 2002: 80 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 22 FLIGHT CREW (FC); 46 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA); & 1 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.mdairlines.is). SITA: REKOW1L.

(TELEPHONE: +354 570 7800). (FAX: +354 570 7801).

MAIN BASE: STOCKHOLM - ARLANDA (ARN).

July 2002: 1 MD-83 (49602, TF-MDD), ex-Aero Lloyd (ACH), Chricor Equipment Finance.

September 2002: Had one of its tour operators, "Traffic Europa," file for bankruptcy, and all Traffic Europa services, between Stockholm (Arlanda) and Malaga, were canceled.

October 2002: MD-83 (1540-49823, TF-MDE), returned to Triton (TIA).

December 2002: Will base 1 MD-83 at Newcastle, for the summer 2003 season. 1 MD-83 to be wet-leased to Belinjet in February 2003, for operations, Berlin (Schoenfeld) to Milan (Malpensa), Municih, and Paris (Beauvais). 1 MD-83 (49602) wet-leased to Alisea (ALZ). MD-83 (53014) returned to Aero Lloyd (ACH).

February 2003: MD-83 (1740-53014, TC-MDC), (ACH) leased (again), wet-leased to BerlinJet. After a few operations between Berlin Schoenefeld and Munich, Milan, and Paris, and numerous delays, BerlinJet suspended operations.

May 2003: MD-83 (1740-53014, TF-MDC) returned to Aerolloyd (ACH).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
MDR-MD-81

November 2005:

0 MD-81 (JT8D-217A) (944-48003, /80 TF-MDA), EX-(SAS), CREDIT LYONNAIS LSD 6/00, RTND 2/02. 162Y.

0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1354-49449, /87 TF-MDB, 3/01; 1740-53014, 6/01, TF-MDC), (ACH) 4 YR LSD. 49449 RTT (ACH) 11/02. 53014 RTND 12/02. 53014, (ACH) LSD (AGAIN), WET-LST BERLINJET 2/03. 53014 RTND (ACH) 5/03. 162Y.

0 MD-83 (1540-49823, TF-MDE), RTT (TIA) 10/02, LST (SPR). 162Y.

1 MD-83 (49602, TF-MDD), EX-(ACH), CHRICOR LSD 7/02, WET-LST (ALZ) TIL 9/03.

Management:
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MARTIN GARDSTEDT, CEO & CHAIRMAN (REKMDCR) (ihi@mdairlines.is).

INGIMAR INGIMARSSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

HAILDON HALLDORSSON, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

VIDAR HJARTARSON, TECHNICAL/MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (REKMDCR)
(vh@mdairlines.is).

 
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