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Name: PRINCESS AIR LINES
7JetSet7 Code: PRL
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ATHENS
Country: GREECE
Employees 450
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Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1993. FORMERLY "VENUS AIRLINES" (PRL). INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

GREECE (HELLENIC REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1822, COVERS AN AREA OF 131,957 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 11 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ATHENS, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS GREEK.

DECEMBER 1995: VENUS AIRLINES (PRL) HUB IS HERAKLION AIRPORT.

(PRL) OPERATES CHARTERS TO ARAXOS CHIOS, CRETE/CHANIA, KALAMATA, KARPATHOS, KEFALLONIA, LEMNOS MITILINI, MYKONOS, PREVEZA, RHODES, SAMOS, SANTORINI, SKIATHOS, THASSOS/KAVALA, THESSALONIKI, VOLOS, AND ZAKYN.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) TO (CNL). 3 757-200'S MAINTAINED BY MONARCH AIRLINES (MON).

APRIL 1996: 2 727-200'S (21851), SAFAIR (SFA) 3 YEAR LEASED. EXTENDED LEASE OF 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (25268) FOR 1 YEAR.

450 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 70 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 23 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

OCTOBER 1996: LOCAL MEDIA REPORTS VENUS AIRLINES (VNS) OWES $7.4 MILLION IN BACK TAXES TO GOVERNMENT WHICH COULD RESULT IN SUSPENSION OF AIR OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE (AOC).

APRIL 1997: 1 757-2YO (25268) RETURNED TO (ILF), LEASED TO BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB).

SEPTEMBER 1997: 1 DC-9-21 (JT8D-11) (47305), EX-VALUJET (VAU), AMTEC JET LEASED, EX-SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES (SAS).

APRIL 1998: 450 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 70 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 23 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

MAY 1998: DC-9-21 (47305) SOLD TO COMTRAN INTERNATIONAL, TEXAS.

JULY 1998: RENAMED FROM "VENUS AIRLINES" TO "PRINCESS AIR LINES" (PRL).

1 737-3Q8 (24470), EX-GARUDA INDONESIA (GIA), (AFD) LEASED.

FEBRUARY 1999: PRINCESS AIRLINES (PRL) IS OWNED BY THEODORE KARABATIS.

MARCH 1999: 1 737-300 (PQ235), UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (UKR) DAMP LEASED (2 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 4 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT) UNTIL 2000-02.

SEPTEMBER 1999: 1 737-2P5 (502-21440, SX-BFX "SIOKAS REISEN"), EX-(LAO), (IAL) 6 YEAR LEASED.

Fleet:
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July 2011:

0 727-2K5A (JT8D) (21851) (JT8D-17H), TO (FLH), LST (AEG).

0 727-260A (JT8D-17R) (21978), TO (PSS), LST (AEG).

0 737-2P5 (JT8D) (502-21440, SX-BFX "SIOKAS RIESEN"), EX-(LAO), (IAL) 6 YR LSD 1999-09 TO (NTV), LST (MLI).

0 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3) (1765-24470, /89 19 16), EX-(GIA), (AFD) 7 YR LSD 1998-06, RTND (AFD) 1998-11, LST (BAB) 2001-04.

0 737-300 (CFM56-3) (PQ235), (UKR) DAMP LSD TIL 2000-02.

0 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (25268), MAINT BY (MON), TO (SOK).

1 DC-9-30.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219), (TSW) LSD.

5 MD-87, (TSW) LSD.

Management:
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THEODORE KARABATIS, PRESIDENT & OWNER.

SER PAPASSIS, GENERAL MANAGER.

GEORGE VACONDIOS, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

JOHN RAPTAKIS, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) AND QUALITY CONTROL (QC) MANAGER.

JOHN SKEVAKIS, ENGINEERING MANAGER (1999-07).

 
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