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SHR-SAUDI ARABIA TRAFFIC RIGHTS-NOV08
Formed in 2007 and started operations in 2008. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
54 Grove Lane
Handsworth, Birmingham B31 9EP, England, UK
Office Park I, Top BO2
1300 Vienna, Austria
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
July 2007: Air Sylhet (SHR) was founded in early 2007 by expatriate British Bangladeshi businessmen from the Sylhet region of Bangladesh.
May 2008: Air Sylhet (SHR) selected the Austrian capital city, Vienna as its operational base to secure traffic rights more easily (it started off by obtaining its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) here). Vienna's geographical location makes it an ideal base for operations between Europe and the Middle East and Asia.
(SHR) plans to fly to destinations in high demand from the Muslim communities in Britain and central Europe, in particular for the Hadj and Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca. It also hopes to sell seats for city breaks in Vienna or holidays to Dubai.
November 2008: Air Sylhet (SHR) acquires traffic rights to Saudi Arabia, including rights to Jeddah, from Abdullah MN Rehaimi, President of the Saudi Arabian General Authority for Civil Aviation - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO & ARTICLE - - "SHR-SAUDI ARABIA TRAFFIC RIGHTS-NOV08."
December 2008: Obtains a dry-leased A320-200, 180 passengers. Has plans for a fleet of A320 and A330 airplanes, in order to optimize flight crew (FC) and engineering (MT) support.
Operates short-haul flights from its operational base, Vienna to London Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester and Dubai, from where it will provide long haul connections to Asia.
February 2009: (IATA) Code: SL.
(ICAO) Code: SHR (Callsign - SYLHET).
Destinations: Amritsar; Bangladesh; Birmingham; Dubai; Jeddah; London; Manchester; & Toronto.
Reservations: +44 845 871 1234.
Cargo: +44 871 918 8546.
Website: +44 871 918 8547.
Customer Service: +44 871 918 8548.
Baggage enquiries: +44 871 918 8549.
Investor Relations: +44 871 918 8550.
Charter Flight Services: +44 871 918 8551.
Consumer Affairs: +44 871 918 8552.
Employment Opportunities: +44 871 918 8553.
News Media Inquiries: +44 871 918 8554.
April 2009: Begins service on Birmingham - Vienna - Amritsar (Punjab, India), using a wet-leased GadAir (GAD) 757-225 (22691, TF-LLY - - SEE PHOTOS - - "SHR-757-225-2009-04/A").
Later (April 27th), ceased operations. Many flights had ran late or were cancelled with its wet-leased 757-225 (22691, TF-LLY).