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Airlines

Name: AIR ANATOLIA
7JetSet7 Code: TOI
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ISTANBUL
Country: TURKEY
Employees 250
Web: airanatolia.com.tr
Email:
Telephone: +90 (212) 624 0757
Fax: +90 (212) 624 2172
Sita: ISTSPTD
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1996. FORMERLY KNOWN AS "GTI AIRLINES."
INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE OPERATIONS.

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.

MARCH 1997: 1 A300B4-103 (CF6-50C2) (054), EX-(TII). 1 A300B4-200 (CF6-50C2), (GUI) LEASED.

AUGUST 1997: 1 A300B2-1C, EX-(ANT) (20 YEARS), "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT (ATD).

SEPTEMBER 1997: A300B4-203 (127) NAMED "FERIT TOROSLUOGLU."

MARCH 1998: NOW OWNED BY MEHMET HASANCEBI, WHO WAS OWNER OF AIR ALFA (ALV).

PLANS TO CHANGE NAME TO "AIR ANATOLIA" IN 1999, FROM "GTI AIRLINES."

DECEMBER 1998: WAS "GTI AIRLINES" BUT NEW AIRLINE NAME "ANATOLIA" ON A300B4-203 (127) (TC-GTB).

1 MD-88, ONUR AIR (ONU) LEASED.

APRIL 1999: PLANS TO PHASE OUT A300'S BY NEXT YEAR. 1 737-300, LEASED. PLANS FOR +2 737-300'S.

ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF (TOI)'S PASSENGERS ARE TURKISH IMMIGRANT WORKERS, AND THE REST ARE TOURISTS.

SITA: ISTSPTD

DECEMBER 1999: 2 ORDERS (JANUARY 2000) 737-4Q8'S (25374; 25375), EX-TURKISH (THY), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED.

FEBRUARY 2000: 1 737-4Q8 (26320, TC-JEH), NOT TAKEN UP.

MARCH 2000: A300B4-2C (CF6-50C2) (057), SOLD TO AVIATION SYSTEMS & LEASED BACK.

APRIL 2000: SITA: ISTSPTD.

1 737-4Q8 (25375, TC-ANH), (ILF) 5 YEAR LEASED.

OCTOBER 2000: 1 A300B4-2C (057) PARTED OUT.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 737-4YO (23868, TC-ANI), AERFI (AFJ) LEASED.

DECEMBER 2000: 1 A300B WET-LEASED TO TRANSVEN, CARACAS, FOR CHARTER SERVICE.

JUNE 2001: 1 A300B4-200 (CF6-50) (46), EX-TRANSAER (TSD). 1 737-3K2 (23411, TC-ESA), EURO SUN (EUU) WET-LEASED.

MARCH 2002: 250 EMPLOYEES.

APRIL 2002: (http://www.airanatolia.com.tr).

MAIN BASE: ISTANBUL - ATATURK INTERNATIONAL (IST).

OWNER: MEHMET HASANCEBI (100%).

A300B4-203 (127, TC-GTB) RETURNED FROM (SUD).

MAY 2002: 2 757-200'S, IEM AIRFINANCE LEASED.

JULY 2002: A300B4-103 (CF6-50C2) (46, TC-ANI), (GEF) LEASED, WET-LEASED TO SUDAN AIRWAYS (SUD).

January 2003: 2 737-4Q8's (25374; 25375) returned to (ILF), leased to MNG (MHK). 757-236 (24122) returned to IEM Finance. 757-27B (24136) returned to ING Leasing.

May 2003: Istanbul - Yerevan (737-400, 2/week).

April 2003: Air Anatolia (TOI) is a Turkish charter carrier operating non-scheduled, international, passenger, jet airplane flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Eidhoven, Maastricht, and Munich. Also provides sub-service and sub-charter operations on an ACMI (wet-lease) basis to other carriers.

Parent organization/shareholders: Mehmet Hasancebi (100%).

Main Base: Istanbul Ataturk International airport (IST).

June 2003: Ceased operations. All airplanes sold (for example to Fly Air) or returned to lessors.

Fleet:
(definitions)

June 2003:

0 737-3K2 (CFM56-3) (1195-23411, TC-ESA; 1198-23412, TC-ESB), (EUU) WET-LSD. RTND.

0 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2562-25374, /94 TC-JNL; 2598-25375, /94 TC-ANH), EX-(THY), (ILF) 5 YR LSD. 25375 WET-LST (SUD) 2001-10 TO 2001-12, 25374; 25375; RTND 2003-01. 25374; 25375; LST (MHK) 2003-03. 170Y.

0 737-4YO (CFM56-3) (1616-23868, /88 TC-ANI), EX-(BMA), (AFJ) LSD 2000-11. RTND.

0 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (187-24122, TC-ANM), (IEM) LSD 2002-05. 24122; 24136; RTND 2003-01.

0 A300B2-1C (CF6-50C2R) (048, /77 "CANSU"), EX-(ANT), MAINT BY (ATD).
RTND.

0 A300B4-2C (CF6-50C2) (057), RTND LESSOR 2000-10.

0 A300B4-103 (CF6-50C2) (054, /78 "DILA"), EX-(TII), RTND. 310Y.

0 A300B4-103 (CF6-50C2) (46, TC-ANI), EX-(TSD) 2001-06 (EI-TLM), (GEF) LSD, WET-LST (SUD) 2002-07. RF (SUD) 2002-10. RTND.

0 A300B4-203 (CF6-50C2) (127, /80 "FERIT TOROSLUOGLU"), (GUI) LSD, RF (SUD) 2002-04. 310Y

Management:
(definitions)

MEHMET HASANCEBI, CHAIRMAN & OWNER (100%).

ABDULKADIR KOLOT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & MANAGING DIRECTOR.

AHMET KARAMAN, DEPUTY (CEO).

SONER SAT, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (s.sat@airanatolia.com.tr).

CAPTAIN HASAN TOZAK, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER, (info@airanatolia.com.tr).

CAPTAIN MUZAFFER HATIPOGLU, CHIEF PILOT.

CAPTAIN LEVENT KALEDELEN, FLIGHT SAFETY MANAGER.

CAM SASMAZ, MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

ONDER DURMAZ, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

AYHAN MACARLIOGLU, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER.

 
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