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Formed in 2013 and started operations in 2014. Regional & international, charter, cargo jet and wet-lease (ACMI) airplane services.
Building No. 263
Kingdom of Bahrain
BAHRAIN IS AN ARCHIPELEGO OF 32 SPECKS AND ONE LARGE ISLAND. BAHRAIN IS AN OUTPOST FOR MANY MULTINATIONAL FIRMS; IT PROSPERS BY PROCESSING CRUDE OIL RATHER THAN DRILLING FOR IT. AMONG THE MOST LIBERAL STATES, IT VOTED IN 2001 TO MAKE THE KINGDOM A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY BY 2004. IT IS POPULAR WITH VACATIONING SAUDIS AND KUWAITIS.
The Kingdom of Bahrain was established in 1783, it covers an area of 695 sq km, its population is 670,000, its capital city is Manama, and its official language is Arabic.
January 2015: 737-3Q8F (28200, A9C-TXL), ex-(N453KA), Kahala Aviation leased.
April 2015: Bahrain-based, Texel Air (XLR) is a start-up cargo carrier offering regional and international cargo flights with 737-300Fs. (XLR) started operations early this year and operates in the wet-lease (ACMI) and charter markets. (XLR) also offers Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) line maintenance services at the Bahrain International Airport for third parties.
(XLR) handles a wide range of missions, including handling dangerous goods, live animals (including grooms), fuel and perishable goods throughout the Gulf region. Its Engineering team consisting of maintenance technicians (MT) can troubleshoot, and rectify technical issues on Airbus A300-B4, A300-600, A320, A330 and Boeing 737, 747, 757 and 767 airplanes. (XLR) flight crew (FC) come from the USA, Europe and New Zealand and have extensive flight experience operating to the highest safety standards.
(XLR)'s hangar and office facility is located on the northern side of Bahrain International Airport. Occupying 3,200 sq m, the hangar bay and offices are designed to accommodate narrow body airplanes up to and including the Boeing 757-300. Modern office facilities are available for staff and guests.
The hangar facility is equipped with Bahrainís only portable adjustable wing docking station, a variety of jacks, tow-bars, portable air-movement fans, as well as portable air-conditioning. This facility is connected with state-of-the-art high-speed fiber optic internet and telephone services as well as a 24 hour digital security system to continuously monitor movement in and around the hangar area.
(IATA) Code: XLR - (Callsign - TEXEL).
Main Base: Bahrain International Airport (BAH).
September 2015: 737-33A (27459, A9C-APC "Samantha"), ex-(N175CH) delivery.
May 2017: 737-3G7F (24710, TS-ICB), ex-(A9C-JNC), ferried Vilnius to Tunis.