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Name: WHITE AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: YES
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: LISBON
Country: PORTUGAL
Employees 158
Web: flywhite.com
Email: white@flywhite..com
Telephone: +351 21 945 75 60
Fax: +351 21 945 75 69
Sita: LISYC8X
Background
(definitions)

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YES-2005-06-A
YES-2011-10-A319CJ VIP INTERIOR

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. WAS FORMERLY NAMED "YES LINHAS AEREAS" CHARTER, SA. THE PRESENT NAME: "WHITE AIRWAYS" WAS ADOPTED IN 2005. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
RUA HENRIQUE CALLADO NO 4, PISO 2
EDIFICIO ORANGE LEIAO
P-2740-303 PORTO SALVO, PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL (PORTUGESE REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1143, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 92,389 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 10.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS LISBON, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS PORTUGESE.

JUNE 2000: (TAP) AIR PORTUGAL FORMED SUBSIDIARY, "YES," TO OPERATE AS (YES). (YES) IS A CHARTER AIRLINE OPERATING MAINLY FOR PORTUGESE TOUR OPERATORS TO CUBA, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CANCUN (MEXICO), AND NATAL (BRAZIL). A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN (TAP) AND TRAVEL AGENT VIAGENS ABREU (CLIENTS INCLUDE TOUR OPERATOR CLUB 18-40). ABREU IS THE OLDEST TRAVEL AGENCY IN THE WORLD, RUNNING SINCE 1840. THE AIRLINE STARTED OPERATIONS WITH 1 L-1011 AND 1 A320, 172Y PAX.

(yes@yes-charter.pt). SITA: LISYC8X.

FIRST FLIGHT, LISBON - LISVRACUNLIS.

1 L-1011-500 (1241, CS-TMR), (LXA) WET-LEASED, 19C, 291Y, & 1 A320-211 (234, CS-TNC), (TAP) WET-LEASED, 172Y.

JULY 2000: 1ST FLIGHT TO PUNTA CANA.

MARCH 2001: TO MACEIO, BRAZIL.

JULY 2001: TO NATAL, BRAZIL. TO THE CANARY ISLANDS (LAS PALMAS, TENERIFE, ARRECIFE), BALEARIC ISLANDS (PALMA DE MALLORCA, IBIZA), PARIS, VIENNA, MILAN, ATHENS, TUNIS, ISTANBUL, IZMIR (TURKEY), AND MONASTIR (TUNISIA) (A320). ALSO, TO VARADERO (CUBA), MACEIO, RECIFE, & SALVADOR (BRAZIL), PUNTA CANA & PUERTO PLATA (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC), AND CANCUN (MEXICO).

AUGUST 2001: USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S PORTUGAL - USA AND BEYOND.

SEPTEMBER 2001: A320-211 (234, CS-TNC) RETURNED TO (TAP) Portugal.

April 2003: 115 employees.

YES Charter Airlines (YES) is a charter airline operating principally between Portugal, the Canary Islands, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

June 2003: L-1011-500 (1241) returned to Air Luxor (LXA).

August 2003: 767-3YOER (TF-FIA), Icelandair (ICE) wet-leased for the summer.

February 2004: Shareholders (TAP) Air Portugal and Abreu, a tour operator, have increased the company's capitalization to EUR 5 million, and will add more shareholders.

September 2004: Will retain its L-1011 TriStar 500 for ad hoc charter work and as a backup until the end of summer 2005. A 767-300ER will be wet-leased for regular charter flights pending a decision to acquire either a 767 or A330.

December 2004: 115 employees.

Will be renamed from "YES" to "WHITE" and will operate 2 A310's, (TAP) wet-leased to replace L-1011.

June 2005: 1 A310-304 (448, CS-TKI), ex-SATA International (SAP), (ILF) leased.

August 2006: White Airways - Linhas Aereas Charter (YES) is a charter airline operating principally between Portugal and the Caribbean (Cuba, the Dominican Repulic, and Jamaica), Mexico, and Brazil. Additionally offers ad hoc flights (on wet-lease or full-charter basis) to a wide variety of brokers, other airlines or international tour operators.

Employees = 158 (including 25 Flight Crew (FC), 102 Cabin Attendants, & 3 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA): 097. (ICAO) Code: YSS (Callsign - YOUNG SKY).

Parent organization/shareholders: (TAP) Portugal (75.5%); & Abreu (Travel Agency) (24.5%).

(http://www.flywhite.com).

September 2006: (TAP) Portugal reached agreement with (OMNI) Aviation of Portugal for the sale of (TAP)'s small leisure carrier White Airways (YES) for an estimated 5 million/$6.4 million.

White (YES) operates one A310-300 and one L-1011-500. According to the terms, the ownership of the L-1011 is transferred to (TAP), due for subsequent alienation, while (OMNI) will operate the A310 currently under lease.

"The present operation represents a decisive step forward for (OMNI) toward its growth and expansion into a new business segment. On the other hand, the sale of White (YES) will allow (TAP) from now on to focus and concentrate even more on its core business, which is regular air transport," (TAP) said in a statement, confirming the sale comprises 100% of the share capital.

White (YES) was established in November 2004, following the restructuring of YES (YES), a former charter carrier that had been created nearly 5 years earlier by (TAP) and the Abreu Group. (TAP) recently purchased Abreu's 24% holding in White (YES).

A320-232 (2204, CS-TQK), delivery, ex-(9V-TAA).

April 2010: White Airways (YES) achieved (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.

A310-304 (494, /88 PR-WTA "FLYBLUE"), ex-(CS-TEJ), leased to WhiteJets a new subsidiary based at Sao Paulo Guaralhos airport, Brazil.

July 2011: White Airways (YES) is a charter airline operating principally from Lisbon to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Additionally (YES) offers ad hoc flights (on wet-lease or full-charter basis) to a wide variety of brokers, other airlines or international tour operators to European and North African destinations.

Employees = 158 (including 25 Flight Crew (FC), 102 Cabin Attendants, & 3 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA): WI 097. (ICAO) Code: WHT (Callsign - WHITE JET).

Parent organization/shareholders: Omni Aviacao e Technologia (100%).

(http://www.flywhite.com).

Main Base: Lisbon Portela airport (LIS).

September 2011: White Airways (YES) takes delivery of its 3rd A319CJ Corporate Jet (2675, CS-TQJ).

October 2011: A320-211 (0726, CS-TQS) wet-leased to Stellar Airways (STY).

January 2012: White Airways (YES) wet-leased one of its A310-300s to Air Niugini (NIU) from October through December. It is also currently operating one of its A320-200s on behalf of (TACV) - Cabo Verde Airlines (TCV) for several weeks to provide additional capacity during the busy holiday season.

(TAP) Portugal is currently wet-leasing an A310-300 from White (YES) for its weekly Lisbon- São Tome service.

April 2012: Whitejets Brazil ((ICAO) Code: WTJ, based at Campinas Viracopos airport (VCP)) has returned its A310-304 (494) back to parent White (YES). It continues to operate charter services with a single A320-200 dry-leased from (YES).

September 2012: White (YES) has wet-leased its single A310-300 (494, CS-TQV) to Air India (AIN) for this year's Hajj charter season. While the airplane operates between India and Saudi-Arabia flying Indian muslim pilgrims, its partner (TAP) Portugal is temporarily using SATA International (SAP) A310-300s until December 7 for the weekly scheduled service between Lisbon Portela de Sacavem (LIS) and São Tome International (TMS) that is typically operated by (CS-TQV).

October 2012: (CEIBA) Intercontinental ((IATA) Code: C2, based at Malabo Santa Isabel airport (SSG)) has launched 3x-weekly 777-200LR service from Malabo to Madrid Barajas (MAD) on October 4. The 777-200LR used for (CEIBA)'s 1st route to Europe, (40668, CS-TQX), is operated on its behalf by White (YES). It had originally been delivered to (CEIBA) Intercontinental in June 2011, but then initially mainly used on behalf of the government of Equatorial Guinea. Since the country is currently blacklisted by the European Union (EU) due to flight safety issues, the airplane has then been transferred to White (YES) to be able to launch operations to Madrid.

April 2014: (TAP) Portugal will deploy its 2 ATR 42-600s, (1002, CS-TRU) and (1005, CS-TRV), on flights from Lisbon to Asturias, Seville, and Tangiers with effect from July 1.

Wet-leased from White ((IATA) Code: WI, based at Lisbon) (YES), the flights will be operated for (TAP) Portugal subsidiary, (PGA) Portugalia Airlines ((IATA) Code: NI, based at Lisbon) (POR).

September 2014: ATR 42-600 (1011, CS-TRU), ex-(F-WNUB), and ATR72-212A (743, OY-EBW), ex-(M-YWAA), both Nordic Aviation Capital leased, and operate for Portugalia (POR).

February 2017: 1 ATR 72-212a (723, OY-JZU), ex-(XY-AGU), Nordic Aviation Capital leased in (TAP) Express colors.

June 2017: Airbus Corporate Jet A319-133CJ (1256, CS-TLU), re-registered (M-ANBJE) to (GE) European Equipment Finance (Aircraft No 2).

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
YES-767-3YOER
YES-A310 - WHITE
YES-A320-WHITE-2011-07
YES-L-1011
YES-L-1011
YES-L-1011-385-3
YES-L-1011-500

September 2017:

0 767-3YOER (405-24953, TF-FIA), (ICE) WET-LSD 2003-08. RTND. (AGAIN) 2004-11. RTND.

1 777-200LR (40668, CS-TQX), WET-LST (CEIBA) 2012-10. 22F, 28J, 200Y.

0 L-1011-500 (RB211-524B4-02) (1241, /83 CS-TMR), (LXA) WET-LSD 2003-06, RTND 2003-06. 19C, 291Y.

1 L-1011-500 (RB211-524B4-02) (193H-1206, /81 CS-TMX), EX-(DAL), 18C, 280Y.

1 +1 ORDERS A310-304 (CF6-80CA2) (448, /88 CS-TKI "AUTONOMIA"), EX-(SAP), (ILF) LSD 2005-06. LST (NIU) 2011-10. 237Y.

1 A310-304 (CF6-80C2A2) (494, /88 CS-TQV "FLYBLUE"), EX-(CS-TEJ), LST WHITEJETS (BRAZIL) 2010-04. RTND 2012-04. FERRIED TO ISTANBUL. 2012-04. 12C, 225Y.

3 A319CJ CORPORATE JET (1256, CS-TLU; 2675, /11 CS-TQJ - - SEE PHOTO - - "YES-2011-10-A319CJ VIP INTERIOR"), (VIP).

0 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (234, /91 CS-TNC), (TAP) LSD, RTND 2001-09, 172Y.

1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (0726, /97 CS-TQS "FLYGREY"), (ILF) LSD, WET-LST (STY) 2011-10. 172Y.

1 A320-232 (2204, CS-TQK "FLYPURPLE"), EX-(9V-TAA), 2009-05.

2 ATR 42-600 (1002, CS-TRU, 1005, CS-TRV), (YES) WET-LSD FOR PORTUGALIA (POR) OPS 2014-04.

1 ATR 42-600 (1011, CS-TRU), NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL LSD 2014-06, OPS FOR PORTUGALIA (POR).

1 ATR 72-212A (743, OY-EBW), NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL LSD 2014-06, OPS FOR PORTUGALIA (POR).

1 ATR 72-212A (723, OY-JZU), NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL LSD 2017-02, OPS FOR TAP EXPRESS (POR).

Management:
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GIL TRIGO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

MIGUEL COSTA, PRESIDENT (2001-06).

MEDEIROS NORTE, MAIN DIRECTOR.

CAPTAIN JOAO CALDAS, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE (2003-03).

PICADO FLORO, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING DIRECTOR (2003-07).

MANUEL BASTOS, DIRECTOR (ABREU).

PAULO BANDEIRA, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

EDUARDO MARTINS, FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) DIRECTOR, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) (2001-03).

 
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