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Atlasjet
KKlogo.png
IATA
KK
ICAO
KKK
Callsign
ATLASJET
Founded 2001
Fleet size 15
Destinations 17
Parent company ETS
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people Orhan Coskun (CEO)
Website http://www.atlasjet.com/
Atlasjet Boeing 757-200
Atlasjet Airbus A320-232 refilling at Valladolid Airport

Atlasjet Havacılık A.Ş. is an airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. It operates domestic scheduled passenger services and regular charter flights to Europe, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates. It serves Germany on behalf of Öger Tours. Its main base is Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul, with hubs at Adnan Menderes Airport, İzmir and Antalya Airport.[1]

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History

The airline was established on 14 March 2001 and started operations on 1 June 2001. Formerly known as Atlasjet International Airlines, it was set up as a subsidiary of Öger Holdings. In 2004 ETS Group acquired a 45% stake, increased in February 2006 to 90% when it acquired Öger's 45% holding. It is now owned by ETS Group (90%). Orhan Coşkun is the CEO of the company and has 730 employees.[1]

Destinations

As of July 2009 Atlasjet operates the following services:[2]

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Charters

Atlasjet also fly international charter services to Aktau and Almaty in Kazakhstan, as well as in Iran to Tehran and Tabriz.

Incidents and accidents

  • On 7 February 2005, an Atlasjet Airbus A320 skidded off the runway after landing at Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport in snowy conditions. There were no fatalities among the 6 crew and 164 passengers.[3]
  • On 18 August 2007, an Atlasjet airplane traveling from Northern Cyprus to Istanbul was hijacked. The hijackers landed it in Antalya, a Turkish province on the Mediterranean coast, Turkish channel NTV Turkey reported. The hijackers claimed to be al-Qaida members and that only the crew was left on board the jet. There were 136 passengers and six crew aboard when the plane left Ercan Airport in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in Northern Cyprus. The two hijackers surrendered after holding several people hostage for more than four hours. They were identified as Mehmet Resat Ozlu, a Turk, and Abdul Aziz Maliki, who was believed to be a Palestinian carrying a Syrian passport. According to Turkish Transport Minister Osman Gunes, the hijackers "apologized to the Turkish nation" for seizing the aircraft.
  • On 19 February 2009, Atlasjet Flight 6900, a Airbus A320-200 TC-OGJ with 59 passengers and 6 crew was being pushed back from stand 209 when the towbar broke. The airplane rolled backward about 45 meters down a light slope (wet concrete) onto soft ground (grass) and struck a light pole with its left horizontal stabilizer at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul.

Fleet

As of April 2009 the Atlasjet fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

Codeshare agreements

Atlasjet has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 80. 2007-03-27.  
  2. ^ [1] retrieved 1 July 2009.
  3. ^ Flight International, July 2005
  4. ^ Atlasjet Fleet retrieved 21 December 2008.

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