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Cygnus Air
Founded 1994
Hubs Madrid Barajas International Airport
Focus cities Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tenerife Norte, Frankfurt
Fleet size 3
Destinations 3
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Key people

Gestair Cargo (formerly Cygnus Air) is a cargo airline based in Madrid, Spain. It is a privately owned airline operating scheduled flights to destinations in Spain and Germany. Its main base is Madrid Barajas International Airport[1].



The airline was established as a regional passenger carrier in 1994 but started full cargo operations in November 1998. It was founded by Regional Airlines of France and business airline Gestair of Spain as Regional Líneas Aéreas. It operated scheduled passenger flights from Madrid with a fleet of Saab 340 until January 1998. It then re-emerged as Cygnus Air operating all-cargo services with two Douglas DC8-62F aircraft. In July 2002, a DC8-73F was phased in. The airline is owned by Macholfam International (Grupo Gestair) (60%) and IMES (Grupo ACS) (40%)[1]. From 2006 onward, and for legal concerns, its legal name changed to Corporación Ygnus Air. Since May 2007, its commercial name has changed to Gestair Cargo, as part of the new brand positioning carried out by the Gestair Group.

Gestair Cargo's main client is Iberia Airlines (at May 2007).[2]


The Gestair Cargo fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 8 November 2008) [1]:

The airline replaced its Douglas DC-8-62CFs with Boeing 757-200PF aircraft, converted to freighter by Precisions Conversions. The first aircraft was a former Iberia aircraft, while the second aircraft was last operated by Arkia and started commercial operations in February 2008.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 70. 2007-04-03.  
  2. ^ a b Airways, June 2007

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