Amber Air

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Not to be confused with Amberair, a former British airline.
Amber Air
IATA
0A[1]
ICAO
GNT[1]
Callsign
GINTA
Founded 2004
Ceased operations 2007
Hubs Palanga International Airport
Headquarters Vilnius, Lithuania
Key people CEO Romualdas Gėgžnas[2]

Amber Air (Lithuanian: Gintarinės avialinijos) was an airline based in Vilnius, Lithuania, operating scheduled and chartered flights out of Palanga International Airport. It suspended scheduled services in October 2006 when it dropped its main Palanga–Hamburg route. The company filed for bankruptcy in January 2007. Amber Air operated a fleet of one or two Saab 340 turboprop aircraft.[3]

History[edit]

The company started in May and was formally announced in June 2004. In December 2004 the airline began operations from the Kaunas International Airport after it bought one Saab 340B aircraft.[4] In June 2005 scheduled services were added between Palanga, Copenhagen, and Hamburg.[5] After its rival, Air Lithuania went bankrupt in November 2005, Amber Air was expected to take over Air Lithuania's routes to Oslo and Billund Airport.[6] However, due to financial strains, Amber Air operated only one scheduled flight, Hamburg–Palanga, which it dropped in September 2006.[7] In October 2006 the Amber Air aircraft was not allowed to take off due to the company's indebtedness; in January 2007 its aviation license was suspended and the company filed for bankruptcy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Airline in Lithuania". AirlineUpdate.com. Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b Baltic News Service (2007-09-14). "Prašosi bankroto". Verslo žinios (in Lithuanian) (174): 7. Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Amber Air Fleet of SF3 (History)". Airfleets.net. Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ Lukas, Dainoras (2004-12-07). "Privati kompanija skraidins nuosavu lėktuvu". Kauno diena (in Lithuanian). Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. 
  5. ^ Baltic News Service (2005-06-28). ""Amber Air" savininkai galvoja apie golfo aikštyną Palangoje" (in Lithuanian). Delfi.lt. 
  6. ^ Baltic News Service (2005-11-24). "Dalį sustojusios "Aviakompanijos Lietuva" skrydžių perims "Amber Air"" (in Lithuanian). Delfi.lt. 
  7. ^ Baltic News Service (2006-11-28). ""Amber Air" bendrovei - sankcijos dėl skolų" (in Lithuanian). Delfi.lt.