Atlantic Airlines (United Kingdom)
|Fleet size||16 (+3)|
|Headquarters||Coventry, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Tony Auld (CEO)
Nigel Hiorns (Maintenance Director)
Russell Larvin (Managing Director)
Atlantic Airlines Limited is a British cargo airline based in Coventry, United Kingdom. It operates contract and ad-hoc cargo flights worldwide, especially within Europe and across the Atlantic. Most of their flights depart from East Midlands and Bournemouth. The airline specialises in the transport of dangerous goods and radioactive products and other specialist aerial work, including oil spill response, dispersant spraying and icing trials. The prime activity of the business is the supply and operating of aircraft to night-time freight integrators and consolidators and the operation of ad-hoc air charters on behalf of other airline, freight brokers and forwarders.
Atlantic Airlines is a partner airline with Atlantic Flight Training which was also once part of the Atlantic group.
Atlantic Airlines merged with the Swedish airline "West Air Europe" in 2008 to establish the new airline "West Atlantic"
The airline was established in 1994. It was formed as part of the Air Atlantique Group of Companies to specialise in the supply of contract and ad hoc cargo services. Since July 2001 Atlantic Airlines has traded independently and continues to broaden its product range and capability through the marketing of its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and Part 145 Maintenance capabilities. Atlantic also performs all of its own aircraft maintenance.
The company Atlantic Airlines Limited was established in March 2001 when the management performed a buy-in to the trading company. A full management buy-out was achieved on May 28, 2004 when the same management purchased all the assets of the business including aircraft, spares, engines etc.
In January 2006, Atlantic acquired the first of an order for 5 BAe ATP freighter aircraft.
In February 2007, Atlantic Airlines signed an agreement with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to long-term lease a further 6 BAe ATP freighters bringing the total orders to 11. The company has currently converted 9 aircraft with the remaining two expected to be converted during 2010.
On 8 December 2009, Atlantic Airlines' biggest base, Coventry Airport, was closed due financial reasons causing Atlantic Airlines to cease all cargo flights to and from the airport. Atlantic Airlines has moved all Coventry flights to Birmingham on a temporary basis as a result.
Atlantic Airlines serves daily the following destinations:
- Crown Dependencies
- United Kingdom
- Northern Ireland
Terminated destinations 
- Italy - Naples
- Slovenia - Ljubljana
The Atlantic Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (at April 2013):
- 11 × BAe ATP
- 2 × Boeing 737-300
- 0 × Lockheed L-188 Electra - the last L188 left Coventry April 27th 2013, heading towards Canada to Buffalo Airways
On Order 
In October 2010 Airbus Freighter Conversion announced that Atlantic Airlines is going to be the launch customer for the A320 freighter conversion program. Initially Atlantic Airlines ordered three A320 which are to be leased from AerCap with delivery starting in 2012. Atlantic Airlines reserved four options for additional aircraft.
- CAA Operating Licence
- Atlantic Airlines agrees to lease a further 6 BAe ATP freighters
- Baltic Air Charter Association
- West Air Europe and Atlantic Airlines to merge
- Coventry Airport closes immediately due to financial difficulties
- Atlantic Airlines moves to Birmingham following Coventry closure
- Atlantic Airlines Fleet at CAA
- October 19, 2010 - Airbus Freighter Conversion announcement
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