EuroAtlantic Airways

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EuroAtlantic Airways
Euroatlantic logo.png
Founded 25 August 1993
Operating bases Portela Airport
Subsidiaries STP Airways (38%)
Fleet size 7
Destinations 2 + Charters for various airlines
Headquarters Sintra, Portugal
Key people Tomaz Metello (CEO)

EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A., operating and styled as euroAtlantic airways, is a Portuguese airline specialized in leasing, charters flights and headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. It operates worldwide charter services as well as ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) and other wet lease operations. EuroAtlantic Airways also operates a scheduled flight between Lisbon and Bissau.[1] Its main base is Portela Airport, Lisbon.[2]


Founded as Air Zarco on 25 August 1993, the company adopted the trade name Air Madeira until 17 May 2000, when the Memorandum of Association was altered by deed, and the name of EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A. was adopted.

EuroAtlantic is FAA (FAR129) and EASA (JAR OPS1) certified and has a maintenance agreement with TAP Air Portugal. EuroAtlantic operated a direct flight from Lisbon to Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in January 2008 using a Boeing 757 carrying 140 members of the Portuguese National Guard.[3] It was the first flight to land, larger than a Boeing 737 or a C-130 Hercules at the DIL/WPDL runway.

In 2005, euroAtlantic had 109 million in revenue and a profit of €5.9 million.[citation needed]

EuroAtlantic owns 38% of the national airline of São Tomé and Príncipe, STP Airways. The first flight of STP was to Lisbon, using a EuroAtlantic Boeing 767.[citation needed]

In 2009, EuroAtlantic Airways signed a deal to operate 2 Boeing 777-200ER on behalf of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.[4] The airline is owned by Quanlux (Luxembourg) (45%), Tomaz Julio Teixeira Metello (25%), Anglotel (Luxembourg) (20%) and Danielle Chadrin Metello (10%) and has 239 employees (at March 2007).[2]

EuroAtlantic was known for owning the last operated Lockheed L-1011 in Europe. The Lockheed L-1011 was formally owned by Air Zarco and was built in February 1983 and was obtained by EuroAtlantic in June 2000, but was stored in March 2010 in Amman.

On May 16, 2014, Air Canada announced that it had contracted EuroAtlantic to operate two Boeing 767-300ER (CS-TFS [14C, 272Y], CS-TFT [12C, 273Y]) on three international routes (Madrid, Lima, Bogotá) for a period of six weeks (July 1 – August 6, 2014) until the Canadian airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner was integrated into the summer flight schedule. This was due to delays in the delivery of the new Dreamliners.[5]


EuroAtlantic Boeing 757–200
EuroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER

As of September 2014, the EuroAtlantic Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft :[6]

Fleetlist euroAtlantic Airways
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737–800 1 0 16C 144Y
Boeing 767-300ER 4 0 16C 234Y or 300Y
Boeing 777–200 1 0 30C 293Y tmp. leased to Royal Air Maroc
Cargo fleet
Boeing 767-300SF 1 0 56 tons cargo
Total 7 0


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