Fly Hellas

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Fly Hellas
Fly Hellas Logo.png
IATA
VQ
ICAO
VKH
Callsign
DELPHI
Founded 2009 (as Viking Hellas)
Commenced operations February 2010
Ceased operations 5 December 2011
Operating bases Athens International Airport (HQ)
Secondary hubs Manchester Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 28
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Key people Christian Tadjeran (President & CEO) [1]
Website [1]
Viking Hellas logo used just before rebranding
Viking Hellas original logo used 2010–2011
A Fly Hellas Airbus A320-200

Fly Hellas (formerly Viking Hellas Airlines) was a privately owned charter airline. Its main base is Athens International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

In October 2009 Viking Hellas was created and awarded their air operators certificate by the Hellenic CAA.

On 1 February 2010 operations commenced with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 undertaking scheduled and charter flights throughout Europe. An order for two Airbus A320-200's was announced quickly thereafter.

On October 2010, its parent Viking Airlines ceased operations, attempting to resume operations in March 2011. This did not happen. During this time, in February 2011 Viking Hellas announced that it will be re-branded as FlyHellas to distance itself from the Viking Airlines A.B group. The airline officially changed its name to Fly Hellas on 1 May 2011. The airline also announced that it would close its base at Gatwick Airport, however they would open a base at Manchester Airport.

On 2 November 2011, Fly Hellas announced due to financial difficulties, they were to stop all flights for November 2011, hoping to return in December. On 5 December, it was announced that Fly Hellas would not be restarting flights and ceased all operations permanately, as well as going into administration. All 4 aircraft have been returned to their lessors.[3]

Destinations[edit]

A Viking Hellas Airbus A320 at Rotterdam Airport, Netherlands. (2010)

Fleet[edit]

The Fly Hellas fleet included the following aircraft as of November 2011:[4]

Fly Hellas Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 1 0 180
Boeing 737-700 1 0 180 Leased from AWAS
Total 1 0 21.2

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