Interisland Airlines

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Interisland Airlines
Interisland Airlines Logo.png
IATA
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ICAO
ISN
Callsign
TRI-BIRD
Founded 1986 (as Interisland Air Services)
Hubs Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Alliance TUI Airlines (from April 9, 2014).
Fleet size 6 including cargo plane
Destinations 4
Parent company Interisland Resorts & Services, Inc.
Headquarters Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Pasay City, Philippines
Website http://www.interislandairlines.com

Interisland Airlines is an airline headquartered in Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines.[1] A subsidiary of Interisland Resorts & Services, Inc. and It operates domestic scheduled services and passenger and cargo domestic and international charter services. Its main base is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila.[2]it was announced that Interisland Resorts & Services, Inc. (the new became Interisland Holdings, Inc.) and the alliance joined TUI Airlines operations on April 9, 2014.

History[edit]

The airline began operating as an air taxi company, Interisland Air Services, in 1986. In 2004 it acquired two 36-seater Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft and in December 2004 started operations as Interisland Airlines. It is owned by Consuelo Helgen (President), Gloria Belen, Luc Helgen (Chairman), Lydia Dizon (Chief Financial Officer) and Marcelo Pervera and has 36 employees (at March 2007).[2]

Destinations[edit]

Interisland Airlines operates scheduled domestic services to the following destinations (as of March 3, 2009):

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 19 July 2005, Interisland Airlines aircraft RP-C2803, a Yakovlev 40A aircraft, arriving at Caticlan airport touched down short of runway 06. A tire burst as it struck the raised lip of the runway. When removing the airplane from the runway the undercarriage collapsed, causing substantial damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was occupied by 3 crew and 20 passengers. There were no fatalities.[3]

On 2 November 2006, Interisland Airlines aircraft RP-C2695, a Yakovlev 40A aircraft, arrived in Caticlan airport to pick up a group of tourists. On landing at runway 06, the left main gear tire burst. The aircraft started to swerve to the left, towards the apron were a DHC-7 had just started engines. The crew avoided collision with the DHC-7. After passing the apron, the Yak-40 drifted sideways entering the grass on the left side of the runway. Because of lateral forces, the right main gear collapsed. The aircraft came to rest on the edge of the runway. After three hours the airplane was towed off the runway into the grass. On arrival, the aircraft had no passengers. There were no fatalities.[4]

On 21 April 2010, an Antonov An-12 crashed in a rice field in Pampanga, Philippines, killing three crew members on board. Following this fatal accident, the AOC (airline operating certificate) was revoked by the CAAP due to irregularities in documentation of the airline.[5][6]

Fleet[edit]

As of March 2009 the Interisland Airlines fleet includes:[2]

  • Original Fleet
    • 1 Antonov An-24
    • 1 Antonov An-26 - cargo now known as Interisland Cargo in April 2014 on painted TUI-inspired as new livery.
    • 1 Dornier Do 28 - now known as Interisland Regional in April 2014 on painted TUI-inspired as new livery.
    • 1 Yakovlev Yak-40 - (original livery moved to new livery in April 2014)
    • 1 NAMC YS-11 - (original livery moved to new livery in April 2014)
    • 2 Boeing 727-200 Freighter (operated as Interisland Freighter cargo airline, leased from Associated Aviation and entired in service in July 2014 as a TUI-inspired new livery)
    • 1 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73 (leased from BAX Global, operated as Interisland Freighter cargo airline in June 2014 as a TUI-inspired new livery)
    • 1 Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia (operated as Interisland Airlines, leased from Associated Aviation and entired in service in July 2014 as a TUI-inspired new livery)
    • 1 Boeing 747SP (leased from Saudi Royal Flight in June 2014 as a passenger airline as a TUI-inspired new livery)
    • 1 McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (leased from EVA Air in July 2014 as a passenger airline as a TUI-inspired new livery)
    • 1 Tupolev Tu-204 (leased from Aeroflot in July 2014 as a passenger airline as a TUI-inspired new livery)
  • Future Fleet
    • Embraer E-190 (operated as Interisland VIP charted and entering in service in Q1 2015 as a TUI-inspired new livery)
    • Airbus A320-200 (operated as Interisland Airlines passenger airline and entering in service in Q1 2015 as a TUI-inspired new livery)

Previously operated[edit]

as of March 2009 the airline also operated:[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Information." Interisland Airlines. Retrieved on August 11, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. pp. 93–94. 
  3. ^ Accident description. Aviation Safety Network. 
  4. ^ Accident description. Aviation Safety Network. 
  5. ^ Accident description. Aviation Safety Network. 
  6. ^ Gomez, Jim (21 April 2010). "Cargo plane crashes in the Philippines; 3 dead". The Associated Press. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006