Sky Airlines

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Not to be confused with Sky Airline. ‹See Tfd›
Sky Airlines
Skyairlines.jpg
IATA
ZY
ICAO
SHY
Callsign
SKY POWER
Founded 2000
Commenced operations 2001
Ceased operations 2013
Hubs Antalya Airport
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer program Miles&Sky
Subsidiaries German Sky Airlines
Fleet size 5
Destinations 50
Company slogan "Smile in the Sky"
Parent company Kayi Group
Headquarters Antalya, Turkey
Key people Tahir Gorgulu (CEO)
Website www.skyairlines.net

Sky Airlines was an airline which operated chartered flights. It was based in Antalya, Turkey,[1] operating on behalf of tour operators on short and medium haul routes into Turkey. The company was established in 2000 and started operations in 2001. It was wholly owned by Kayi Group. In 2010, the airline started scheduled domestic operations in Turkey making it the 9th airline to enter the domestic market. It downsized operations for the winter season 2012-13, returning three Boeing 737-800s to their lessors.[2]

A subsidiary, German Sky Airlines, based in Düsseldorf, was launched in 2010. On 1 December 2012 it announced a suspension of services (due to the economic downturn) and returned two Boeing 737-800s to their lessors. The airline hopes to resume services in Spring 2013.[2]

On 4 June 2013, the airline filed for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations with immediate effect.[3]

Destinations[edit]

A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–400 at Friedrichshafen Airport (2005).
A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–900 at Düsseldorf Airport (2012).
A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–800 at Düsseldorf Airport (2012).
A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–800 at Düsseldorf Airport (2012).

The airline also operated scheduled services to the following (as of December 2012)

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Czech
Denmark
Estonia
France
Germany
Iran
Kazakhstan
Republic of Macedonia
Netherlands
Poland
Norway
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Switzerland
Turkey

Fleet[edit]

As of February 2013, the Sky Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft, which are all equipped with an all-economy class cabin layout:[4][5]

Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-400 1(stored) - 170/150Y+12C To be retired in 2013
Boeing 737-900ER 0 215 leased from ALAFCO
Total 1 '

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Sky Airlines. Retrieved on 21 February 2012. "Güzeloba mah. Ay – 1 Sok. No:1 07230 Lara – Antalya / Türkiye"
  2. ^ a b "German Sky Suspends Operations", Airliner World, February 2013: 7 
  3. ^ "Sky Airlines hat den Betrieb eingestellt". Radio Bremen. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ ch-aviation.ch: Sky Airlines
  5. ^ Sky Airlines fleet

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