Small Planet Airlines

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Small Planet Airlines
Small Planet Airlines (logo).jpg
IATA
  • S5
  • P7
ICAO
  • LLC
  • LLP
Callsign
  • SMALL PLANET
  • SKYPOL
Founded March 14, 2007 (2007-03-14)
(as FlyLal Charters)
Commenced operations 2010 (2010)
(as Small Planet Airlines)
Operating bases
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 9 (incl. subsidiaries)
Destinations Chartered
Company slogan Why Not?
Headquarters Smolensko str. 10, Vilnius, Lithuania
Key people
  • Vytautas Kaikaris (Chief executive officer)
  • Andrius Staniulis (Chief operations oficer)
  • Halldor Sigurdarson (Chief financial oficer)
Website www.smallplanet.aero

Small Planet Airlines is a charter airline, established in 2007. Its main base is Vilnius Airport, with divisions in Poland, France and the United Kingdom. The main activities of the company are: - Full charter programs for tour operators with localized implementation (AOC, local crew, tailored on-board services); - Aircraft wet lease service for airlines with tailored on-board services and possibility of custom livery; - Ad hoc flights with immediate quoting and quick dispatch for anyone in need for a charter flight.

Small Planet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 9 aircraft (2 Boeing 737-300, and 7 Airbus A320) and has chartered to more than 120 destinations in Europe, MENA and Asia regions. In 2012 it transported nearly 0.7m passengers.

In April 2013, the team of Small Planet Airlines executives purchased 95,5 pct of Small Planet Airlines UAB and Small Planet Airlines Sp. z.o.o. shares from aviation business solution company Avia Solutions Group. According to the new Small Planet Airlines shareholders structure, 70 pct of company shares are owned by Vytautas Kaikaris, Small Planet Airlines CEO and 30 pct of company shares belong to Andrius Staniulis, the quality manager of the charter carrier and the board member of Small Planet Airlines Polish subsidiary.

Small Planet Airlines serves the leading tour operators in Europe and brings their passengers to Greece, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, and other popular holiday destinations. The company also performs flights for military, government, corporations and private individuals on an ad-hoc basis.

History[edit]

Small Planet Airlines Boeing 737 livery design.

FlyLAL Charters was a company registered on 14 March 2007. In October 2008, the company received its AOC and Operating License to begin active passenger flight operations. In 2009, a subsidiary flyLAL Charter Eesti was registered with an aim to provide chartered flights from Estonia. In December 2009, a company flyLAL Charters PL was registered to implement flights from various airports in Poland. In 2010, flyLAL Charters were authorized to perform regular flights to Rhodes, Heraklion, Varna, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. In July 2010, flyLAL Charters were re-branded with new brand name Small Planet Airlines.

Statistics[edit]

In 2009 Small Planet Airlines flew to 75 destinations, carried 0.4 million passengers, and received 46 million Euros in revenues. In the year 2010, the airline served 0.4 million passengers, and reached over 46 million Euros in profit. In 2011 the airline carried 0.5 million passengers, revenues – 57 million Euros. In the year 2012 Small Planet Airlines transported nearly 0.7m passengers who traveled to more than 120 destinations. Revenues - more than 90 million Euros.

Destinations[edit]

Small Planet Airlines advertisement

The key destinations implemented with cooperation with tour operators (the company also serves individual chartered flights).

Destination Country
Charter flights
Tirana  Albania
Burgas  Bulgaria
Varna  Bulgaria
Hurghada  Egypt
Sharm El Sheikh  Egypt
Marsa Alam  Egypt
Taba  Egypt
Heraklion  Greece
Rhodes  Greece
Kavala  Greece
Thessaloniki  Greece
Kos  Greece
Fuerteventura  Spain
Gran Canaria  Spain
Barcelona  Spain
Palma de Mallorca  Spain
Tenerife  Spain
Malaga  Spain
Bergamo  Italy
Catania  Italy
Rijeka  Croatia
Mostar  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tivat  Montenegro
Faro  Portugal
Antalya  Turkey
Bodrum  Turkey
Dalaman  Turkey

Fleet[edit]

Small Planet SP-HAB A320, Corfu International Airport
Aircraft
model
Registration
number
Built in:
Notes
„Small Planet Airlines“ UAB ( Lithuania)
Airbus A320-232 LY-SPA 2002 Registered in Lithuania.
Airbus A320-232 LY-SPB 2006 Registered in Lithuania.
Airbus A320-232 LY-SPC 1994 Registered in Lithuania.
Airbus A320-232 LY-SPD 1999 Registered in Lithuania.
Boeing 737–382 LY-FLH 1992 Registered in Lithuania.
Boeing 737–31S LY-SPE 1997 Registered in Lithuania.
„Small Planet Airlines“ Sp. zo.o ( Poland)
Airbus A320-232 SP-HAB 2001 Registered in Poland.
Airbus A320-233 SP-HAC 1997 Registered in Poland.
Airbus A320-232 SP-HAD 2003 Registered in Poland.
Airbus A320-214 SP-HAE 1998 Registered in Poland.
Airbus A320-214 SP-HAF 1998 Registered in Poland.

References[edit]

Small Planet Airlines acquired by current management
http://www.smallplanet.aero/en/read-news/67-small-planet-airlines-acquired-by-current-management.html

Small Planet Airlines is renewing its aircraft fleet
http://www.smallplanet.aero/en/read-news/68-small-planet-airlines-is-renewing-its-aircraft-fleet.html

Small Planet Airlines aircraft fleet
http://smallplanet.aero/en/services/fleet.html

External links[edit]