In October 1994 one of its aircraft was written off when the crew forgot to lower the landing gear as the plane arrived in Madrid.
In May 1995, another aircraft was damaged beyond repair during a botched landing at Vitoria airport in Spain.
In July 1998 two crew were killed when a cargo aircraft crashed en-route to Barcelona when the pilot lost control of the plane.
In January 2012 a plane sustained substantial damage during a botched landing at Kandahar.
On May 10, 2013 a MD83 operated by the company performed scheduled flight VY-3913 from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid for Spanish low-cost airline Vueling. The aircraft suffered an engine problem on take-off but returned safely to Palma de Mallorca.
On July 24, 2014 a MD83 operated by the company performed scheduled flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou to Algiers for Algerian airline Air Algérie. The aircraft disappeared off radar 50 minutes after takeoff.
Swiftair has selected the Boeing 737-300F (converted freighter) from Bedek Aviation (Israel Aerospace Industries) as the basis of its future European freighter fleet. The first aircraft was delivered in May 2007 on lease from AWAS.