Trans Aer was an airline, previously named Translift Airways, and was the brainchild of P. J. McGoldrick (who later went on to run Ryanair and EUjet).
Trans Aer operated a number of Airbus A300 and Airbus A320 aircraft under Irish registrations. Some Boeing 727, Boeing 757 and Boeing 737-200 were also operated for a short period of time. 
Trans Aer started operations in February 1992 and went into bankruptcy in October 2000. The collapse was blamed on the adverse effects of the Kosovo war, a failed $18 million investment in American airline TransMeridian and losses of $14 million incurred by Trans Aer's German and Greek charter airline business. The business failed with outstanding debts of £30 million and made 450 employees redundant.
Two of their aircraft were impounded in Ireland by Aer Rianta the day after the airline appointed a liquidator, due to Trans Aer's failure pay landing and handling fees amounting to over £200,000.
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