Air Atlanta Europe

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Air Atlanta Europe
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2002
Commenced operations June 2003
Ceased operations November 2006
Hubs London Gatwick Airport
Manchester Airport
Glasgow International Airport
Cardiff International Airport
Alliance Air Atlanta Icelandic/Avion Group
Fleet size 3x B747-300. Aircraft are also leased as needed
Destinations Varies
Parent company Avion Group
Headquarters London Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Key people Larry Major, Chairman

Air Atlanta Europe was an airline based at London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom. It provided long term wet-lease contract flights for Excel Airways (rebranded as XL Airways UK), Virgin Atlantic and others, as well as ad hoc flights tailored to customer requirements.

On 1 May 2006, Air Atlanta Europe was absorbed into Excel Airways.[1]


Air Atlanta Europe Limited was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2002.[2] It commenced operations in June 2003.[1] The company held a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence that permitted it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. It was revoked on 8 November 2006.[3]

Boeing 747 with Travel City Direct titles.

A number of Boeing 747s were operated for the tour operator Travel City Direct and painted with Travel City Direct titles.


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Air Atlanta Europe operated from:

  • Cardiff
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • London Gatwick

Air Atlanta Europe operated to these destinations at August 2005:

  • Hurghada
  • Sharm El Sheik
  • Orlando Sanford International
  • Orlando Sanford International (On behalf of Travel City Direct)
  • Faro
  • Paphos
  • Tenerife
  • Arrecife


As of August 2006 the Air Atlanta Europe fleet includes:[4]

The airline had also previously operated the Boeing 747-200.


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