Amsterdam Airlines

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Amsterdam Air
Amsterdam Airlines - Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2007
Ceased operations 31 October 2011
Hubs Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Maastricht Aachen Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations Charter operations
Headquarters Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Key people Ayhan Kara (CEO), Jaap Horsten (Managing director)
Amsterdam Airlines' first A320 touching down in Amsterdam after its ferry flight

Amsterdam Airlines was a Dutch charter airline with its head office in Schiphol-Rijk on the grounds of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.[1] Founded in 2007, Amsterdam Airlines used to provide both charter and wet lease services. It ceased its operation on October 31, 2011[2] and went bankrupt on November 22.[3]


At the time of closure, Amsterdam Airlines' fleet consisted of 3 aircraft:[4]

Amsterdam Airlines Fleet
Aircraft On Order Total Passengers
Airbus A320-231 0 3 180

Amsterdam Airlines' first aircraft, an Airbus A320, arrived at Schiphol on 18 June 2008 from Mexico City via Gander, Canada. The aircraft (MSN 430), was on lease from ILFC, and is registered PH-AAX.[5] Their second aircraft, registration PH-AAY (MSN 527), entered service mid-2009 and a third aircraft, registration PH-AAZ (MSN 299) was delivered on 18 April 2011. Two aircraft have been returned to their lessors. The flights are taken over by ML Tours Strategic Airlines but at the moment Corendon Nederland Airlines NLD operates these flights.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Amsterdam Airlines. Retrieved on 20 February 2011. "Office Address: Het Poortgebouw Beech Avenue 54–80 1119 PW Schiphol-Rijk The Netherlands."
  2. ^ "Amsterdam Airlines staakt vliegoperaties onmiddellijk". Luchtvaart Nieuws (in Dutch). 31 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Faillissement Amsterdam Airlines uitgesproken". (in Dutch). 22 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Amsterdam Airlines Fleet". Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Eerste vliegtuig Amsterdam Airlines aangekomen op Schiphol". Luchtvaart Nieuws (in Dutch). 22 June 2008. 

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External image – Photos taken of Amsterdam Airlines' aircraft