AtlasGlobal

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Not to be confused with Atlas Air.
AtlasGlobal
Atlas Global logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
KK KKK ATLASGLOBAL
Founded 2001
Operating bases Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 18
Destinations 22
Company slogan A World Beyond Dreams
Parent company ETS
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people Orhan Coskun, CEO
Website atlasglb.com

AtlasGlobal (until 31 March 2015 Atlasjet)[1] is an airline headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey,[2] which operates scheduled domestic and international passenger services as well as charter flights, mostly out of its base at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.[3]

History[edit]

The airline was established on 14 March 2001 and started operations on 1 June 2001. Formerly known as Atlasjet International Airlines, it was set up as a subsidiary of Öger Holdings. In 2004 ETS Group acquired a 45% stake, which was increased to 90% in February 2006 following the taking over of Öger's 45% holding. The company is led by its CEO Orhan Coşkun had 730 employees (as of 2007).[3]

In August 2012, AtlasGlobal Airlines contracted Ryan International Airlines, a US airline, to operate religious pilgrimage flights to cities such as Medina and Tel Aviv. In January 2013 AtlasGlobal failed to fulfill the payments to Ryan International, which prompted the termination of the co-operation without advance notice. Ryan International Airlines, already in a bankruptcy reorganization process, was not able to recover from the loss and therefore faced impending financial difficulties, which led to its liquidation.[4][5]

Atlasjet announced to be renamed into AtlasGlobal by 1 April 2015.[1]

Destinations[edit]

As of May 2016, Atlasjet offers scheduled flights to the following destinations.[6] Note: This list does not include charter flights.

City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Adana Turkey ADA LTAF Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
Amsterdam Netherlands AMS EHAM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Antalya Turkey AYT LTAI Antalya Airport
Beirut[7] Lebanon BEY OLBA Beirut International Airport
Bodrum Turkey BJV LTFE Milas-Bodrum Airport
Bishkek[8] Kyrgyzstan FRU UCFM Manas International Airport
Chisinau Moldova KIV LUKK Chisinau International Airport
Cluj-Napoca[9] Romania CLJ LRCL Cluj International Airport (begins 18 July 2016)
Doha[10] Qatar DOH OTHH Hamad International Airport (begins 1 July 2016)
Dalaman Turkey DLM LTBS Dalaman Airport
Erbil Iraq EBL ORER Erbil International Airport
Gaziantep Turkey GZT LTAJ Oğuzeli Airport
Isfahan Iran IFN OIFM Isfahan International Airport
Istanbul Turkey IST LTBA Atatürk International Airport (base)
Istanbul Turkey SAW LTFJ Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
İzmir Turkey ADB LTBJ Adnan Menderes Airport
Jeddah Saudi Arabia JED OEJN King Abdulaziz International Airport
Kaliningrad[11] Russia KGD UMKK Khrabrovo Airport
Kars Turkey KSY LTCF Kars Airport
Kayseri Turkey ASR LTAU Erkilet International Airport
Konya[12] Turkey KYA LTAN Konya Airport (begins 20 June 2016)
London UK LTN EGGW Luton Airport[13]
Mashhad Iran MHD OIMM Shahid Hashemi Nejad International Airport
Medina Saudi Arabia MED OEMA Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport
Milan[14] Italy MXP LIMC Milan-Malpensa Airport (begins 2 August 2016)
Nizhnekamsk / Naberezhnye Chelny Russia NBC UWKE Begishevo Airport[15]
North Nicosia Northern Cyprus ECN LCEN Ercan International Airport
Paris France CDG LFPG Charles de Gaulle Airport[16]
Shiraz Iran SYZ OISS Shiraz International Airport
Shymkent Kazakhstan CIT UAII Shymkent International Airport
Stockholm Sweden ARN ESSA Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Sulaymaniyah Iraq ISU ORSU Sulaimaniyah International Airport
Tabriz Iran TBZ OITT Tabriz International Airport
Tehran Iran IKA OIIE Imam Khomeini International Airport
Tbilisi[17] Georgia TBS UGTB Tbilisi International Airport
Tirana Albania TIA LATI Tirana International Airport
Trabzon Turkey TZX LTCG Trabzon Airport
Urmia Iran OMH OITR Urmia International Airport
Van Turkey VAN LTCI Van Ferit Melen Airport
Yerevan Armenia EVN UDYZ Zvartnots International Airport
Zürich Switzerland ZRH LSZH Zürich Airport (begins 1 July 2016)

Fleet[edit]

Current[edit]

An AtlasGlobal Airbus A320-200 approaching Dubai International Airport (2008).

As of February 2014, the AtlasGlobal fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[18][19]

AtlasGlobal Ukraine fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 1 4 8 126 134
Airbus A320-200 6 1 8 156 164
Airbus A321-100 2 8 192 200
Airbus A321-200 11 2 12
192
216
204
216
Bombardier CS300 15[20] TBA Still a commitment not a firm order
Total 21 22

Historic fleet[edit]

An Atlasjet Bombardier CRJ900 on approach at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2008).

Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:[21]

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A330-200
2009
2012
Boeing 737-400
2004
2010
2005
2011
Boeing 757-200
2001
2012
Bombardier CRJ700
2005
2007
Bombardier CRJ900
2006
2010
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
2007
2007

Incidents and accidents[edit]

TC-AKM, the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 destroyed in the accident of Atlasjet Flight 4203, at Warsaw Chopin Airport (2007).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.aerotelegraph.com/tuerkische-atlasjet-bennent-sich-um-atlas-global-globale-ambitionen
  2. ^ "Headquarters and Call Center." Atlasjet. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 80. 
  4. ^ Rockford's Ryan International Airlines liquidating WREX. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ Charter Carrier Ryan International Airlines Grounds All Flights, Seeks Liquidation NYC Aviation. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. ^ Atlasjet timetable. Atlasjet. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  7. ^ "AtlasGlobal Continues Middle East Expansion in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  8. ^ L, J (14 April 2015). "AtlasGlobal to Begin Bishkek Service from mid-June 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Turkish Airlines / AtlasGlobal Commences Cluj Service from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "AtlasGlobal Re-schedules Doha Launch to July 2016". Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  11. ^ Костоглодов, Денис (3 July 2015). "С сентября открываются регулярные авиарейсы из Калининграда в Стамбул". Калининград.Ru. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "AtlasGlobal Adds New Domestic Routes in S16". routesonline. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  13. ^ L, J (28 January 2014). "Atlasjet Adds Istanbul Ataturk – London Luton Service from May 2014". Airline Route. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "AtlasGlobal Adds Milan Link from August 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "В АЭРОПОРТУ "БЕГИШЕВО" ОТКРЫЛСЯ НОВЫЙ АВИАМАРШРУТ ДО СТАМБУЛА И ОБРАТНО". ТАТМЕДИА. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/passagers/les-vols/actualites-vols/nouvelles-destinations-ete-2015
  17. ^ "Atlasjet to Start Istanbul – Tbilisi Service from October 2013". Routesonline. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Atlasjet Airlines". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  19. ^ "Welcome". Atlasjet. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  20. ^ Turkey's Atlasjet Signs for up to 15 Bombardier CS300 Airliners Bombardier.
  21. ^ Atlasjet fleet list at airfleets.net
  22. ^ Atlasjet Flight 1011 Aviation Safety Network.
  23. ^ Atlasjet Flight 4203 Aviation Safety Network.

External links[edit]

Media related to Atlasjet at Wikimedia Commons