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Not to be confused with Atlas Air.
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2001
Operating bases Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Fleet size 18
Destinations 22
Company slogan A World Beyond Dreams
Parent company ETS
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people Orhan Coskun, CEO
Airbus A321-231

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]


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]


As of February 2013, 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 The Netherlands AMS EHAM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Antalya Turkey AYT LTAI Antalya Airport
Beirut[7] Lebanon BEY OLBA Beirut International Airport (begins 2 May 2016)
Bodrum Turkey BJV LTFE Milas-Bodrum Airport
Bishkek[8] Kyrgyzstan FRU UCFM Manas International Airport
Chisinau Moldova KIV LUKK Chisinau International Airport
Dalaman Turkey DLM LTBS Dalaman Airport
Doha[9] Qatar DOH OTHH Hamad International Airport (begins 20 June 2016)
Erbil Iraq EBL ORER Erbil International Airport
Gaziantep Turkey GZT LTAJ Oğuzeli Airport
Istanbul Turkey IST LTBA Atatürk International Airport (base)
Istanbul Turkey SAW LTFJ Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
İzmir Turkey ADB LTBJ Adnan Menderes Airport
Kaliningrad[10] Russia KGD UMKK Khrabrovo Airport
Kars Turkey KSY LTCF Kars Airport
Kayseri Turkey ASR LTAU Erkilet International Airport
London UK LTN EGGW Luton Airport[11]
Nizhnekamsk / Naberezhnye Chelny Russia NBC UWKE Begishevo Airport[12]
North Nicosia Northern Cyprus ECN LCEN Ercan International Airport
Paris France CDG LFPG Charles de Gaulle Airport[13]
Stockholm Sweden ARN ESSA Stockholm Arlanda Airport (begins 16 March 2016)
Sulaymaniah Iraq ISU ORSU Sulaimaniyah International Airport
Tehran Iran IKA OIIE Imam Khomeini International Airport
Tabriz Iran TBZ OITT Tabriz International Airport
Tbilisi[14] Georgia TBS UGTB Tbilisi International Airport
Tirana Albania TIA LATI Tirana 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)



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

As of February 2014, the AtlasGlobal fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[15][16]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 1 4 134
Airbus A320-200 6 1 158
Airbus A321-200 14 2 200
Bombardier CS300 15[17] TBA Still a commitment not a firm order
Total 18 22

Historic fleet[edit]

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

Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:[18]

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A330-200
Boeing 737-400
Boeing 757-200
Bombardier CRJ700
Bombardier CRJ900
McDonnell Douglas MD-83

Incidents and accidents[edit]

TC-AKM, the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 destroyed in the accident of Atlasjet Flight 4203, at Warsaw Chopin Airport (2007).
  • On 18 August 2007, Atlasjet Flight 1011 from Ercan, Northern Cyprus to Istanbul, Turkey, which was operated by a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (registered TC-AKN), was hijacked by two passengers shortly after take-off. The perpetrators claimed to be members of Al Quaeda carrying explosives, and demanded the pilots to divert to Tehran, Iran. Instead, the aircraft landed at Antalya Airport in Turkey at 08:15 local time, officially in order to refuel. Negotiations with the local authorities began, during which all females and children on board were allowed to leave. A ruckus occurred when other passengers and crew tried to flee during which the hijackers surrendered. There were no notable injuries among the 138 other passengers and 5 crew members on board.[19]


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  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. ^ "AtlasGlobal Continues Middle East Expansion in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Костоглодов, Денис (3 July 2015). "С сентября открываются регулярные авиарейсы из Калининграда в Стамбул". Калининград.Ru. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  11. ^ L, J (28 January 2014). "Atlasjet Adds Istanbul Ataturk – London Luton Service from May 2014". Airline Route. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Atlasjet to Start Istanbul – Tbilisi Service from October 2013". Routesonline. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Atlasjet Airlines". Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  16. ^ "Welcome". Atlasjet. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  17. ^ Turkey's Atlasjet Signs for up to 15 Bombardier CS300 Airliners Bombardier.
  18. ^ Atlasjet fleet list at
  19. ^ Atlasjet Flight 1011 Aviation Safety Network.
  20. ^ Atlasjet Flight 4203 Aviation Safety Network.

External links[edit]

Media related to Atlasjet at Wikimedia Commons