Avies

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Avies
Avies logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
AIA AVIES
Founded 1991
Ceased operations 2016
Hubs Tallinn Airport
Fleet size 11
Destinations 3
Headquarters Tallinn, Estonia
Website avies.ee

Avies AS was an airline and is now a travel company based in Tallinn, Estonia.[1] Its main base was Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.[2]

History[edit]

Avies was established and started operations in 1991 and operated scheduled passenger transport, charter and air taxi services.

All domestic flights in Sweden were cancelled in March 2015, due to contract cancellation by Swedish Traffic Administration. Before that Avies flew three domestic routes in Sweden. Avies was declared bankrupt by court on 26 June 2015, however continued to operate as usual.[3]

However, the remaining flights from Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport to Kuressaare Airport, Kärdla Airport and Stockholm-Arlanda were suspended on 1 April 2016, after the airline's operating license was withdrawn by Estonian Civil Aviation Administration for a duration of six months over security concerns.[3]

Destinations[edit]

Until its license has been revoked in April 2016, Avies served the following scheduled destinations:

 Estonia
 Sweden

Fleet[edit]

Avies BN-2T

As of December 2014, the Avies fleet included the following aircraft.[4][5]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 13 February 2013, a Jetstream belonging to Avies landed at Pajala with two wheels outside the paved runway. No damage to the aircraft.[6]
  • On 3 May 2013, a Jetstream belonging to Avies got trouble with both engines after departure from Sveg. They had too low RPM, but there was no warning from the plane system for that. The pilots returned to Sveg and managed to get better power from the engines before landing.[7]
  • On 31 January 2014, a Jetstream belonging to Avies skidded off the snow-covered runway at Torsby Airport.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Avies. Retrieved on 12 February 2012. "Address: Sepise 1, Tallinn, Eesti"
  2. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ a b Cavegn, Dario. "Bankrupt airline Avies now without license, all flight operations ceased". err. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Aircraft fleet of AIA / Avies". Airframes.org. 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Avies Air Company". airlineupdate.com. 1 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. 
  6. ^ RL 2014:01 Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ RL 2014:07 Archived July 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Interim statement Serious incident at Torsby Airport, Värmland county on 31 January 2014 Archived April 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

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