Belle Air

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This article is about an airline from Albania. For an airline from Switzerland with a similar name, see Belair (airline).
Belle Air
Belle Air logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
LZ LBY ALBAN-BELLE
Founded 2005
Commenced operations 2005
Ceased operations 24 November 2013[1]
Hubs Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
Fleet size 7
Destinations 24
Headquarters Tirana, Albania
Key people Arbi Xhelo, Founder & CEO
Website belleair.eu

Belle Air Sh.p.k (stylized as Belleair) was a privately owned Albanian low-cost airline headquartered in Tirana.[2]

History[edit]

Belle Air was founded in 2005. It ceased operations on 24 November 2013 stating economic difficulties.[1][3][4] Their fleet has been returned to the lessors.[1] Arbi Xhelo, an Albanian businessman, was the former Accountable Manager of Belle Air.[5] Belle Air Europe was a sister company to the airline, founded in 2009 and based in Ancona, Italy. It ceased operations two days after the parent company.[6]

Destinations[edit]

Belle Air operated international flights on scheduled services to several cities in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Switzerland and the UK out of Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza.

Fleet[edit]

Belle Air Airbus A320-200

As of November 2013, at the time when it ceased operations, the Belle Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft:

Belle Air fleet[7]
Aircraft active Passengers
Airbus A319-100 3 144
Airbus A320-200 2 180
ATR 72-500 2 68
Total 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Albania's Belle Air Ceases Operations". 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contatto". Belle Air. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer notice on the main page". Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Dron, Alan (25 November 2013). "Albanian carrier halts services". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 8 November - Friday 14 November)". Anna.aero. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Belle Air Europe suspends flights as well". 10 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Operator Aircraft List Albania". Planespotters.net. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Belle Air at Wikimedia Commons