Borajet

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Borajet
IATA ICAO Callsign
YB BRJ BORA JET [1]
Founded 2008[2]
Commenced operations 8 May 2010
Ceased operations 24 April 2017 (suspended)[3]
Operating bases Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
Frequent-flyer program fly borajet
Fleet size 8
Destinations 20 scheduled[4]
Parent company Borajet Havayolları
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people
Website borajet.com.tr

Borajet (Turkish: Borajet Havayolları) is a privately owned Turkish airline based in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul[6] operating domestic and international services. It suspended operations on 24 April 2017 and plans to resume them sometime in 2018.[3]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The airline was founded in 2008 by Yalcin Ayasli,[2] a Turkish businessman living in the USA. Fatih Akol is Chairman of the Board. The company rented a hangar at Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul and then purchased three second-hand ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft, which were delivered in the beginning of 2010.[5]

Borajet received its "Regional Airline Operations License" on 22 April 2010[7] and started operations on 7 May 2010 with its first flight from Istanbul to Tokat.[8]

In 2014 Borajet agreed a deal to lease five Embraer 190 aircraft (with options on a further three) from GE Capital Aviation Services.[9] In October 2016 Borajet announced long-term lease deals with AerCap for three Embraer 190-E2 and two Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, with deliveries to begin in 2018.[10]

Suspension of operations[edit]

On 24 April 2017, Borajet announced that they will temporarily suspend their operations and 30,000 existing flight reservations would be transferred to Turkish Airlines.[11] The airline stated maintenance issues as a reason for this move and plans to resume operations sometime during 2018 when Istanbul's new international airport becomes operational. Turkish court orders seven BoraJet Embraers seized.[1] [3]

Destinations[edit]

A former Borajet ATR 72-500 in 2012
Borajet Embraer 190

Prior to the suspension of operations in April 2017, Borajet served the following scheduled destinations.[4] Several more airports in Europe and the Middle East were served as charters while more domestic destinations were operated on a wet-lease basis.[4]

Germany
Greece
Iraq
Lebanon
Northern Cyprus
Spain
Turkey

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Borajet also maintains codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2017 - prior to the suspension of operations-, the Borajet fleet included the following aircraft:[12][13]

Borajet Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer 190 3 100
Embraer 195 5 118 1 painted in Fenerbahçe S.K. special livery[14]
Embraer 190-E2 3[10] TBA
Embraer 195-E2 2[10] TBA
Total 8 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.avcodes.co.uk/details.asp?ID=12939
  2. ^ a b "Hakkında" (in Turkish). Borajet. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  3. ^ a b c atwonline.com - Turkish regional BoraJet suspends operations 25 April 2017
  4. ^ a b c borajet.com.tr - Route map retrieved 25 April 2017
  5. ^ a b Cebeci, Uğur (2009-11-15). "BoraJet geliyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Contact Us." Borajet. Retrieved on 16 February 2011. "ADDRESS İDTM Blokları A-3 Blok Kat:5 Yeşilköy 34149 / İstanbul-TURKEY"
  7. ^ "Dolmuş uçak için izin çıktı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Eğitim. 2010-04-22. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Borajet, ilk tarifeli uçuşunu gerçekleştirdi". Ulaşım Online (in Turkish). 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  9. ^ "News". Airliner World: 7. May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "Borajet Secures E2 Deal". Airliner World (December 2016): 8. 
  11. ^ "Local carrier halts operations for restructuring ahead of new Istanbul airport openingi". Hurriyet Daily News. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  12. ^ planespotters.net - BoraJet Fleet Details and History retrieved 26 April 2017
  13. ^ borajet.com.tr - Fleet retrieved 26 April 2017
  14. ^ Borajet Fenerbahçe Uçağımız Hazır (Turkish)

External links[edit]

Media related to BoraJet at Wikimedia Commons