City Airways

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City Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
E8 GTA CITY AIRWAYS
Founded 2011; 7 years ago (2011)
Commenced operations September 2012
Ceased operations 13 February 2016
Hubs Don Mueang International Airport
Secondary hubs Phuket International Airport
Fleet size 1 to 4
Destinations 3
Company slogan Go every city by City Airways
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Website www.cityairways.co.th

City Airways (Thai:ซิตี้แอร์เวย์) was a passenger airline in Thailand that operated from 2012 to 2016.

City Airways was founded in 2011 and began operations in September 2012. Its main hub was Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport. It operated scheduled and charter flights between Bangkok, Hong Kong and Phuket.

A City Airways Boeing 737-400 at Don Mueang International Airport in November 2013

Its fleet peaked at 4 aircraft. These were predominantly leased Boeing 737-400s, with one Boeing 737-800 from September 2015.[1]

In 2015, the Chairman of City Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to lease ten Comac C919 and ten Comac ARJ21-700 aircraft.[2][3][4]

In February 2016 the airline ceased operations after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand revoked its landing rights due to concerns regarding safety and finances.[5][6][7][8] By mid-March 2016 all of its aircraft had been returned to lessors or sold on.[1] The order for the Comac aircraft was cancelled.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City Airways fleet details and history". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ "City Airways". Airliner World: 19. November 2015.
  3. ^ Wen, Wang (17 September 2015). "COMAC to supply jets to carrier in Thailand". China Daily. China Daily Information Co. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ Wilhelm, Steve (17 September 2015). "Bad omen: Boeing loses out to Chinese jetmaker in order from Thai airline". Puget Sound Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ Mahitthirook, Amornrat (20 February 2016). "CAAT grounds City Airways over huge debt". Bangkok Post. Bangkok Post Public Company Limited. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Thai CAA sanctions Asian Air, Business Air, City Airways". CH-Aviation. ch-aviation GmbH. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ Mahitthirook, Amornrat (14 February 2016). "CAAT puts brakes on City Airways". Bangkok Post. Bangkok Post Public Company Limited. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  8. ^ Dhanananphorn, Manunphattr (23 February 2016). "Thailand examines airline finances due to safety concerns". Reuters. Thompson Reuters. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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