EuroAtlantic Airways

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EuroAtlantic Airways
Logo EAA 2020 21.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
YU MMZ EUROATLANTIC
Founded25 August 1993
Operating basesLisbon Airport
SubsidiariesSTP Airways (38%)
Fleet size8
HeadquartersSintra, Portugal
Key peopleAbed El-Jaouni (Chairman) Eugénio Fernandes (CEO)
Websitewww.euroatlantic.pt
B777-200ER

EuroAtlantic Airways, legally EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A., is a Portuguese airline specialized in leasing and air charter headquartered in Sintra and based at Lisbon Airport.[1]

History[edit]

Founded as Air Zarco on 25 August 1993, the company adopted the trade name Air Madeira until 17 May 2000, when the Memorandum of Association was altered by deed, and the name of EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A. was adopted. EuroAtlantic also took over the corporate design from Air Zarco which is still used today. The airline was founded by Portuguese businessman Tomaz Metello, who was the owner of the airline until 2019. It was sold to the Luxembourg group Imperial Jet, led by German-Lebanese pilot and businessman Abed El-Jaouni.[2] EuroAtlantic also owns 38% of the national airline of São Tomé and Príncipe, STP Airways.

EuroAtlantic operated a direct flight from Lisbon to Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in January 2008 using a Boeing 767 carrying 140 members of the Portuguese National Guard.[3] It was the first aircraft larger than a Boeing 737 to ever land at the airport.

EuroAtlantic was known for operating the last Lockheed L-1011 TriStar in passenger service in Europe. It was phased out in March 2010 and is since stored at Amman Civil Airport.[4]

A former EuroAtlantic Lockheed L-1011

Destinations[edit]

EuroAtlantic Airways operates worldwide charter services as well as ACMI and other wet lease operations, mostly on behalf of other airlines. For example, EuroAtlantic operated two Boeing 777s on behalf of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in 2009[5] and two Boeing 767s for Air Canada in 2014.[6] Among their usual customers are TAP Air Portugal, LOT Polish Airlines, FlyNAS (for Hajj flights), TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, and TUIFly. The company slogan is Anytime, Anywhere!

EuroAtlantic Airways also operates a single scheduled route between Lisbon and Bissau.[7]

Fleet[edit]

A EuroAtlantic Airways Boeing 767-300ER
A EuroAtlantic Airways Boeing 777-200ER

Current fleet[edit]

As of April 2020, the EuroAtlantic Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8][9]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 1 186 186
Boeing 767-300ER 6 - 16 246 262
267 267
302 302
Boeing 777-200ER 1 24 302 326
Boeing 787-8 2 TBA To be leased from AerCap[10]
Total 8 2
B737-800NG

Former fleet[edit]

EuroAtlantic Airways has previously operated the following aircraft:[8]

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-300 6 2000 2006
Boeing 757-200 3 1998 2011 Leased from Macquarie AirFinance
Boeing 767-200ER 1 2014 2014 Leased from Jet Asia Airways
Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF 15 2003 2018
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 1 1997 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 78.
  2. ^ Gubisch2019-11-29T10:47:00+00:00, Michael. "Investment firm I-Jet acquires EuroAtlantic". Flight Global. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-l10-1240.htm
  5. ^ "The financial express - First Financial Daily Newspaper in Bangladesh". thefinancialexpress-bd.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Important information regarding our euroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER". Air Canada. Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Voos Directos Guiné Bissau a partir de Lisboa - Fly euroAtlantic". flyeuroatlantic.pt. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b planespotters.net - EuroAtlantic Airways Fleet Details and History retrieved 1 March 2017
  9. ^ https://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Euro+Atlantic+Airways.htm
  10. ^ "IFN".

External links[edit]

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