EuroAtlantic Airways

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EuroAtlantic Airways
Euroatlantic logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded25 August 1993
Operating basesLisbon Airport
SubsidiariesSTP Airways (38%)
Fleet size9
Destinations2 (Scheduled)
Company sloganAnytime, Anywhere!
HeadquartersSintra, Portugal
Key peopleTomaz Metello, CEO, Owner and Founder

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]


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 is totally owned by Portuguese businessman Tomaz Metello, the founder of the airline. 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.[2] 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.[3]

In February 2017, euroAtlantic ended its freighter operations by phasing out its sole Boeing 767-300F cargo aircraft.[4]


The former euroAtlantic Lockheed L-1011 still wearing Air Zarco livery

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 airlines like TAP Air Portugal, LOT Polish Airlines, FlyNAS (for Hajj flights), TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, TUIFly, etc.

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


euroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER in the former livery

As of September 2017, the EuroAtlantic Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8]

EuroAtlantic Airways fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 1 16 144 160
Boeing 767-300ER 5 - 16 246 262
267 267
302 302
Boeing 777-200ER 1 30 293 323
Cessna Citation CJ3[9] 1 6 6
Total 8 -
euroAtlantic 767-300ER with the new corporate livery at Bissau Oswaldo Vieira International Airport


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 78.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ "The financial express - First Financial Daily Newspaper in Bangladesh". 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". Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  8. ^ - EuroAtlantic Airways Fleet Details and History retrieved 1 March 2017
  9. ^ - Executive Flights retrieved 1 March 2017

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