EuroAtlantic Airways

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EuroAtlantic Airways
Euro Atlantic Airways Boeing 767-300; CS-TFS@ZRH;08.06.2013 709cu (8990338939).jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
YU MMZ EUROATLANTIC
Founded25 August 1993
Operating basesLisbon Airport
SubsidiariesSTP Airways (38%)
Fleet size7
Destinations2 (scheduled)[1]
HeadquartersSintra, Portugal
Key people
  • Abed El-Jaouni (Chairman)
  • Eugénio Fernandes (CEO)
Websitewww.euroatlantic.pt

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.[2]

History[edit]

A former EuroAtlantic Lockheed L-1011

Founded as Air Zarco on 25 August 1993 by Tomaz Metello, 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Charter and ACMI operations[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[6] and two Boeing 767s for Air Canada in 2014.[7] Among their usual customers are TAP Air Portugal, LOT Polish Airlines, FlyNAS (for Hajj flights), TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, and TUI fly Belgium. The company slogan is Anytime, Anywhere!

Scheduled operations[edit]

As of February 2021, EuroAtlantic Airways also serves the following scheduled destinations.[1] This single route had been inaugurated after TAP Air Portugal ceased it for a short period[8][9] and has been maintained since.

Guinea-Bissau

Bissau - Osvaldo Vieira International Airport

Portugal

Lisbon - Lisbon Airport base

Fleet[edit]

EuroAtlantic Boeing 737-800
EuroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER wearing the former livery
EuroAtlantic Boeing 777-200ER

Current fleet[edit]

As of February 2021, the EuroAtlantic Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 767-300ER 6 34 199 233
16 246 262
267 267
300 300
309 309
Boeing 777-200ER 1 24 302 326
Boeing 787-8 2 TBA To be leased in from 2021.[11]
Total 8 2

Former fleet[edit]

EuroAtlantic Airways has previously operated the following aircraft:[12]

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 1 2009 2017
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 1 1997 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Voos Directos Guiné Bissau a partir de Lisboa - Fly euroAtlantic". flyeuroatlantic.pt. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 78.
  3. ^ Gubisch2019-11-29T10:47:00+00:00, Michael. "Investment firm I-Jet acquires EuroAtlantic". Flight Global. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Euro Atlantic Airways CS-TEB (Lockheed L-1011 TriStar - MSN 1240) (Ex V2-LEO ) | Airfleets aviation".
  6. ^ "The financial express - First Financial Daily Newspaper in Bangladesh". thefinancialexpress-bd.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Important information regarding our euroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER". Air Canada. Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "TAP – Air Portugal resumes flights to Guinea-Bissau". Macauhub.com.mo. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Portugal's euroAtlantic secures Guinea-Bissau contract". CH Aviation. Chur, Switzerland. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  10. ^ "Fleet". euroatlantic.pt.
  11. ^ "Euroatlantic Airways signs leasing agreement for two Boeing 787-8". ifn.news. 17 March 2020.
  12. ^ planespotters.net - EuroAtlantic Airways Fleet Details and History retrieved 17 February 2021

External links[edit]

Media related to Euro Atlantic Airways at Wikimedia Commons