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İzmir Airlines
IZair logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2005; 14 years ago (2005)
Operating basesAntalya Airport Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
Fleet size5
Company sloganThe beauty of İzmir is in the air with IZair
Parent companyPegasus Airlines[citation needed]
Headquartersİzmir, Turkey
Key peopleAli Sabancı (President)

IZair (İzmir Hava Yolları) is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Adnan Menderes Airport in İzmir, Turkey.[1]


The airline was established in 2005 as İzmir Hava Yolları by a group of businessmen from İzmir. It started operations on 14 June 2006.

All IZair flights were marketed under the Air Berlin Turkey brand,[2][3] a cooperation between Air Berlin and Pegasus Airlines, between 2012 and 2013. The brand was abandoned in 2013.

On 29 February 2012 the last remaining Airbus A319-100 was returned to the lessor.

In November 2018, it has been announced that IZair will be dissolved and merged into Pegasus Airlines by the end of 2018.[4]


As of January 2014 IZair doesn't operate under its own name. Instead all flights are operated for Pegasus Airlines.


An IZair Airbus A319 at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. (2009) This aircraft was involved in the 2010 incident at Frankfurt.

The IZair fleet consists of the following aircraft, all of which are operated for Pegasus Airlines (as of August 2019):[5]

Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 5 189
Total 5

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 10 March 2010, Pegasus Airlines Flight 361, an Airbus A319-100 operated by IZair on a ferry flight made an emergency landing at Frankfurt Airport in Germany after a malfunction in the nose gear. The flight landed safely but blew both front nose gear tires. The airport closed runway 07R/25L for 3 hours to allow recovery.[6] The nose gear suffered the same problem as JetBlue Flight 292.


  1. ^ "Contact." IZair. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  2. ^ IZair timetable Archived 2010-09-26 at the Wayback Machine IZair. Retrieved 12 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 95.
  4. ^ ch-aviation.com - Turkey's Izair to merge with parent Pegasus by YE18 16 November 2018
  5. ^ IZair Fleet
  6. ^ Pegasus Airlines Flight 361 – 10 March 2010

External links[edit]

Media related to IZair at Wikimedia Commons