New Axis Airways
|Founded||2001 as Axis Airways (name maintained until 2006)|
|Ceased operations||7 December 2009|
|Hubs||Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Marseille Provence Airport|
|Parent company||ISF and Private Investors|
New Axis Airways, known until 2006 as Axis Airways, was an airline based in Marseille, France. It operated domestic and international charter flights and cargo services on behalf of European clients. Its main bases were Marseille Provence Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
The airline was founded as Sinair in Grenoble. It was sold by Pan European Air Services to Axis Partners in June 2000. It was rebranded as Axis Airways in February 2001 and relocated from Grenoble to Marseille. It filed for bankruptcy in October 2006, before finding funding through a group of investors, including Arkia Israel Airlines. The owners are Etoile de La Valentine (26%), Arkia Israel Airlines (20%), Gamma Travel (13%), ISF (35%) and Sarah Tours (6%). It started operations in December 2006 and has 73 employees. It was renamed into New Axis Airways in 2008.
The airline ceased operations on 7 December 2009.
New Axis Airways operated services to
- Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport Hub
- Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport Hub
- Luxor - Luxor Airport
- Hurghada - Hurghada Airport
- Cairo - Cairo International Airport
- Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion International Airport
- Faro - Faro Airport
- Heraklion - Heraklion International Airport
- Eilat - Ovda International Airport
The New Axis Airways fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of December 2009):
- 1 Boeing 737 400: F-GLXQ
- 2 Boeing 737-800: F-GIRS, F-GZZA
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