Seagle Air

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Seagle Air
Seagle Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
SJ CGL SEAGLE
Founded 1995
Ceased operations 2009
Operating bases M. R. Štefánik Airport
Ruzyně Airport
Trenčín Airport
Fleet size 5 (at closure)
Company slogan Even far can be close...
Headquarters Trenčín, Slovakia
Key people Peter Hanák (CEO)
Website www.seagleair.sk
A Seagle Air Boeing 737-300 shortly after take-off (2008).
A Seagle Air Airbus A320 at Berlin Tegel Airport in 2009, operating a flight for Olympic Airlines.

Seagle Air was a charter airline based in Trenčín, Slovakia.[1] It had its operations out of M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava, with a second base in Prague. The airline operated non-scheduled air services, including passenger, cargo and mail charter flights to domestic and international destinations.

Established in 1995 as private flying school Seagle Air later added cargo and mail flights, in 2006 VIP transport and in 2007 charter flights. In 2007 it also took over large portion of employees and offices from the bankrupted Slovak Airlines.[2]

The company also operated a flight training organization, where future pilots could receive their Airline Transport Pilot License flying on Katana Diamond DA20, DA40 and DA42 Twin Star aircraft. The flight school was located in a bed and breakfast style accommodation facility at Trenčín Airport. Seagle Air-FTO continues to operate normally.[3]

Financial performance[edit]

On 31 December 2008, Seagle Air had an overdue debt of 230,000 Euros on social insurance of its employees.[4] This overdue debt increased to 333,000 Euros at the end of March 2009. At the end of June 2009, Seagle Air has no more debts towards social insurance.[4][5] Nevertheless, on 23 October 2009, Seagle Air ceased all its services due to finance problems.[6] All passenger aircraft were returned to their lessors. On January 25, 2010 the media announced bankruptcy of the company.

Fleet[edit]

The Seagle Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft when it was shut down:[7]

Seagle Air Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Airbus A320-200 2
Boeing 737-300 4
Total 6
Seagle Air FTO Fleet - this airline is still operational
Aircraft Total
Diamond DA20 5
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star 1
Diamond DA42 Twin Star 1
Total 7

The airline previously also owned Seagle Jet.

In October 2008, the average age of the Seagle Air Boeing 737 fleet was 18.7 years.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Seagle Air. Retrieved on 25 October 2009.
  2. ^ Slovak Airlines could be replaced by Seagle Air (2007, in Czech)
  3. ^ Seagle Air information
  4. ^ a b Sociálna poisťovňa, Overdue insurance payments, exactly SKK 6 930 985 at the end of December 2008 and €332,983.38 at the end of March 2009
  5. ^ http://orsr.sk/hladaj_osoba.asp?PR=Po%F3r&MENO=Juraj&SID=0&T=f0&STR=2
  6. ^ http://www.incalabria.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2383&view=previous Seagle Air press release on bankruptcy. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  7. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=CGL&al_op=1 Seagle Air Fleet list at ch-aviation.ch.
  8. ^ airfleets (2008). "Airline fleet age — Seagle Air". Retrieved 2008-11-13. 

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