Sky Airlines

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Sky Airlines
Sky Airlines Wordart.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZY SHY SKY POWER
Founded2000
Commenced operations2001
Ceased operations2013
HubsAntalya Airport
Secondary hubs
Frequent-flyer programMiles&Sky
SubsidiariesGerman Sky Airlines
Fleet size5
Destinations50
Company slogan"Smile in the Sky"
Parent companyKayi Group
HeadquartersAntalya, Turkey
Key peopleTahir Gorgulu (CEO)
Websitewww.skyairlines.net

Sky Airlines was an airline which operated chartered flights. It was based in Antalya, Turkey,[1] operating on behalf of tour operators on short and medium haul routes into Turkey.

History[edit]

The company was established in 2000 and started operations in 2001. It was wholly owned by Kayi Group. In 2010, the airline started scheduled domestic operations in Turkey making it the 9th airline to enter the domestic market. It downsized operations for the winter season 2012-13, returning three Boeing 737-800s to their lessors.[2]

A subsidiary, German Sky Airlines, based in Düsseldorf, was launched in 2010. On 1 December 2012 it announced a suspension of services (due to the economic downturn) and returned two Boeing 737-800s to their lessors. The airline hoped to resume services in Spring 2013.[2]

On 4 June 2013, the airline filed for bankruptcy and ceased all flight operations with immediate effect.[3]

Destinations[edit]

A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–400 at Friedrichshafen Airport (2005).
A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–900 at Düsseldorf Airport (2012).
A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–800 at Düsseldorf Airport (2012).
A Sky Airlines Boeing 737–800 at Düsseldorf Airport (2012).

The airline also operated scheduled services to the following (as of December 2012)

Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Czech
Denmark
Estonia
France
Germany
Iran
Kazakhstan
Republic of Macedonia
Netherlands
Poland
Norway
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Switzerland
Turkey

Fleet[edit]

As of February 2013, the Sky Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft, which are all equipped with an all-economy class cabin layout:[4][5]

Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-400 1(stored) - 170/150Y+12C
Boeing 737-900ER 0 215 leased from ALAFCO
Total 1 '

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Archived 2012-07-30 at Archive.today." Sky Airlines. Retrieved on 21 February 2012. "Güzeloba mah. Ay – 1 Sok. No:1 07230 Lara – Antalya / Türkiye"
  2. ^ a b "German Sky Suspends Operations", Airliner World: 7, February 2013
  3. ^ "Sky Airlines hat den Betrieb eingestellt". Radio Bremen. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Sky Airlines - ch-aviation.com". ch-aviation.
  5. ^ Sky Airlines fleet Archived 2012-10-02 at the Wayback Machine

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