Slovak Airlines

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Slovak Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
6Q SLL SLOV LINE
Founded 1995
Ceased operations 2007
Hubs M. R. Štefánik Airport Bratislava
Fleet size 3 (May 2006)
Destinations 2 scheduled + 22 charter
Parent company Austrian Airlines (2005–2007)
Headquarters Bratislava, Slovakia
Profit SKK –57 million (2006)[1]
Employees 147 (2006)[2]
Website slovakairlines.sk/corpus/index_en.csp (archived)

Slovak Airlines (Slovenské aerolínie a.s.) was an airline based in Bratislava, Slovakia.[3] It was the flag carrier of the Slovak Republic operating a scheduled service to Moscow, Brussels and international charter flights to Russia, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Tunisia and Italy. The company also ran wet-lease operations. Its main base was M. R. Štefánik Airport, Bratislava.

The airline ceased operations in February 2007.[4][5]

History[edit]

The airline was established on 24 June 1995 and started operations in May 1998. It was founded by Viliam Veteška and a group of private investors. In January 2005 Austrian Airlines acquired the majority stake (62%) in the company. Slovak Airlines ceased operations after Austrian Airlines repossessed two aircraft having withdrawn financial support in January 2007. The company filed for bankruptcy on 2 March 2007.[6] Large portion of employees and offices was taken over by small Seagle Air.[7]

Destinations[edit]

The airline flew scheduled services from Bratislava to Brussels (7 weekly, codeshare with Austrian, Fokker 100) and Moscow Sheremetyevo (4 weekly, codeshare Aeroflot, Fokker 100).

In 2006 the airline flew the following charter flights from Bratislava (with Boeing 737-300):

  • Bulgaria: Burgas
  • Cyprus: Larnaca
  • Egypt: Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik
  • Greece: Heraklion, Chania, Karpathos, Korfu, Kos, Rhodos, Thessaloniki
  • Jordan: Aqaba
  • Montenegro: Tivat
  • Spain: Palma de Mallorca
  • Tunisia: Monastir
  • Turkey: Antalya, Dalaman

And from Košice (with Boeing 737-300):

  • Bulgaria: Burgas
  • Egypt: Hurghada
  • Greece: Heraklion, Chania, Korfu, Kos, Rhodos, Thessaloniki
  • Montenegro: Tivat
  • Turkey: Antalya

The airline also flew for Italian travel agencies a weekly Brescia - Rhodos service with the Boeing 737 - 300 aircraft. The smaller 100-seat Fokker 100 was used on the following charter flights for Greek travel agencies: Bratislava - Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki - Chania, Chios, Kos, Rhodos, Samos, Santorini.

Fleet[edit]

Slovak Airlines Fokker 100
Tu-154 OM-BYR 2015, Bratislava

At the time it ceased operations in 2007 the Slovak Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[8]

Previously used aircraft

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austrian Airlines Group Annual Report 2006 (PDF) (Report). Bratislava: Austrian Airlines. May 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Ročná správa – Letisko Bratislava (BTS) [Bratislava Airport (BTS) 2006 Annual Report] (Report). Vienna: Austrian Airlines. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Basic information." Slovak Airlines. Retrieved on 25 October 2009.
  4. ^ Slovak Airlines cancels all regular flights
  5. ^ Press release from Austrian Airlines
  6. ^ Flight International 10 April 2007
  7. ^ Seagle Air could replace Slovak Airlines (2007, in Czech)
  8. ^ "Slovak Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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