SprintAir

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SprintAir
IATA ICAO Callsign
P8 SRN SPRINTAIR
Founded 2008
Hubs Warsaw Chopin Airport
Fleet size 16
Destinations 15
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Key people Jan Szczepkowski (CEO)
Website sprintair.eu

SprintAir S.A. is a Polish airline headquartered in Warsaw and based at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.[1] It operates cargo services as well as passenger charter flights.

History[edit]

The airline was originally set up in 2003 under the name of Air Polonia Cargo Sp. z o.o. It started freight and mail flights in April 2004, with three Let L-410 UVP-E aircraft. Later that year the airline was renamed to Sky Express Sp. z o.o. and acquired its first Saab 340A turboprops (SP-KPF and SP-KPE - first Saabs340 to be entered into the Polish Aircraft Register. Between April 2006 and April 2007 it started scheduled domestic passenger operations under the Direct Fly brand. After suspension of regular passenger flights the airline has been continuing freight operations while extending its fleet of turboprop aircraft that is currently made up of 12 Saabs 340 and 6 ATRs 72 (which SprintAir has been acquiring gradually since 2014). In January 2008 SprintAir Group was established and the airline changed its name to SprintAir.

In summer of 2011, SprintAir operated charter flights from several Polish airports to holiday destinations (mainly in the Mediterranean region) using a single leased Airbus A320 aircraft. This activity was suspended with the end of summer 2011 season, and has never been continued.

SprintAir is now mainly an air cargo company performing both scheduled and ad hoc operations all around Europe while scheduled passenger services which previously were operated within Poland are no longer offered.

Destinations[edit]

SprintAir serves scheduled cargo flights to the following destinations:

Poland
Lithuania
Latvia
Ukraine

Fleet[edit]

A SprintAir Saab 340A

As of June 2018, the SprintAir fleet comprises the following aircraft:[2]

SprintAir Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-200 1 66
ATR 72-200F 5 Cargo
Saab 340A 5 33 2 in passenger configuration
3 in "quick change" configuration for passenger or cargo operations
34
Saab 340AF 7 Cargo
Total 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of Polish certified airlines
  2. ^ "About us: Fleet". SprintAir. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to SprintAir at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°10′30″N 20°56′49″E / 52.1751°N 20.9470°E / 52.1751; 20.9470