TransAer International Airlines
|Commenced operations||February 1992|
|Ceased operations||20 October 2000|
|Parent company||Translift Holdings:104|
|Headquarters||Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland|
TransAer International Airlines was an Irish charter airline headquartered in the TransAer House, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland. The airline was previously known as Translift Airways.:104 It was established in October 1991 and started operations in February 1992.:105 Renaming took place on 10 April 1997.:104 It was the brainchild of P. J. McGoldrick (who later went on to run Ryanair and EUjet).
The airline operated a number of Airbus A300B4 and Airbus A320-200 aircraft.:105 Some Boeing 727, Boeing 757 and Boeing 737-200 were also operated for a short period of time. The company leased aircraft to Libyan Arab Airlines and Khalifa Airways.
TransAer went into liquidation on 20 October 2000. Prior to the collapse, an 18-month contract was signed in 2000 to help set up a new airline in Kosovo. The collapse was blamed on the adverse effects of the Kosovo war, a failed $18 million investment in American airline TransMeridian and losses of $14 million incurred by TransAer's German and Greek charter airline business. The business failed with outstanding debts of £30 million and made 450 employees redundant.
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- Collapse of EUjet is second airline failure for boss
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