|Hubs||Cairo International Airport|
|Company slogan||Egypt's Cargo Airline|
|Parent company||Jetlink Netherlands|
|Key people||Alaa El Din Rahmy, President|
The airline was established in 1998 and started operations in September that year. It was owned by the Messeh family; Sobhy Abd El Messeh (98%), Sabry Botros Messeh (1%) and Fortunee Botros Messeh (1%) and employed 80 staff. On 12 October 2015, the airline lost its only aircraft in the accident mentioned below and was forced to suspend all operations subsequently.
Accidents and incidents
- On 12 October 2015, a Tristar Air Airbus A300-B4F was forced to land on a road near Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somali Authorities reported the aircraft had attempted several approaches to the airport but had gone around each time, because the flight crew lost visual reference to the runway. The flight departed late from Cairo, and as a consequence reached Moghadishu after sunset. The airfield does not have runway lights, and is closed from sunset until sunrise. After several attempts, the flight had run out of fuel, making the emergency landing necessary. Of the six people on board the cargo flight incoming from Ostend in Belgium, two received minor injuries in the landing while the aircraft sustained substantial damage beyond economic repair.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 50.
- ch-aviation.com - Egypt's Tristar Air loses only aircraft in Somali crash 14 October 2015
- flightglobal.com - Tristar A300 crashes near Mogadishu 12 October 2015
- - avherald.com - Tristar A30B at Mogadishu on Oct 12th 2015, forced landing off airport 12 October 2015
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