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AtlasGlobal, named Atlasjet until 31 March 2015,[1] is a Turkish airline headquartered in Istanbul,[2] which operates scheduled domestic and international passenger services as well as charter flights, mostly out of its base at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.[3]

AtlasGlobal
AtlasGlobal logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
KK KKK ATLASGLOBAL
Founded2001
Operating basesIstanbul Atatürk Airport
Focus citiesAntalya Airport
Frequent-flyer programAtlasmiles
SubsidiariesAtlasGlobal Ukraine
Fleet size18
Destinations24
Company sloganA World Beyond Dreams
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Key peopleAli Murat Ersoy, Chairman Orhan Coskun, CEO
Websiteatlasglb.com

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HistoryEdit

The airline was established on 14 March 2001 and started operations on 1 June 2001. Formerly known as Atlasjet International Airlines, it was set up as a subsidiary of Öger Holdings. As of February 1, 2006, Öger's 45% share at Atlasglobal was taken over and Murat Ersoy became the President of Board of Directors at Atlasglobal. The company is led by its CEO Orhan Coşkun had 730 employees (as of 2007).[3]

In August 2012, AtlasGlobal Airlines contracted Ryan International Airlines, a US airline, to operate religious pilgrimage flights to cities such as Medina and Tel Aviv. In January 2013 AtlasGlobal failed to fulfill the payments to Ryan International, which prompted the termination of the co-operation without advance notice. Ryan International Airlines, already in a bankruptcy reorganization process, was not able to recover from the loss and therefore faced impending financial difficulties, which led to its liquidation.[4][5]

Atlasjet announced to be renamed into AtlasGlobal by 1 April 2015.[1]

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

Current fleetEdit

 
AtlasGlobal Airbus A320-200

As of January 2018, the AtlasGlobal fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[14]

AtlasGlobal fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 1 8 126 134
Airbus A320-200 3 8 156 164
Airbus A321-200 13 12
192
216
204
216
Airbus A330-200 1
Total 18

Historic fleetEdit

 
A former Atlasjet Bombardier CRJ900 retired in 2010

Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:[15]

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A330-200
2009
2012
Boeing 737-400
2004
2010
2005
2011
Boeing 757-200
2001
2012
Bombardier CRJ700
2005
2007
Bombardier CRJ900
2006
2010
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
2007
2007

Accidents and incidentsEdit

 
TC-AKM, the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 destroyed in the accident of Atlasjet Flight 4203, at Warsaw Chopin Airport (2007).
  • On 18 August 2007, Atlasjet Flight 1011 from Ercan, Northern Cyprus to Istanbul, Turkey, which was operated by a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (registered TC-AKN), was hijacked by two passengers shortly after take-off. The perpetrators claimed to be members of Al Qaeda carrying explosives, and demanded the pilots to divert to Tehran, Iran. Instead, the aircraft landed at Antalya Airport in Turkey at 08:15 local time, officially in order to refuel. Negotiations with the local authorities began, during which all females and children on board were allowed to leave. A ruckus occurred when other passengers and crew tried to flee during which the hijackers surrendered. There were no notable injuries among the 138 other passengers and 5 crew members on board.[16]
  • On 27 July 2017, AtlasGlobal Flight 1010 from Istanbul to Ercan, Northern Cyprus, an Airbus A320 with 121 passengers and 6 crew members suffered severe damage from hailstones. The nose of the aircraft became dented and both windshields became opaque. The pilot diverted back to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and was forced to perform an instrumental landing. The aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries.[18][19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Neue Marke Atlas Global: Atlasjet zeigt globale Ambitionen - aeroTELEGRAPH". 21 March 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Headquarters and Call Center Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." Atlasjet. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 80.
  4. ^ Rockford's Ryan International Airlines liquidating Archived 15 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine. WREX. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ Charter Carrier Ryan International Airlines Grounds All Flights, Seeks Liquidation NYC Aviation. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. ^ Atlasjet timetable. Archived 27 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Atlasjet. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  7. ^ "index". www.aeroportsdeparis.fr. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (1 November 2017). "AtlasGlobal adds Istanbul – Tel Aviv service in W17". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  9. ^ "AtlasGlobal Continues Middle East Expansion in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (18 April 2017). "AtlasGlobal continues Russia expansion in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (3 August 2017). "AtlasGlobal adds Istanbul – Moscow service from Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  12. ^ "AtlasGlobal će umesto Air Serbije leteti između Istanbula i Beograda - Aviatica". www.aviatica.rs. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  13. ^ "AtlasGlobal resumes London Stansted flights from Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  14. ^ planespotters.net - AtlasGlobal Fleet Details and History retrieved 5 October 2017
  15. ^ "Atlas Jet Fleet - Airfleets aviation". www.airfleets.net. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  16. ^ Atlasjet Flight 1011 Aviation Safety Network.
  17. ^ Atlasjet Flight 4203 Aviation Safety Network.
  18. ^ "Pilot lands plane with 127 passengers 'blind' after hailstones shattered cockpit windscreen". 31 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Incident: Atlasglobal A320 near Istanbul on Jul 27th 2017, hail strike". avherald.com.

External linksEdit

  Media related to AtlasGlobal at Wikimedia Commons