Borajet (Turkish: Borajet Havayolları) was a privately owned Turkish airline based in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul[6] operating domestic and international services. It suspended operations on 24 April 2017.[3]

Borajet
IATA ICAO Callsign
YB BRJ BORA JET [1]
Founded2008[2]
Commenced operations8 May 2010
Ceased operations24 April 2017[3]
Operating basesSabiha Gökçen International Airport
Frequent-flyer programfly borajet
Fleet size8
Destinations20 scheduled[4]
Parent companyBorajet Havayolları
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Key people
Websiteborajet.com.tr

HistoryEdit

Early yearsEdit

The airline was founded in 2008 by Yalcin Ayasli,[2] a Turkish businessman living in the USA. Fatih Akol is Chairman of the Board. The company rented a hangar at Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul and then purchased three second-hand ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft, which were delivered at the beginning of 2010.[5]

Borajet received its "Regional Airline Operations License" on 22 April 2010[7] and started operations on 7 May 2010 with its first flight from Istanbul to Tokat.[8]

In 2014 Borajet agreed a deal to lease five Embraer 190 aircraft (with options on a further three) from GE Capital Aviation Services.[9] In October 2016 Borajet announced long-term lease deals with AerCap for three Embraer 190-E2 and two Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, with deliveries to begin in 2018.[10]

Suspension of operationsEdit

On 24 April 2017, Borajet announced that they will temporarily suspend their operations and 30,000 existing flight reservations would be transferred to Turkish Airlines.[11] The airline stated maintenance issues as a reason for this move and plans to resume operations sometime during 2018 when Istanbul's new international airport becomes operational.[3] In June 2017, a Turkish court ordered that seven aircraft of the company are to be seized.[12]

As of November 2019, the airline did not resume its operations.

DestinationsEdit

 
A former Borajet ATR 72-500 in 2012
 
Borajet Embraer 190

Prior to the suspension of operations in April 2017, Borajet served the following scheduled destinations.[4] Several more airports in Europe and the Middle East were served as charters while more domestic destinations were operated on a wet-lease basis.[4]

Germany
Greece
Iraq
Lebanon
Northern Cyprus
Spain
Turkey

Codeshare agreementsEdit

Borajet also maintained codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

FleetEdit

As of April 2017 - prior to the suspension of operations-, the Borajet fleet included the following aircraft:[14][15]

Borajet Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer 190 3 100
Embraer 195 5 118 1 painted in Fenerbahçe S.K. special livery[16]
Embraer 190-E2 3[10] TBA
Embraer 195-E2 2[10] TBA
Total 8 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2013-08-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Hakkında" (in Turkish). Borajet. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ a b c atwonline.com - Turkish regional BoraJet suspends operations 25 April 2017
  4. ^ a b c borajet.com.tr - Route map retrieved 25 April 2017
  5. ^ a b Cebeci, Uğur (2009-11-15). "BoraJet geliyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  6. ^ "Contact Us." Borajet. Retrieved on 16 February 2011. "ADDRESS İDTM Blokları A-3 Blok Kat:5 Yeşilköy 34149 / İstanbul-TURKEY"
  7. ^ "Dolmuş uçak için izin çıktı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Eğitim. 2010-04-22. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  8. ^ "Borajet, ilk tarifeli uçuşunu gerçekleştirdi". Ulaşım Online (in Turkish). 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  9. ^ "News". Airliner World: 7. May 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "Borajet Secures E2 Deal". Airliner World (December 2016): 8.
  11. ^ "Local carrier halts operations for restructuring ahead of new Istanbul airport opening". Hurriyet Daily News. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  12. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/56540-turkish-court-orders-seven-borajet-embraers-seized
  13. ^ "Borajet ve Anadolujet ortak uçuş anlaşması imzaladı" (in Turkish). Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  14. ^ planespotters.net - BoraJet Fleet Details and History retrieved 26 April 2017
  15. ^ borajet.com.tr - Fleet retrieved 26 April 2017
  16. ^ Borajet Fenerbahçe Uçağımız Hazır (Turkish)

External linksEdit

  Media related to BoraJet at Wikimedia Commons