Borajet (Turkish: Borajet Havayolları) was a privately owned Turkish airline based in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul operating domestic and international services. It suspended operations on 24 April 2017.
|Commenced operations||8 May 2010|
|Ceased operations||24 April 2017|
|Operating bases||Sabiha Gökçen International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||fly borajet|
|Parent company||Borajet Havayolları|
The airline was founded in 2008 by Yalcin Ayasli, 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.
In 2014 Borajet agreed a deal to lease five Embraer 190 aircraft (with options on a further three) from GE Capital Aviation Services. 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.
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. 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. In June 2017, a Turkish court ordered that seven aircraft of the company are to be seized.
As of November 2019, the airline did not resume its operations.
Prior to the suspension of operations in April 2017, Borajet served the following scheduled destinations. Several more airports in Europe and the Middle East were served as charters while more domestic destinations were operated on a wet-lease basis.
- Northern Cyprus
- Adana - Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
- Alanya – Gazipaşa Airport
- Ankara – Esenboğa International Airport
- Antalya – Antalya Airport
- Bodrum - Milas–Bodrum Airport
- Çanakkale – Çanakkale Airport
- Diyarbakır – Diyarbakır Airport
- Edremit – Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport
- Istanbul – Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Base
- İzmir - Adnan Menderes Airport
- Siirt – Siirt Airport
Borajet also maintained codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
|Embraer 195||5||—||118||1 painted in Fenerbahçe S.K. special livery|
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Media related to BoraJet at Wikimedia Commons
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