Felix Airways

Felix Airways Limited, also known as Al Saeeda, (both meaning "Happy," from the Roman term for Yemen, Arabia Felix)[3] is a regional airline based in Sana'a, Yemen.

Felix Airways
Felix Airways Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
FO FXX FELIX
Founded26 October 2008
Fleet size3[1]
Destinations5[2]
Parent companyYemenia, Al-Tayyar Travel & Tourism Agency, ICD, NTTB
HeadquartersSana'a, Yemen
Key peopleMohammed Al-Arrasha (Chairman and CEO)
Websitewww.felixairways.com

HistoryEdit

The airline was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of flag carrier Yemenia by the Islamic Bank for Development, to serve the growing market for low-cost travel in the region.[4] In late October 2008, Felix Airways began domestic operations with CRJ 700 aircraft, and expanded both domestically and regionally.[5]

Operations have been severely disrupted since 2015 due to the ongoing military conflict affecting its hub at Sana'a International Airport.[6][7] From 2015 the airline, in common with the entire Yemeni tourist industry, suffered a near-complete reduction in activity due to the conflict and the siege in the region; Felix Airways flights were reported (in April 2019) to have declined from 55 to only 3 weekly flights.[8] The airline originally also had two Bombardier CRJ700s, but one was destroyed by bombing at Sana'a International Airport in April 2015.[9][10][11]

DestinationsEdit

Current destinationsEdit

As of February 2021, Felix Airways serves the following scheduled destinations:[2]

Djibouti
Yemen
United Arab Emirates

Former destinationsEdit

As of January 2015 (before the air blockade), Felix Airways served the following destinations:[12]

City Country Airport Notes Refs
Abha Saudi Arabia Abha Regional Airport
Aden Yemen Aden International Airport Base [4]
Al Ghaydah Yemen Al Ghaydah Airport
Al Hudaydah Yemen Hodeida International Airport
Mukalla Yemen Riyan Airport
Ataq Yemen Ataq Airport
Dammam Saudi Arabia King Fahd International Airport
Hargeisa Somalia Hargeisa International Airport
Jeddah Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz International Airport
Mogadishu Somalia Aden Adde International Airport
Sana'a Yemen Sana'a International Airport Base [4]
Seiyun Yemen Sayun Airport
Sharjah United Arab Emirates Sharjah International Airport
Socotra Yemen Socotra Airport
Ta'izz Yemen Ta'izz International Airport

FleetEdit

As of February 2021, the Felix Airways fleet included the following aircraft:[1]

Felix Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Bombardier CRJ200ER 2 8 50 50
Bombardier CRJ700 1 0 60 60
Total 3 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Felix Airways Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 21 February 2021. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b felixairways.com - Network retrieved 21 February 2021
  3. ^ "Felix Airways". Al Tayyar Travel Group. Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Felix Airways". CAPA. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Yemen air travel boosted by emergence of Felix Airways". anna.aero. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Yemenia Airway". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Yemenia suspends operations indefinitely; Sana airport damaged". ch-aviation. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  8. ^ "The Crimes Of Saudi Aggression On Yemen - Losing Tourism". Yemen News Agency. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  9. ^ Jan Richter - Jacdec. "Felix Airways CRJ-700 destroyed during air raid at Sanaa". Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  10. ^ Yemen Updates [@yemen_updates] (28 April 2015). "Pictures from a #Yemen Today TV of Felix Airways airways, hit by the #OpRestoringHope aids in #Sanaa Airport today" (Tweet) – via Twitter./photo/1
  11. ^ airliners.net. "Fleet". Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  12. ^ "Destinations". Felix Airways. Archived from the original on 2015-01-07. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

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