Lotus Air was an airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It was a privately owned charter airline flying mainly to Europe. Its main base was Cairo International Airport, with hubs at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Hurghada International Airport and Luxor International Airport.[1]

Lotus Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
LU TAS LOTUS FLOWER
Founded1997
Commenced operations1998
Ceased operations2011
HubsCairo,
Sharm el-Sheikh,
Hurghada
Fleet size4
Parent companyAl Fawares Holding
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleAdnan Al-Falah (GM)
Websitewww.lotus-air.com

HistoryEdit

Lotus Air was one of the first private airlines in the Middle East and North Africa region. It was established in 1997 by Al-Fawares Holding Company and commenced operations in 1998.

The main business centred on charter operations, ad-hoc flights, ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) operations, damp leases, technical services, ground handling and crew training.

The airline was the first in Egypt to receive EASA standards maintenance certification and IOSA certification (IATA Operational Safety Audit).

FleetEdit

The Lotus Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at June 2010):

Lotus Air fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Total
Airbus A320 3 0 180 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 107.

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