Seabird Airlines was an airline operating scheduled seaplane services in Istanbul, Turkey and the surrounding area. Its main base was at Haliç on the Golden Horn. It was the only floatplane operator in Turkey. It also operated sightseeing flights over Istanbul.
|Founded||11 February 2010|
|Hubs||İstanbul and Alaçatı|
|Company slogan||Wherever you wanna fly!|
|Key people||Kürşad Arusan (Founder and Chairman of the Board)|
The airline was established in Istanbul in 2010 by Kürşad Arusan (Chairman of the Board), although it took a further two years to get all the required certification from the Turkish aviation authorities. It is part of the Burulas Havacilik Group. It ceased operations in June 2015, citing financial difficulties, most likely driven by a drop in wealthy Russian tourists (source: http://www.todayszaman.com/business_seabird-airlines-sputters-to-a-halt_387464.html)
The Seabird Airlines fleet is made up of the following aircraft (at February 2015):
- "Seabird Airlines Linking Continents". Airliner World: 38–41. February 2015.