EuroAtlantic Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
YU MMZ EUROATLANTIC
Founded25 August 1993; 30 years ago (1993-08-25)
Operating basesLisbon Airport
SubsidiariesSTP Airways (38%)
Fleet size6
Destinations2 (scheduled)[1]
HeadquartersCarnaxide, Portugal
Websitewww.euroatlantic.pt

EuroAtlantic Airways, legally EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A., is a Portuguese airline specialized in leasing and air charter headquartered in Carnaxide and based at Lisbon Airport.[2]

History

A former EuroAtlantic Lockheed L-1011

Founded as Air Zarco on 25 August 1993 by Tomaz Metello, the company adopted the trade name Air Madeira until 17 May 2000, when the memorandum of association was altered by deed, and the name of EuroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A. was adopted. EuroAtlantic also took over the corporate design from Air Zarco which is still used today. The airline was founded by Portuguese businessman Tomaz Metello, who was the owner of the airline until 2019. It was sold to the Luxembourg group Imperial Jet, led by German-Lebanese pilot and businessman Abed El-Jaouni.[3] EuroAtlantic also owns 38% of the national airline of São Tomé and Príncipe, STP Airways.

EuroAtlantic operated a direct flight from Lisbon to Dili's Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in East Timor in January 2008 using a Boeing 757-200 carrying 140 members of the Portuguese National Guard.[4] It was the first aircraft larger than a Boeing 737 to ever land at the airport.

EuroAtlantic was known for operating the last Lockheed L-1011 TriStar in passenger service in Europe. It was phased out in March 2010 and is since stored at Amman Civil Airport.[5]

Destinations

Charter and ACMI operations

EuroAtlantic Airways operates worldwide charter services as well as ACMI and other wet lease operations, mostly on behalf of other airlines. For example, EuroAtlantic operated two Boeing 777s on behalf of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in 2009[6] and two Boeing 767s for Air Canada in 2014.[7] Among their usual customers are TAP Air Portugal, LOT Polish Airlines, FlyNAS (for Hajj flights), TACV Cabo Verde Airlines, and TUI fly Belgium. The company slogan is Anytime, Anywhere!

Scheduled operations

As of February 2021, EuroAtlantic Airways was operating scheduled passenger service between the following two destinations.[1] This single route had been inaugurated after TAP Air Portugal ceased it for a short period[8][9] and has been maintained since.

Fleet

EuroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER
EuroAtlantic Boeing 777-200ER
A former EuroAtlantic Boeing 737-800

Current fleet

As of May 2023, the EuroAtlantic Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10][11]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C W Y Total
Boeing 767-300ER 3 16 251 267
309 309
Boeing 777-200ER 3 30 24 239 293
Boeing 787-8 2 TBA To be leased.[12]
Total 6 2

Former fleet

EuroAtlantic Airways has previously operated the following aircraft:[11]

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-300 3 2000 2006
Boeing 737-800 1 2020 2020
Boeing 757-200 2 2007 2011 Leased from Macquarie AirFinance
Boeing 767-200ER 1 2014 2014 Leased from Jet Asia Airways[13]
Boeing 767-300ER/BDSF 1 2008 2017 Launch customer

References

  1. ^ a b "Voos Directos Guiné Bissau a partir de Lisboa - Fly euroAtlantic". flyeuroatlantic.pt. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 78.
  3. ^ Gubisch2019-11-29T10:47:00+00:00, Michael. "Investment firm I-Jet acquires EuroAtlantic". Flight Global. Retrieved 2019-12-22.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Euro Atlantic Airways CS-TEB (Lockheed L-1011 TriStar - MSN 1240) (Ex V2-LEO ) | Airfleets aviation".
  6. ^ "The financial express - First Financial Daily Newspaper in Bangladesh". thefinancialexpress-bd.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Important information regarding our euroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER". Air Canada. Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "TAP – Air Portugal resumes flights to Guinea-Bissau". Macauhub.com.mo. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Portugal's euroAtlantic secures Guinea-Bissau contract". CH Aviation. Chur, Switzerland. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  10. ^ "Fleet". euroatlantic.pt. 7 May 2023.
  11. ^ a b planespotters.net - EuroAtlantic Airways Fleet Details and History retrieved 7 May 2023
  12. ^ "Euroatlantic Airways signs leasing agreement for two Boeing 787-8". ifn.news. 17 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Jet Asia Airways Wet Leases Boeing 767 to EuroAtlantic Airways". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved July 4, 2014.

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