White Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2000 (as Yes)
Commenced operations2005
HubsLisbon Airport
Fleet size5
Parent companyOmni Aviation
HeadquartersOeiras, Portugal

White Airways S.A. (also known as White) is a Portuguese charter airline headquartered in Porto Salvo, Oeiras.[2] It mainly operates charter flights from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport on behalf of tour operators as well as on lease on behalf of other airlines.


The airline was founded in 2000, originally as Yes - Linhas Aéreas Charter under a joint venture with TAP Air Portugal (75%) and Abreu Group (25%). It commenced operations in June 2000 with a leased Lockheed L-1011-500.

In late 2006, the airline was acquired by the Omni Aviation and rebranded as White Airways[3] and focused on carrying out ACMI operations on behalf of other airlines.

In May 2016, White Airways phased out their last Airbus A310-300 as one of the last European operators of the type.[4]

In October 2022, TAP Air Portugal announced it would end its wetlease contract with White Airways citing insufficient dispatch reliability.[5] This was later disputed by White Airways, as the maintenance was performed by Portugália, which is a subsidiary of TAP itself.[6]


White Airways Airbus A320-200
A former White Airways Airbus A310-300.
A Yes Lockheed L-1011-500 parked at Faro Airport in 2001

Current fleet

As of January 2023, the White fleet consists of the following aircraft:[7][1]

White Airways
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
Airbus ACJ319 1 VIP
Airbus A319-100LR 1 48 48
Airbus A320-200 1 180 180 EI-HJB (leased from Avolon & Fly2Sky Airlines)
Boeing 737-800 1 20 126 146 operated for CEIBA Intercontinental
Boeing 777-200LR 1 VIP
Total 5

Former fleet

White Airways former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A310-300 3 2010 2016
Airbus A321-200 1 2018 2018 Operated for Galistair
Airbus A330-200 1 2007 2007 Leased from XL Airways France
ATR 42-600 2 2014 2016 Operated for Portugália Airlines
ATR 72-500 1 2014 2014
1 2017 2018 Operated for TAP Express
ATR 72-600 8 2016 2022
Boeing 767-300ER 1 2004 2004 Leased from Icelandair
Lockheed L-1011-500 2 2000 2005 One leased from Air Luxor

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. ^ a b "White Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved May 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Contacts." White Airways. Retrieved on 14 November 2011. "R. Henrique Callado, n.º4 - piso 2 Edifício Orange - Leião 2740-303 Porto Salvo "
  3. ^ "Airliners.net - Aviation Forums". www.airliners.net. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ ch-aviation.com - Portugal's White ends A310 operations 19 May 2016
  5. ^ aerotelegraph.com (German) 3 November 2022
  6. ^ newsavia.com
  7. ^ - White Airways retrieved 11 January 2023
  8. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: White AT72 at Fez on Jul 6th 2018, tail strike, hard landing and return flight". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

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