White Airways
White Airways Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
WI WHT WHITEJET[1]
Founded2000 (as Yes)
Commenced operations2005
HubsLisbon Airport
Fleet size5
Destinations19
Parent companyOmni Aviation
HeadquartersOeiras, Portugal
Websitewww.flywhite.com

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.

History

A Yes Lockheed L-1011-500 parked at Faro Airport in 2001
A Yes Lockheed L-1011-500 parked at Faro Airport in 2001

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]

Destinations

Main article: List of White Airways destinations

Fleet

Current fleet

White Airways Airbus A320-200
White Airways Airbus A320-200

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
Boeing 737-800 1 20 126 146 operated for CEIBA Intercontinental
Boeing 777-200LR 1 VIP
Total 5

Former fleet

A former White Airways Airbus A310-300.
A former White Airways Airbus A310-300.
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

References

  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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