AtlasGlobal

AtlasGlobal
IATA ICAO Callsign
KK KKK ATLASGLOBAL
Founded 2001
Operating bases Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Focus cities Adnan Menderes Airport
Frequent-flyer program Atlasmiles
Subsidiaries AtlasGlobal Ukraine
Fleet size 24
Destinations 58
Company slogan A World Beyond Dreams
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people

Ali Murat Ersoy, Chairman

Orhan Coskun, CEO
Website atlasglb.com

AtlasGlobal, named Atlasjet until 31 March 2015,[1] is a Turkish airline headquartered in Istanbul,[2] which operates scheduled domestic and international passenger services as well as charter flights, mostly out of its base at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.[3]

History

The airline was established on 14 March 2001 and started operations on 1 June 2001. Formerly known as Atlasjet International Airlines, it was set up as a subsidiary of Öger Holdings. As of February 1, 2006, Öger's 45% share at Atlasglobal was taken over and Murat Ersoy became the President of Board of Directors at Atlasglobal. The company is led by its CEO Orhan Coşkun had 730 employees (as of 2007).[3]

In August 2012, AtlasGlobal Airlines contracted Ryan International Airlines, a US airline, to operate religious pilgrimage flights to cities such as Medina and Tel Aviv. In January 2013 AtlasGlobal failed to fulfill the payments to Ryan International, which prompted the termination of the co-operation without advance notice. Ryan International Airlines, already in a bankruptcy reorganization process, was not able to recover from the loss and therefore faced impending financial difficulties, which led to its liquidation.[4][5]

Atlasjet announced to be renamed into AtlasGlobal by 1 April 2015.[1]

Destinations

As of April 2017, AtlasGlobal offers scheduled flights (excluding charter flights) to the following destinations.[6]

Country City IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
AlbaniaTiranaTIALATITirana International Airport
ArmeniaYerevanEVNUDYZZvartnots International Airport
BahrainManamaBAHOBBIBahrain International Airport
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevoSJJLQSASarajevo International Airport[7]
DenmarkCopenhagenCPHEKCHCopenhagen AirportTerminated[8]
FranceParisCDGLFPGCharles de Gaulle Airport[9]
GeorgiaTbilisiTBSUGTBTbilisi International Airport[10]
GermanyDüsseldorfDUSEDDLDüsseldorf Airport
IranIsfahanIFNOIFMIsfahan International Airport
IranMashhadMHDOIMMMashhad International Airport
IranTabrizTBZOITTTabriz International Airport
IranTehranIKAOIIETehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
IranUrmiaOMHOITRUrmia Airport
IraqErbilEBLORERErbil International Airport
IraqSulaymaniyahISUORSUSulaimaniyah International Airport
IsraelTel AvivTLVLLBGBen Gurion Airport[11]
ItalyMilanMXPLIMCMilan-Malpensa Airport[12]
KazakhstanAktauSCOUATEAktau Airport
KazakhstanKaragandyKGFUAKKSary-Arka Airport[13]
KazakhstanShymkentCITUAIIShymkent International Airport
KosovoPristinaPRNBKPRPristina International Airport
KyrgyzstanBishkekFRUUCFMManas International Airport[14]
LebanonBeirutBEYOLBABeirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport[15]
MoldovaChișinăuKIVLUKKChișinău International Airport
NetherlandsAmsterdamAMSEHAMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
Northern CyprusNorth NicosiaECNLCENErcan International Airport
QatarDohaDOHOTHHHamad International Airport[16]
RomaniaCluj-NapocaCLJLRCLCluj International Airport[17]
RussiaChelyabinskCEKUSCCBalandino Airport[18]
RussiaKaliningradKGDUMKKKhrabrovo Airport[19]
RussiaKazanKZNUWKDKazan Airport[20]
RussiaKrasnodarKRRURKKPashkovsky Airport[18]
RussiaMoscowSVOUUEESheremetyevo International Airport[21]
RussiaNizhnekamsk / Naberezhnye ChelnyNBCUWKEBegishevo Airport[22]
RussiaNizhny Novgorod[18]KRRURKKStrigino Airport
RussiaRostov-on-DonROVURRPPlatov International Airport[23]
RussiaRostov-on-DonROVURRPRostov-on-Don AirportTerminated
RussiaSamaraKUFUWWWKurumoch International Airport[13]
RussiaTyumenTJMUSTRRoshchino International Airport
Saudi ArabiaJeddahJEDOEJNKing Abdulaziz International Airport
Saudi ArabiaMedinaMEDOEMAPrince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport
SerbiaBelgradeBEGLYBEBelgrade Nikola Tesla Airport[24]
SwedenStockholmARNESSAStockholm Arlanda AirportTerminated[8]
TurkeyAdanaADALTAFAdana Şakirpaşa Airport
TurkeyAntalyaAYTLTAIAntalya Airport
TurkeyBodrumBJVLTFEMilas-Bodrum Airport
TurkeyDalamanDLMLTBSDalaman Airport
TurkeyGaziantepGZTLTAJOğuzeli Airport
TurkeyIstanbulISTLTBAIstanbul Atatürk International AirportHub
TurkeyIstanbulSAWLTFJIstanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
TurkeyİzmirADBLTBJAdnan Menderes Airport
TurkeyKarsKSYLTCFKars Airport
TurkeyKayseriASRLTAUErkilet International Airport
TurkeyKonyaKYALTANKonya Airport[25]
TurkeyTrabzonTZXLTCGTrabzon Airport
TurkeyVanVANLTCIVan Ferit Melen Airport
United KingdomLondonSTNEGSSLondon Stansted Airport[26]

Fleet

Current fleet

As of January 2018, the AtlasGlobal fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[27]

AtlasGlobal fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 1 8 126 134
Airbus A320-200 5 8 156 164
Airbus A321-100 2 8 192 200
Airbus A321-200 14 12
192
216
204
216
Boeing 737-800 1 8 156 164
Total 23

Historic fleet

Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:[28]

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A330-200
2009
2012
Boeing 737-400
2004
2010
2005
2011
Boeing 757-200
2001
2012
Bombardier CRJ700
2005
2007
Bombardier CRJ900
2006
2010
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
2007
2007

Accidents and incidents

  • On 18 August 2007, Atlasjet Flight 1011 from Ercan, Northern Cyprus to Istanbul, Turkey, which was operated by a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (registered TC-AKN), was hijacked by two passengers shortly after take-off. The perpetrators claimed to be members of Al Qaeda carrying explosives, and demanded the pilots to divert to Tehran, Iran. Instead, the aircraft landed at Antalya Airport in Turkey at 08:15 local time, officially in order to refuel. Negotiations with the local authorities began, during which all females and children on board were allowed to leave. A ruckus occurred when other passengers and crew tried to flee during which the hijackers surrendered. There were no notable injuries among the 138 other passengers and 5 crew members on board.[29]
  • On 27 July 2017, AtlasGlobal Flight 1010 from Istanbul to Ercan, Northern Cyprus, an Airbus A320 with 121 passengers and 6 crew members suffered severe damage from hailstones. The nose of the aircraft became dented and both windshields became opaque. The pilot diverted back to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and was forced to perform an instrumental landing. The aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries.[31][32]

References

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  2. "Headquarters and Call Center Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." Atlasjet. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. 1 2 "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 80.
  4. Rockford's Ryan International Airlines liquidating WREX. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. Charter Carrier Ryan International Airlines Grounds All Flights, Seeks Liquidation NYC Aviation. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. Atlasjet timetable. Archived 27 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Atlasjet. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  7. Bosnian, Flying (4 March 2017). "Bosnia and Herzegovina aviation news: ✈ Atlas Global to launch Sarajevo flights in June!". Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  8. 1 2 "Aviationdk on Twitter". twitter.com.
  9. "index". www.aeroportsdeparis.fr. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  10. "Atlasjet to Start Istanbul – Tbilisi Service from October 2013". Routesonline. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  11. Liu, Jim (1 November 2017). "AtlasGlobal adds Istanbul – Tel Aviv service in W17". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  12. "AtlasGlobal Adds Milan Link from August 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  13. 1 2 "AtlasGlobal schedules new Russia/CIS routes in March 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  14. L, J (14 April 2015). "AtlasGlobal to Begin Bishkek Service from mid-June 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  15. "AtlasGlobal Continues Middle East Expansion in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  16. "AtlasGlobal Re-schedules Doha Launch to July 2016". Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  17. "Turkish Airlines / AtlasGlobal Commences Cluj Service from July 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  18. 1 2 3 Liu, Jim (18 April 2017). "AtlasGlobal continues Russia expansion in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  19. Костоглодов, Денис (3 July 2015). "С сентября открываются регулярные авиарейсы из Калининграда в Стамбул". Калининград.Ru. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  20. "Из Казани в турецкую Анталью хотят открыть рейсы 9 авиакомпаний". inkazan. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  21. Liu, Jim (3 August 2017). "AtlasGlobal adds Istanbul – Moscow service from Sep 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  22. "В АЭРОПОРТУ "БЕГИШЕВО" ОТКРЫЛСЯ НОВЫЙ АВИАМАРШРУТ ДО СТАМБУЛА И ОБРАТНО". ТАТМЕДИА. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  23. "Расписание рейсов". platov.aero.
  24. "AtlasGlobal će umesto Air Serbije leteti između Istanbula i Beograda - Aviatica". www.aviatica.rs. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  25. "AtlasGlobal Adds New Domestic Routes in S16". routesonline. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  26. "AtlasGlobal resumes London Stansted flights from Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  27. planespotters.net - AtlasGlobal Fleet Details and History retrieved 5 October 2017
  28. "Atlas Jet Fleet - Airfleets aviation". www.airfleets.net. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  29. Atlasjet Flight 1011 Aviation Safety Network.
  30. Atlasjet Flight 4203 Aviation Safety Network.
  31. "Pilot lands plane with 127 passengers 'blind' after hailstones shattered cockpit windscreen". 31 July 2017.
  32. "Incident: Atlasglobal A320 near Istanbul on Jul 27th 2017, hail strike". avherald.com.

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