ACT Airlines


ACT Airlines

Infobox Airline
airline = ACT Airlines

logo_size =
fleet_size = 7
destinations =
IATA = 9T
ICAO = RUN
callsign = CARGO TURK
parent =
company_slogan =
founded = 2005
headquarters =
key_people = Yavuz Çizmeci (President)
hubs = Atatürk International Airport
secondary_hubs = Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = http://www.actairlines.com/

ACT Airlines is a cargo airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. It operates international charter air cargo services, as well as ACMI and wet and dry lease services. Its main base is Atatürk International Airport, Istanbulcite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 45 | date= 2007-03-27] .

History

Although ACT Airlines was established in 2004, the company changed ownership in March 2006 when Turkish aviation veterans Yavuz Cizmeci and Cankut Bagana teamed up with HBK investments LLP to acquire the company. In February 2008, a 21 percent equity stake was acquired by Manara Investments Ltd., Manara is a newly established investment vehicle sponsored by four leading Saudi business groups. New partners and existing shareholders expect ACT Airlines to become a leadingregional and international player..

ACT has also received the prestigious SCATA Supply Chain and Transport Award for ‘The Air Cargo Operator of the Year’ in recognition of its exceptional customer service in 2007. The airlines will also apply for IATA certification this year after (IOSA) audit. ACT Airlines has also gone through the IATA Operational Safety Audit in 2007.

Fleet

The ACT Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2007) :

*7 Airbus A300B4-200F
*2 Airbus A330-200 (on order)

ACT announced firm orders for two Airbus A330-200 freighters on 15 August 2007 to develop long range cargo routes including New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. [ [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/08/15/216091/turkish-cargo-carrier-act-signs-for-two-a330-200fs.html Turkish cargo carrier ACT signs for two A330-200Fs] Flight Global, 15/08/07]

External links

* [http://www.actairlines.com/ ACT Airlines]

References


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