Freebird Airlines


Freebird Airlines

Infobox_Airline
airline=Free Bird Airlines
logo=Free Bird Airlines logo.pnglogo_size=140px
IATA=XD
ICAO=FHY
callsign=FREE BIRD
parent=Gozen Air Services
founded=2000
headquarters= Istanbul, Turkey
key_people=
hubs=Atatürk International Airport
focus_cities=
frequent_flyer=
lounge=
alliance=
fleet_size=5
destinations=
website= http://www.freebirdairlines.com/

Free Bird Airlines ( _tr. Hürkuş Havayolu Taşımacılık ve Ticaret A.Ş.) is an airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. It operates holiday charter flights in Europe to and from Turkish holiday resorts. Its main base is Atatürk International Airport, Istanbul, with hubs at Antalya Airport and Dalaman Airport.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 84 | date= 2007-04-03]

History

The airline was established in June 2000 and started operations on April 5, 2001 with a service between Istanbul and Lyon using a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft. [cite web |url=http://www.freebirdairlines.com | title=Freebird Airlines History / Milestone | work=Freebird Airlines | accessdate= 2007-12-02 ]

In November 2003 the airline received its first Airbus A320 aircraft, and today the fleet is made up entirely of this aircraft family.

Freebird Airlines is wholly owned by Gozen Air Services and has 242 employees (at March 2007).

Fleet

The Free Bird Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2007) :

*3 Airbus A320-200
*2 Airbus A321-200

Free Bird Airlines average fleet age is 13.2 years (July 2006).

External links

* [http://www.freebirdairlines.com/ Free Bird Airlines]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=FHY&al_op=1 Free Bird Airlines Fleet]

References


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