AtlasGlobal, named Atlasjet until 31 March 2015, is a Turkish airline headquartered in Istanbul, which operates scheduled domestic and international passenger services as well as charter flights, mostly out of its base at Istanbul Airport.
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 Ali Murat Ersoy became the President of Board of Directors at Atlasglobal. The company is led by its CEO Sermed Temizkanhad 730 employees (as of 2017).
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.
On 26 November 2019, AtlasGlobal announced a temporary suspension of all flights due to a restructuring of the airline. It was further announced that all ticket sales would be suspended until 16 December 2019 with flights planned to resume by 21 December.
On 16 December 2019, Atlasglobal resumed scheduled flight operations, five days ahead of its previously announced return. Throughout the suspension it had maintained charter services, with two A321s serving domestic Turkish destinations as well Tehran and Baghdad. In a statement to the Sabah news agency, Atlasglobal said its revised business plan will see it focus more on charters as opposed to scheduled flights. It did not disclose which routes would be dropped as part of the adjustment.
On 18 January 2020, the airline announced it would be suspending operations again, until 09 February 2020.
As of 19 January 2020, before suspending all flights, AtlasGlobal offered scheduled flights (excluding charter flights) to the following destinations:
|Armenia||Yerevan||Zvartnots International Airport|
|France||Paris||Charles de Gaulle Airport|
|Iran||Tehran||Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport|
|Iraq||Baghdad||Baghdad International Airport|
|Sulaimaniyah||Sulaimaniyah International Airport|
|Israel||Tel Aviv||Ben Gurion Airport|||
|Lebanon||Beirut||Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport|||
|Netherlands||Amsterdam||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol|
|Northern Cyprus||North Nicosia||Ercan International Airport|
|United Kingdom||London||London Stansted Airport|||
As of January 2020, the AtlasGlobal all Airbus fleet consisted of the following aircraft:
|Airbus A321-200||2||—||12||192||204||Operated for Iraqi Airways|
Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:
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