Girjet

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Girjet
IATA ICAO Callsign
8GGJTBANJET
Founded2003
Ceased operations2008
Hubs Barcelona International Airport
Fleet size4
Headquarters Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Website http://www.girjet.com
Girjet Fokker 100 Girjet F100 EC-IVO.jpg
Girjet Fokker 100

Girjet (Gestión Aérea Ejecutiva, SL) was an airline based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It operated charter services. Its base was Barcelona International Airport. [1]

Airline company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines utilize aircraft to supply these services, and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for codeshare agreements. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body.

Barcelona City and municipality in Catalonia

Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high.

Catalonia Autonomous area of northeastern Spain

Catalonia is an autonomous community on the northeastern corner of Spain, self-designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy. Catalonia consists of four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain and the core of the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union. It comprises most of the territory of the former Principality of Catalonia. It is bordered by France (Occitanie) and Andorra to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, and the Spanish autonomous communities of Aragon to the west and Valencia to the south. The official languages are Catalan, Spanish, and the Aranese dialect of Occitan.

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History

The airline was created on 28 February 2003 and started operations on 31 July 2003. [1] It flew under its own name and for other operators such as Spanair. It also made cargo flights with a Boeing 747-200.

Spanair S.A. was a Spanish airline, with its head office in the Spanair Building in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, near Barcelona. It was, until 2009 a subsidiary of the SAS Group; the same parent company in control of Scandinavian Airlines and held slightly under 20% of the company. Spanair provided a scheduled passenger network within Spain and Europe, with an extension to West Africa. Worldwide charters were also flown for tour companies. Its main hub was Barcelona El Prat Airport, with focus cities at Madrid-Barajas Airport and Palma de Mallorca Airport. The airline had 3,161 employees and was a Star Alliance member from 2003 until its demise.

By April 2008, Girjet had lost its Air Operating Licence and the whole fleet was grounded. Since then some aircraft made their way to other airlines, either sold or returned to their lessors.

Fleet

Girjet Fokker 100 at Amsterdam Schiphol Girjet Fokker 100.jpg
Girjet Fokker 100 at Amsterdam Schiphol

The Girjet fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at December 2007):

Fokker 100 Regional airliner developed from Fokker F28 produced 1986-1997

The Fokker 100 is a medium-sized, twin-turbofan jet airliner from Fokker, the largest such aircraft built by the company before its bankruptcy in 1996. The type possessed low operational costs and initially had scant competition in the 100-seat short-range regional jet class, contributing to strong sales upon introduction in the late 1980s.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International . 3 April 2007. p. 86.
  2. El Mundo. 09/11/2007. Nightmare ends