Nort Jet

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Nort Jet

Nortjet Boeing 737-4Y0; EC-EMI@ORY, September 1989 AQC (4790419623).jpg

Nort Jet Boeing 737-4Y0
IATA ICAO Callsign
EL ENJ Nortjet
Founded 1989
Ceased operations 1992
Operating bases Palma de Mallorca Airport
Parent company Euskal Air S.A
Headquarters Palma de Mallorca Airport

Nort Jet was a Spanish charter airline owned by Euskal Air S.A., a company from the Basque region. The airline had an association with the French airline Air Charter International. [1]

Spain Kingdom in Southwest Europe

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Basque Country (autonomous community) Autonomous community of Spain

The Basque Country, officially the Basque Autonomous Community is an autonomous community in northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa.

Air Charter International 1966-1998 charter airline in France

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Company history

Nort Jet was founded in February 1989 by mostly Basque entrepreneurs, including Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Caja Vital and Caja Guipúzcoa, three banks of the region. Since Nort Jet had been projected as a Basque airline originally Vitoria Airport had been intended as its headquarters. However, Euskal Air company had to face too many legal difficulties to set up an airport in the Basque Country as a base for its airline. Therefore, operations began with Palma de Mallorca Airport as a base, a location which also would become its only headquarters. [1]

Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa

Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa (BBK) is a Spanish savings bank based in the province of Biscay in the Basque Country, Spain. Its full name is Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Aurrezki Kutxa eta Bahitetxea. It was formed in 1990 when the Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Bilbao and the Bizkaiko Aurrezki Kutxa-Caja de Ahorros Vizcaína were merged. The company headquarters are in Bilbao. On 1 January 2012 it merged with other Basque financial entities, Kutxa and Caja Vital Kutxa, to form Kutxabank.

Vitoria Airport airport

Vitoria Airport is an airport near Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the Basque Country of Spain.

Palma de Mallorca Airport international airport in Palma, Spain

Palma de Mallorca Airport is an international airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Palma, Majorca, Spain, adjacent to the village of Can Pastilla. The airport on the Balearic Islands is Spain's third largest airport after Madrid–Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat. Palma de Mallorca was used by 27.9 million passengers in 2017. The airport is the main base for the Spanish carrier Air Europa and also a focus airport for Ryanair, EasyJet, Vueling and The airport shares runways with the nearby Son Sant Joan Air Force Base, operated by the Spanish Air Force.

Nort Jet began with flights between Vitoria, Valladolid, Sevilla and Málaga with the aim to find a place in the regular flight market. [1] Owing to lack of assistance from the Basque Government and lack of expected returns, the airline ceased operations on 14 April 1992. [2]

Vitoria-Gasteiz Municipality in Basque Country, Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz is the seat of government and the capital city of the Basque Country and of the province of Araba/Álava in northern Spain. It holds the autonomous community's House of Parliament, the headquarters of the Government, and the Lehendakari's official residency. The municipality — which comprises not only the city but also the mainly agricultural lands of 63 villages around — is the largest in the Basque Country, with a total area of 276.81 km2, and it has a population of 242,082 people (2014). The dwellers of Vitoria-Gasteiz are called vitorianos or gasteiztarrak, while traditionally they are dubbed babazorros.

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Málaga Municipality in Andalusia, Spain

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Álava Province of Spain

Álava or Araba, officially Araba/Álava, is a province of Spain and a historical territory of the Basque Country, heir of the ancient Lordship of Álava, former medieval Catholic bishopric and now Latin titular see.

Biscay Province of Spain

Biscay is a province of Spain located just south of the Bay of Biscay. The name also refers to a historical territory of the Basque Country, heir of the ancient Lordship of Biscay. Its capital city is Bilbao. It is one of the most prosperous and important provinces of Spain as a result of the massive industrialization in the last years of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Since the deep deindustrialization of the 1970s, the economy has come to rely more on the services sector.

British Aerospace 146 Regional airliner family by British Aerospace, later BAE Systems

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