Swiftair

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Swiftair
Swiftair logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
WTSWTSWIFT
Founded1986
Hubs Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Subsidiaries
Fleet size49
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Website swiftair.com

Swiftair S.A. is an airline headquartered in Madrid, Spain. [1] It operates scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo flights in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Its main base is Madrid–Barajas Airport.

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History

The airline was founded in 1986. [2] It wholly owns subsidiary Mediterranean Air Freight. Currently Swiftair is also a United Nations contractor for the United Nations Mission in Sudan.[ citation needed ] Swiftair has selected the Boeing 737-300F (converted freighter) from Bedek Aviation (Israel Aerospace Industries) as the basis of its future European freighter fleet. The first aircraft was delivered in May 2007 on lease from AWAS. [3]

Fleet

Current fleet

Swiftair's headquarters in Madrid Swiftair headquarters (Madrid) 01.jpg
Swiftair's headquarters in Madrid
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Swiftair Boeing 737-300F

The Swiftair fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2021): [4]

Swiftair fleet
AircraftIn
service
OrdersNotes
ATR 42-300F 5
ATR 42-300QC 1
ATR 72-200 5
ATR 72-200F 4
ATR 72-200QC 1
ATR 72-500 9
ATR 72-500F 1
Boeing 737-300SF 1
Boeing 737-400SF 11
Boeing 757-200PCF 2
Embraer EMB 120FC 9
Total49

Former fleet

Swiftair formerly operated the following aircraft:

Swiftair former fleet
AircraftTotalIntroducedRetiredNotes
Airbus A300B4F 120052006Leased from European Air Transport
Boeing 737-300BDSF 520082016
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 720052015

Accidents and incidents

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References

  1. "Contact." Swiftair. Retrieved on 26 January 2011. "Ingeniero Torres Quevedo, 14|Pol. Ind. “Fin de Semana” Crta. Madrid/Barcelona Km. 13.100|28022-Madrid."
  2. "About us." Swiftair. Retrieved on 26 January 2011.
  3. "ATR 72 order for Swiftair". Airliner World . July 2007. p. 6.
  4. "Swiftair Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  5. "France says Air Algerie pilots had asked to turn back before fatal crash". Herald Globe. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. "...in the initial climb out of Shannon's runway 24 when the crew reported they had lost "everything"". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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