Monday, July 28, 2014





Founded 1986
Mediterranean Air Freight
Swiftair Bahrain
Fleet size 40
Headquarters Madrid, Spain

Swiftair Boeing 737-300F at Madrid-Barajas Airport.

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.[citation needed]

Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Incidents
2 Fleet
2.1 Aircraft orders
3 References
4 External links


The airline was founded in 1986.[2] It wholly owns subsidiary Mediterranean Air Freight. Currently Swiftair is also a United Nations contractor with one MD-83 based in Khartoum (Sudan) for the United Nations Mission in Sudan.[citation needed]

In October 1993 one of its aircraft was written off when the crew forgot to lower the landing gear as the plane arrived in Madrid.

In May 1995, another aircraft was damaged beyond repair during a botched landing at Vitoria airport in Spain.

In July 1998 two crew were killed when a cargo aircraft crashed en-route to Barcelona when the pilot lost control of the plane.

In January 2012 a plane sustained substantial damage during a botched landing at Kandahar.

On May 10, 2013 a MD83 operated by the company performed scheduled flight VY-3913 from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid for Spanish low-cost airline Vueling. The aircraft suffered an engine problem on take-off but returned safely to Palma de Mallorca.[3]

On July 24, 2014 a MD83 operated by the company performed scheduled flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou to Algiers for Algerian airline Air Algérie. The aircraft disappeared off radar 50 minutes after takeoff.[4]

The Swiftair fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 24 July 2014):[5]
6 ATR 42
1 ATR 42-300
4 ATR 42-300F
1 ATR 42-300QC
14 ATR 72
4 ATR 72-200 (1 operate by Air Europa)
6 ATR 72-200F
4 ATR 72-500 (2 operate for Antrak Air)
6 Boeing 737-300F (4 aircraft are operated for European Air Transport and one aircraft is operated for TNT Airways)
2 Boeing 737-400
10 Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia (Cargo division)
3 McDonnell Douglas MD-83(4 were suppose to be in the fleet but one crashed on lease to Air Algérie operating as Air Algérie Flight 5017)
Aircraft orders[edit]
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.[6]

Jump up^ "Contact." Swiftair. Retrieved on 26 January 2011. "Ingeniero Torres Quevedo, 14 | Pol. Ind. “Fin de Semana” Crta. Madrid/Barcelona Km. 13.100 | 28022 - Madrid."
Jump up^ "About us." Swiftair. Retrieved on 26 January 2011.
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Jump up^ Swiftair Fleet Details and History
Jump up^ "ATR 72 order for Swiftair". Airliner World. July 2007. p. 6.
External links[edit]

Spain portal
Companies portal
Aviation portal

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