FreeBird Airlines will operate winter charter flights from Dubrovnik

Turkish air carrier Freebird Airlines (FH/FHY) will operate winter charter flights from Dubrovnik to varoius European desinations. Winter charter flights have already started with operations since September 30th. One Airbus A320 (in the picture) is based at Dubrovnik Airport, and it will operate two charter flights a day from Dubrovnik to following destinations: Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin (Schönefeld Airport), Billund, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Leipzig, München, Oslo (Gardermoen Airport), Rotterdam, Stockhom (Arlanda Airport) and Stuttgart.

These charter flights are organized by RSD Reisen. Last year these charter flight were operated by Greek air carrier Aegean Airlines (A3/AEE), and two years ago by Turkish air carrier Corendon Airlines (XC/CAI).

FreeBird Airlines was founded at 2000. with the main operational base at Kemal Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. Currently, an Airbus A320 with registation TC-FBR is based at Dubrovnik Airport. This aircraft was built in 2005 for Indian air carrier Air Deccan (DN/DKN) with registation VT-DKZ. After Air Deccan went bankrupt in 2009, this aircraft was taken over by the current Turkish air carrier. FreeBird has currently 10 Airbus A320s in its fleet. They used to operate with two Airbus A321s and four McDonnell Douglas MD-83s as well. One Airbus A320 is registrated with their Maltesee subsidiary FreeBird Airlines Europe (FHM), and this allows the Turkish air carrier to operate charter flights between destinations within European Union. 

Photo © Avioradar – Jan Kotek (PRG/21.09.2012.)