Airlines based in the Mediterranean countries and Middle East

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Air Malta


Airbus A320 version 251N registered as 9H-NEC of Air Malta has been built as am Airbus 320neo and taken in use in September 2019.
Picture from Zürich Kloten airport 15.5.2023 by Ilkka Siissalo.


In 2015 Air Malta was still flying with an old A320 in their previous painting scheme.
Picture from Valletta airport, Malta 22.12.2015 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Aviation Horizons


This old Airbus A319 version 115X from the year 2006 is announced to belong to Aviation Horizons, which is a Saudi based aviation consultant company registered in Jeddah. As is apparent from the picture, the machine lacks one engine and it still has its previous owner's registration markings. As new it was delivered to China Sonangol in 2006 where it stayed a bit over one year. Then it went over to Sonair of Angola where it was used again for a bit over one year and then it was just stored in October 2008. It was registered to White of Portugal in February 2011 and it has been owned by Aviation Horizons already from April 2016, but apparently it has never flown and has never been registered. It's also interesting that Aviation Horizons does not mention it in their "list of fleet" which currently comprises only one 20 years old B737.
Picture from Porto airport 29.4.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Avion Express Malta


This all-white old Airbus A320 belongs now to Avion Express Malta. The plane is already from June 1999 and it has since flown for China Eastern Airlines, WFBN Wells Fargo Bank Northwest, Avion Express, Sun Express, then again at Avion Express and now at Avion Express Malta since May 2019. Lately it has been used for example in leisure flights from Helsinki, Oslo, Stuttgart and Zürich to destinations in the Mediterranean area.
Picture from Oslo Gardermoen airport 8.6.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Corendon Airlines


Corendon Airlines, officially called Turistik Hava Taşımacılık A.Ş. is a Turkish leisure flights operator based in Antalya. As of 2019 Corendon had 18 planes, most of which are Boeing B737 models. There are also five Airbus A320s. This TC-TJN dates back to the year 2000. It flew for Air Europa until 2013 and has been used by Corendon since June 2013.
Picture from Helsinki-Vantaa airport 26.3.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Corendon Ailines TC-CON is one of the Boeing B737-max8 planes that had to wait a long time before they were allowed to fly again. TC-CON was taken in use originally by Norwegian as EI-FJC in February 2011 but since Norwegian was quite some time at the brink of becoming bankrupt, the new plane ended at Corendon and also briefly leased by Corendon to SpiceJet. Since 2020 it has been in Corendon's fleet.
Picture from Frankfurt am Main 3.6.2022 by Ilkka Siissalo.



This is Egyptair's Boeing B 737 version 800 registered as SU-GEH. Egyptair took it in use as a brand new machine in April 2017.
Picture is from Franz Josef Strauß airport of München (Munich) 2.11.2022 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Mahan Air


Mahan Airlines, operating under the name Mahan Air is a privately owned Iranian airline based in Tehran, Iran. It operates scheduled domestic services and international flights to the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe. It had in 2019 46 planes.
This one, EP-MMD is an Airbus A340 version 300. It was delivered to Virgin Atlantic Airways in 1997, sold to Al-Naser Airlines in 2014, then just stored and taken into the use of Mahan Air in May 2015.
Picture from Düsseldorf airport in Germany 9.10.206 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Meelad Air


SX-BLL is a McDonnel Douglas MD-83 which was originally delivered to Austrian Airlines in 1991. Since 2005 it has been owned by the Jordanian company Meelad Air which has leased it to a number of companies mainly based in Africa. Last it flew for a Greek company. It has been standing at Arlanda Airport near Stockholm already since 2009 and as is evident from the picture, it is missing at least one engine.
Picture from Arlanda, Sweden 28.5.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Onur Air


Onur Air is a low-cost airline with its headquarters in the Technical Hangar B at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Istanbul, Turkey. It operates mostly domestic scheduled services, as well as a wide range of charter flights out of its base at Istanbul Airport. In 2019 Onur Air had 35 planes.
This one, TC-OEA is an Airbus A321 version 100 which was delivered as new to Asiana Airlines in 1998. It has flown for Freebird Airlines and Onur Air in Turkey since 2006.
Picture from Düsseldorf airport in Germany 9.10.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Oman Air


Oman Air's A4O-SC during taxiing at Frankfurt am Main airport. The machine is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which was taken in use in February 2017.
Picture 3.6.2022 by Ilkka Siissalo.


The same Oman Air A4O-SC as above, now parked.
Picture from Frankfurt am Main airport 3.6.2022 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Saudi Arabian Airlines / Saudia


Saudi-Arabian Airlines (Saudia) HZ-AK18 is a Boeing B777 version 300 which was delivered to them as new in 2013.
Picture from Los Angeles LAX airport 26.10.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.


The same Saudi-Arabian Airlines (Saudia) HZ-AK18 as above, but here by its gate.
Picture from Los Angeles LAX airport 26.10.2016 by Ilkka Siissalo.

Sun Express


Güneş Ekspress Havacılık A.Ş., doing business as SunExpress, is a Turkish airline based in Antalya. It operates scheduled and chartered passenger flights to various destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa. It is partly owned by Turkish Airlines and by Lufthansa. This one is a Boeing B737 version 800.
Picture from Frankfurt 20.11.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Güneş Ekspress Havacılık A.Ş. or Sunexpress TC-SOL is a Boeing B737-MAX8 which is flying regularly between Atalya in Turkey and several desitinations in Germany and the United Kingdom. It was delivered to SunExpress in December 2021, but just like all other MAX8 planes, it was out of use a considerable time, finally getting into full use in 2022.
Picture from Frankfurt am Main airport 3.6.2022 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Another picture of the same TC-SOL.
Picture from Frankfurt am Main airport 3.6.2022 by Ilkka Siissalo.
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