Transport Malta has awarded an Air Operator Certificate to Freebird Airlines, a well-established Turkish airline. Freebird Airlines Europe will operate commercial flights within the EU with its first Maltese aircraft, an Airbus A-320.
“Freebird Airlines Europe, with the professional cooperation and support of Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate (TM-CAD), would like to extend its operations in Europe and other regions with its growing fleet,” said Haci Say, Accountable Manager of Freebird Europe. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank TM-CAD for its continuous support.”
Freebird Airlines Europe is part of Gözen Holding, a group of companies with firm roots in the aviation industry. The group has airlines and branches catering for representation, surveillance, fuel, controlling, brokerage, security and training. It has been established for the past 38 years and its six companies employ more than 2,000 individuals.
Freebird Airlines is an international charter airline established in 2000 and serves Europe and nearby regions with a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The International Flight Training Centre Istanbul (IFTC) also forms part of this group, with five full-flight simulators for the A320 and B737-NG aircraft and quality training facilities and services in both Istanbul and Antalya in Turkey.