AJet gains AOC ahead of operations commencement for Summer 2024

Anadolujet Rebrands to AJet in New Modern Look
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Turkish Airlines low-cost subsidiary AJet has now been granted its Air Operators Certificate (AOC), and is presently on track to commence the flight operations in March 2024 ahead of the summer peak season.

Last year parent company Turkish Airlines announced that AJet, the rebranded budget carrier Andaloujet, would operate on an independent growth strategy, whilst maintaining the synergy with the parent carrier.

The Turkish General Directorate of Civil Aviation granted the carrier it’s AOC on January 2, paving the way for the impending commencement of commercial flight operations.

Andaloujet to AJet

Originally commencing in 2008 as AnadoluJet, the airline first operated within Turkey’s Anatolian region, carrying passengers on domestic hops.

By 2020, its network footprint expanded, taking on international routes for its parent company, Turkish Airlines.

But 2023 marked a metamorphosis. AnadoluJet shed its old feathers, rebranding as the sleek and independent AJet in November. The name “AJet” is a play on “AnadoluJet” and hints at the carrier’s aspirations to soar in the aviation world.

The rebranding also reflected a shift towards a more youthful and dynamic image. While independent, AJet remains 100% owned by its parent company, and will operate a legacy fleet of Boeing 737-800 narrowbody aircraft.

January 2024 has now seen the firming of the operation, with the Air Operator Certificate grant; greenlighting the new airline’s entry to the low-cost market.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 2 Min Read
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