Air Atlantis

Air Atlantis was active in the charter flight sector subsidiary of the Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal. The company was dissolved in 1993.


In the early 1980s, the airline TAP Air Portugal led next scheduled scheduled air services by numerous charter flights on behalf of Western European tour operators. The company did not succeed in securing significant market share in the charter aviation. In order to increase their own competitiveness, the company decided in early 1985 to outsource the charter services and to transfer the newly formed subsidiary Air Atlantis. On 1 May 1985 Air Atlantis took to flight operations from Faro Airport with a Boeing 707- 320B and a Boeing 737-200 of the parent company. The following year, two Boeing 707 and two Boeing 727-100 were used. During peak season Air Atlantis attacked shortly back on more aircraft TAP Air Portugal. End of 1986, the Boeing 707 were replaced by three Boeing 727-200 from the holdings of Delta Air Lines, which were in turn replaced in 1988 by leased Boeing 737-300.

In 1991, Air Atlantis transported first time, more than 500,000 passengers. Although in 1992 up to 220 charter flights per week were carried out, could not be reached cost recovery. Lack of profitability, increasing economic difficulties and restructuring within the TAP Air Portugal, launched in spring 1993, the end of society. Air Atlantis was integrated with the end of 30 April 1993 the parent company.

Used aircraft

  • Boeing 707- 320B
  • Boeing 727-100 and 727-200
  • Boeing 737-200 and 737-300