Onur Air, which has been experiencing major problems for a long time, went into difficulties due to the severe conditions created by the pandemic. All aircraft owned by Onur Air, once the largest private airline company in Turkey, were put into execution. All flights of the company's aircraft have been suspended until further notice.
All of its planes have been put into execution, their flights have been stopped.
All aircraft owned by Onur Air, once the largest private airline company in Turkey, were put into execution. All flights of the company's aircraft have been suspended until further notice.
SözcüAccording to the news of Yusuf Demir; “For a long time, Turkey's largest private airline company Onur Air, which has made great efforts to survive, could not solve its pre-pandemic problems. All the planes of the company, which had major problems before the epidemic, were put into execution by Fraport TAV, the operator of Antalya Airport.
The relevant decision of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation Antalya General Enforcement Office was sent to the State Airports Authority to be implemented at all airports. It was stated that the flights of the planes owned and operated by Onur Air Taşımacılık A.Ş. were suspended until a second instruction. The General Directorate of Civil Aviation implemented the lien.
It is thought-provoking that a lien is placed on a 26 thousand euro receivable
Sources closely monitoring Onur Air note that the company, which stopped its flights on March 25, 2020, when the pandemic began, owes serious debts to many business partners and personnel in the industry. Stating that the seizure was due to debts before the pandemic, the sources said, “It is known that Onur Air's debt to Fraport TAV Antalya is 526 thousand Euros, and Fraport has a letter of guarantee of 500 thousand Euros. It is thought-provoking that he placed liens on 26 aircraft, which were found to be worth 145 million euros for only 8 thousand euros.
Cankut Bagana bought the share of the Iranian partner
Emphasizing that Onur Air has been struggling to survive for a long time, the same sources said, “It was not possible for the company to recover under the pandemic conditions. However, with the accelerating normalization recently, Onur Air's owner Cankut Bagana was making serious preparations for an attack. With this goal, it also bought a 15 percent stake in its Iranian partner. He would start to take important steps in July," he said.
Statement from Fraport TAV
In the statement from Fraport TAV, reminding that the debt was left before the pandemic, it was said, "We regret that we had to take legal action against an airline with which we have been cooperating for many years, but we would like to state that it has become inevitable for us to take this course in order to protect our company after all our efforts for reconciliation were inconclusive." Fraport TAV argued that the information that they have a letter of guarantee does not reflect the truth.
In the statement made by Onur Air officials, the following statements were made: “At the beginning of the pandemic, we decided not to fly in order to resist this crisis. We are planning to start flights soon. In this process, while catering establishments, all terminal operators, fuel companies, ground handling companies, all institutions and organizations of the sector such as DHMI, SHGM, and IGA are waiting for the flights to start to make the payments, Fraport TAV company, which we have been working with for years without any problems and for which we paid 2019 million Euros only in 14, is like this. It saddens us that he made a move. In addition, our 500 thousand Euro guarantee bond in the company was directly put into execution without being processed. As Onur Air, we continue our plans to be able to fly soon.”