Airlines Remembered

GIRjet


Photos © R.Leeuw


Ceased operations: April 2008
Homebase: Barcelona-El Prat, Spain
Founded: 2002
ICAO callsign: BanJet
IATA / ICAO prefix: 8G / GJT
Operations: passengers and cargo



GirJet intended to expand into the cargo business and aimed to acquire 2 747-200F's from Martinair (PHMCE & PHMCF). Flightcrew trained on Martinair's routenet. And indeed PHMCE was purchased and reregistered EC-KEP.
Unfortunately GIRjet overextended itself with this move and acquisition of PHMCF was cancelled. GIRjet went into bankruptcy.
EC-KEP was reregistered N652AP (AWAS) and is seen here stored in the Arizona desert: Goodyear Airpark, Phoenix (19May08). During 2009 this 747-200 was registered to a new startup in Pakistan, Rayyan Air, with tailnumber AP-BIB.

GIRjet stored at Goodyear

Stored in the desert

N652AP



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