Photos © R.Leeuw
Transjet Airways was founded in 2000 by Thomas Johansson and started with operations in the summer of 2001, with a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (leased from Air Liberté) on contract by English touroperators.
Transjet principal business was the provision of aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) services for a number of leading airlines. Under an ACMI contract, clients received a dedicated aircraft in exchange for a guaranteed minimum monthly level of operation.
In 2002 Transjet also announced an expansion to include three Boeing 747 for the purpose of Haji flights to Mecca, adhoc market and expanding the MD 83 fleet to 6 aircraft. For the summer of 2002 Transjet established hubs in Sweden, Greece, and UK.
Transjet Airways website : www.transjet.se
Thomas Jaeger Newsletter (www.ch-aviation.ch)
Scramble magazine (www.scramble.nl)
JP Airline-Fleets 2002
Aviation Letter magazine
Aero Transport Data Bank
In Dec.2007 a company in Uppsala was awarded a contract to convert the Transjet 747 to... a hotel!
It should provide for 80 beds and the cockpit was to be converted to an exclusive suite. A youthhostel was granted permission to set this up at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. The Boeing 747 had been grounded since 2002.