Airlines Remembered

Air Anatolia

Photos © R.Leeuw

Ceased operations: April 2003
Homebase: Istanbul, Turkey
Founded: 1996
ICAO callsign: Air Anatolia
Flightnbr prefix: NTL
Operations: Passengers

(c) Ruud Leeuw
A beautiful day in the Lowlands: Airbus A300B4-203 TC-GTB taxies to the gate at Schiphol in June 2000.

Air Anatolia was commonly known as Anatolia, and was associated with Sultan Reizen, formerly GTI Airlines Inc. Its bread and butter were holiday seekers and Anatolia profited of the growing popularity of Turkey as a summer holiday destination.
Other traffic concerned the socalled "visiting friends and relatives", Turkish people who moved to countries such as Germany and the Netherlands visiting their family and friends in Turkey.
Anatolia always operated rather used equipment, the fleet changed almost every season. A few times aircraft were impounded due to unpaid bills. During 2002 some of Anatolia's aircraft appeared with a new name: Fly Air. During April 2003 Air Anatolia was quietly dissolved and its aircraft appeared with MNG and Fly Air.

Boeing 737-4Q8 TC-ANH (c/n 25375/2598) seen here on final approach into Amsterdam IAP, carrying additional "TEMA"-titles. Photo was taken in June 2000.

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