Ajet Airways replaces Helios in aftermath of 737 crash

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Ajet Airways is the name of the new charter airline set up by Cypriot tour operator Libra Holidays Group to take over the operations of Helios Airways. The move follows the high-profile crash of a Helios Boeing 737-300 on 14 August last year in which 121 people died.

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“Due to the serious problems that Helios Airways encountered after the tragic accident of August 2005, Helios considered to pass its operations to Ajet Airways,” Libra Holidays says. “The lease agreements of the aircraft operated by Helios will be reassigned to Ajet,” it adds.

Libra says the new carrier will use the aircraft and resources of Helios and will operate charter flights only – unlike Helios which also operated scheduled routes.