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Syphax Airlines suspends all operations

Syphax Airlines (Sfax, Tunisia) yesterday (July 30) announced it had suspended all operations from Tunisia.

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The company was launched in 2011 by Mohamed Frikha, CEO of TELNET Group, Syphax Airlines is a limited company.

The airline commenced operations on April 21, 2012 as previously reported.

Syphax was based at Sfax Thyna, and its network consisted of international destinations, mainly to France and Turkey.

Tunisia has seen a dramatic drop in tourism after it suffered severe blows following the Bardo National Museum attack and the Sousse attack in 2015.

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati Collection/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 TS-IEF (msn 3853) wears a special livery as the “Official Airline of the Carthage Eagles”, the Tunisia national football (soccer) team.

Syphax Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Syphax Airlines to start Montreal service on April 25

Syphax A330-200 TS-IRA (12)(Apr)(Syphax)(LR)

Syphax Airlines (Sfax, Tunisia) will launch weekly Airbus A330-200 service between Tunis and Montreal (Trudeau) on April 25. It will be the first long-haul route for the young carrier.

Copyright Photo: Syphax Airlines. Airbus A330-243 TS-IRA (msn 345, ex F-WJKG) was acquired on June 20, 2013.

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Syphax Airlines firms up its order for three Airbus A320neo aircraft

Syphax A330-200 TS-IRA (12)(Apr)(Syphax)(LR)

Syphax Airlines (Sfax) has now signed a firm contract for three Airbus A320neo aircraft.

The airline already operates two Airbus A319 and three A320 aircraft and will shortly commence operating a leased A330-200.

Copyright Photo: Syphax Airlines. The new airline added its first Airbus A330 on June 20 when the pictured former Emirates A330-243 A6-EKZ (msn 345) arrived as TS-IRA leased from ILFC.


Syphax Airlines signs MOU for three Airbus A320neo aircraft

Syphax A320neo (12)(Flt)(Airbus)(LRW)

Syphax Airlines (Sfax) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire three Airbus A320neo aircraft. The order is the first time an African based carrier has ordered the NEO and marks a significant breakthrough for Airbus in one of the world’s fastest developing markets.  Syphax have also ordered three A320ceo aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by CFM engines.

The airline already operates two Airbus A319s and three A320 aircraft and will shortly commence operating a leased A330-200.

Image: Airbus.

Syphax Airlines orders new Airbus aircraft

Syphax Airlines (Sfax) has ordered three Airbus A320neo and three Airbus A319/A320ceo aircraft.  The airline will take delivery of its first A320ceo in 2015, while the new A320neo aircraft are schedule to begin delivery in 2019 according to CFM International.

The airline will also add its first Airbus A330 in April 2013 for new long-range routes to China, Canada, South Africa and the United States.

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem Collection. Airbus A319-112 D-AHIN (msn 3853) became TS-IEF with the carrier.

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Syphax Airlines is planning to fly from Tunis Airport in competition with Tunisair

Syphax Airlines (Sfax) is planning to fly to Tunis-Carthage International Airport starting on April 29. Tunisair is protesting the plan to serve the capital. The flag carrier was OK with permitting the new Tunisian airline to develop the region around Sfax, but not Tunis. Syphax Airlines launched operations on April 14 from Sfax with two Airbus A319s. It currently serves Paris (CDG) and Lyon.

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Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem Collection.

Syphax Airlines takes delivery of two Airbus A319s

Syphax Airlines (Sfax) as we previously reported, is a new airline in Tunisia founded by businessman Mahmoud Frikha. The new carrier is based at Sfax–Thyna International Airport (IATA: SFA, ICAO: DTTX).

During World War II, the airport was known as Sfax Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force using B-25 Mitchell bombers during the North African Campaign.

Doric Asset Finance this month delivered two former Hamburg International Airbus A319-112s to the new Tunisian airline. A319-112 TS-IEF (msn 3853, ex D-AHIN) was handed over on March 14 and is named “Karama”. This was followed by A319-112 TS-IEG (msn 3872, ex D-AHIO) on the following day.

The lease agreements for both Airbus A319s were signed in mid-January. Doric acted as a
remarketing agent for two German funds from the Hamburg-based investment house Woelbern Invest.
Both aircraft underwent maintenance checks and repainting in advance of the delivery as part of the
remarketing activities arranged by Doric.

Syphax Airlines is planning to launch its operations this month from Sfax Airport to destinations in France.

Copyright Photo: Doric Asset Finance.