White Airways

White Airways is a Portuguese charter airline headquartered in Porto Salvo, Oeiras.[1] It mainly operates charter flights from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport on behalf of tour operators as well as on lease on behalf of other airlines.

White Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsLisbon Humberto Delgado Airport
Fleet size11
Parent company
HeadquartersOeiras, Portugal


The airline was founded in 2005, originally being named Yes - Linhas Aereas Charter and owned by TAP Air Portugal (75%) and Abreu Group (25%). In late 2006, the airline was acquired by the Omni Aviation Group and renamed White Airways.[2]

In May 2016, White Airways phased out their last Airbus A310-300 as one of the last European operators of the type.[3]


TAP Express ATR 72-600
White Airways Airbus A320-200

As of March 2019, the White fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[4]

White Airways
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
Airbus A320-200 1 0 0 174 174
ATR 72-600 8 0 0 70 70 operated for TAP Express
Boeing 737-800 1 0 0 186 186 operated for CEIBA Intercontinental
Boeing 777-200LR 1 22 28 200 250 operated for CEIBA Intercontinental
Total 11


    Accidents and incidents

    In July 2018, an ATR 72 operated by White on behalf of TAP Air Portugal made a hard landing at Fez, Morocco, during which the tail impacted the runway. The aircraft made a return flight to Lisbon an hour later with 55 passengers on board, with the captain apparently failing to notice visible damage to the tail during the pre-flight walkaround. While there were no injuries, the final report of the Portuguese Aviation Accidents Prevention and Investigation Department criticised both the flight crew and the operator for their shortcomings during the landing, organisational culture, failure to conduct an effective pre-flight inspection before the return flight, and failure to make a legally required report of the accident.[5]


    1. "Contacts." White Airways. Retrieved on 14 November 2011. "R. Henrique Callado, n.º4 - piso 2 Edifício Orange - Leião 2740-303 Porto Salvo "
    2. "Airliners.net - Aviation Forums". www.airliners.net. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
    3. ch-aviation.com - Portugal's White ends A310 operations 19 May 2016
    4. - White Airways retrieved 16 February 2017
    5. Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: White AT72 at Fez on Jul 6th 2018, tail strike, hard landing and return flight". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 1 January 2020.