Crashed plane in Almaty suburbs was operated by eight companies around the world
Almaty. December 30. KazTAG - Eight air companies operated the crashed Fokker 100 in the suburbs of Almaty - Taiwan's Formosa Airlines and Mandarin Airlines, German Contact Air and OLT Express Germany, Afghan Kam Air and Safi Airways, African Air Djibouti and Kazakhstani Bek Air.
According to the site Planespotters.net, the plane's registration number 11496 was in operation from 1996 by Taiwan's Formosa Airlines, which was founded in 1987, which had 13 aircrafts, including nine Fokker 50 and Fokker 100.
In August 1999 the plane was transferred to another Taiwan's company Mandarin Airlines which was founded on June 1 1991 and had 46 aircrafts, including 13 Fokker 50 and Fokker 100.
In October 2009 the plane was acquired by Dutch holding Mass Holding which leased the aircraft to Contract Air which operated 43 aircrafts including 19 Fokker 50 and Fokker 100.
In September 2012 Contract Air transferred the plane to OLT Express Germany which was founded on November 11 2011 and had 10 Fokker 100 in its fleet.
In July 2013 Bek Air acquired the plane which had 16 aircrafts in its fleet whose average age was 26.5 years, including 13 Fokker 100 in average operated for 27.1 years, and three Airbus A320 in average aged 20.5 years.
In September 2016 the plane was leased by Afghan company Kam Air, in May and December of the same year the aircraft was returned to the leaseholder, until it was leased to Sagi Airways in February 2017, another Afghan company. In June 2017 the plane again returned to Kazakhstan.
Last time it was leased by Air Djibouti in December 2018. The plane returned to Bek Air in July 2019.
Photo source: picture from an open source