The Turkish charter airliner Sky Airlines (SHY) was established in 2000
as an affiliate of the KayiGroup, located in Antalya. On 12 April 2001,
commercial flights started with a fleet of 2 Boeing 737-400 airliners.
In 2009, Sky Airlines operates six Boeing 737-400, one Boeing 737-800,
two Airbus A.320-211 and two Airbus A.321-231 airliners.
Airbus A.321-231 c/n 811 was original built as an A.321-131 and test
flown as D-AVZR on 6 April 1998. On 20 April 1998, the aircraft was delivered to ANA -
All Nippon Airways in Tokyo, Japan. In March 2008, the aircraft was
withdrawn from use with ANA. On 20 April, after the aircraft was modified to the
A.321-231 standard, the Airbus was delivered to Sky Airlines. Airbus A.321-231 TC-SKI "Smile in the Sky"
entered service with Sky on 25 June 2008. When photographed at Groningen Airport Eelde
in the Netherlands, the airliner operated on a holiday flight.