"Air Liber", is stylized as "ær liber", paying homage to the country's official language of Latin. The logo used today was designed by Swiss graphic designer Josef Müller-Brockmann.
|Founded||TBD TBD 1946|
|Commenced operations||TBD TBD 1948|
|Hubs||McGarrett International Airport|
UC is operated by Air Liber, owned by National Vault.
|Parent company||Liber Holdings|
|Key people||Dave Tibertius (CEO)|
|Revenue||US$ 11.7 billion|
|Operating income||US$1.09 billion|
|Net income||US$ 0.912 billion|
|Total assets||US$ 15.1 billion|
|Total equity||US$ 1.2 billion|
Air Liber, stylized as ær liber (AL) is the flag carrier airline of Liberta, with its hub at McGarrett International Airport. Notable for using the Latin language and distinct Libertan culture as the focal point in its corporate branding, it has been ranked as the world's best airline by Skytrax four times and has consistently topped Travel & Leisure's best airline rankings for more than 18 years. The airline's slogan is “Fly with Liberta, Fly Unbound”—which plays with the etymology of Liberta, using the meaning of liberty (interpreted as "freedom") to market a sense of never-ending possibilities in terms of travel locations.
Owned by Liber Holdings Air Liberta is part of the Libertan government's state-owned subsidiaries, including many airline-related subsidiaries. Liberta's leading aeronautical firm Johnson Floyd (a Liber Holdings subsidiaries) handles maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business across nine countries, with a portfolio of 20+ joint ventures, including with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. It also maintains Air Liberta's impressive fleet of almost 600 aircraft. Liber Cargo operates AEL's freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity on AEL's passenger aircraft.
Ranked as a 5-star airline by Skytrax for the last 2 decades, Air Liberta was the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 – the world's second-largest passenger aircraft – as well as the Boeing 787-10. It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers and is ranked tenth in the world for international passengers carried. Air Liberta was voted as the Skytrax World's Best Airline Cabin Crew 2019. The airline also won the second and fourth positions as the World's Best Airlines and World's Cleanest Airlines respectively for 2019.
Air Liberta flies to TBD destinations in TBD countries on five continents from its primary hub in Liberta.
After the financial crisis in 2008, Air Liberta discontinued its routes to Kagoshima, Frankfurt, Singapore, Cairns, Hangzhou, and Sendai. Toronto and Orlando were discontinued in 2009. During the SARS outbreaks and Ebola scares, Air Liberta ceased flights to Brussels, Lagos, Chicago, Cape Town, Kaohsiung, Mauritius, Vienna, Madrid, Shenzhen, and Bali. Air Liberta discontinued flights to Lahore, Vancouver, and Amritsar in 2009, and São Paulo in 2016 to the decreasing popularities of the routes. Recently, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the early months of 2020, the airline suspended operations in several Chinese cities.
At the start of 2021, several of Air Liberta's discontinued routes were brought back into scheduled flights; including Singapore, Frankfurt, Sendai, Toronto, Lagos, Chicago, Madrid, Shenzhen, Bali, and Lahore.
Air Liberta has codeshare agreements with the following airlines and train systems:
- Air Botswana
- American Airlines
- Air Canada
- Asiana Airlines
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Gol Transportes Aéreos
- Indian Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- SNCF (railway)
- Sri Lankan Airlines