Air Orient

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Air Orient (Ligne d'Air Orient)
IATA
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ICAO
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Founded 1929, France
Commenced operations 1929, France
Ceased operations 1933
Operating bases Paris, France
Headquarters 2 rue Marbeuf, Paris, France
Key people Ernest Roume (1858-1941) - Chairman
Maurice Noguè - Managing Director

Air Orient was an airline based in France. Created in 1929 from the merger of Air Asie(c. 1928) and Air Union Lignes d’Orient (c. 1927 - renamed from Messageries Transaeriennes 1923),[1][2] the short lived airline was merged with Air France October 7, 1933.

Destinations[edit]

The airline connected France and parts of Europe to the Middle East and Far East, many of which were French colonial outposts:

  • France - Paris, Lyon, Marseille
  • Great Britain - London
  • Italy - Naples
  • Greece - Corfu, Athens
  • Syria - Damas (Damascus), Alep
  • Iraq - Baghdad
  • Persia - Allahabad, Bouchir, Djask
  • India - Karachi, Jodhpur, Calcutta
  • Siam - Bangkok
  • Burma - Rangoon, Akyab
  • Indochina - Saigon
  • Lebanon - Beirut

Fleet[edit]

See also[edit]

Recently the Ukraine based Air Charter Asia airline changed its name to Air Orient [3]

Code data[edit]

  • IATA Code: UT
  • ICAO Code: ORT
  • Callsign: Air Orient

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