Hunnu Air

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the unrelated flag carrier airline, see MIAT Mongolian Airlines.
Hunnu Airlines
HunnuAirLogo.jpg
IATA
MR
ICAO
MML
Callsign
TRANS MONGOLIA
Founded 2011
Hubs Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN)
Fleet size 5
Destinations 8
Parent company MAK corporation
Headquarters Sükhbaatar district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia[1]
Key people B. Bayar (CEO)
Website www.hunnuair.com

Hunnu Air (Mongolian: Хүннү Эйр[2]) is a Mongolian domestic airline that began scheduled flights in 2011. The company changed its name from the former Mongolian Airlines Group (Mongolian: Монголиан Аэрлайнес Групп) in April 2013 to avoid confusion with the similarly named Mongolian international flag carrier MIAT Mongolian Airlines.

History[edit]

Hunnu Air Airbus A319.

In September 2011, "Mongolian Airlines Group LLC" was founded, with 100% share acquisition of AN-2 aircraft's operation rights by "Tselmeg Tengeriin Nisleg LLC". This acquisition of historic aircraft previously operated by MIAT Mongolian Airlines and its claims to the ownership of the history of MIAT Mongolian Airlines as well as its name led to some confusion in public, which eventually led to the name change. The airline itself is largely tied to the political groups of Mongolia, namely Battylga Khaltmaa, who's believed to own shares at the airline and is behind a lobby for privatization of MIAT Mongolian Airlines for later take-over. [3]

Former logo

The airline commenced services on December 2, 2011. The company purchased two Dutch manufactured Fokker-50 type aircraft in 2011 and commenced its first scheduled domestic flight on January 2, 2012. With the leasing of two Airbus A319 aircraft, delivered in early 2012, it became the first operator with such aircraft in Mongolia. In July 2013 a third Fokker F50 was acquired from Belgian VLM.

Hunnu Air confirmed to French media's International French Travel Market (IFTM) in Paris that it will launch its first long-haul direct flight from Ulaanbaatar to Paris in the second quarter of 2014 with one technical stop with an Airbus A319 aircraft. The airline confirmed it will be receiving an Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The new aircraft to be received in the second quarter of 2015 will also operate on its second long-haul flight to Singapore from Ulaanbaatar as early as the fourth quarter of 2015 or early 2016.

Other destinations to be opened by Hunnu Air include Hailar, Huh Hot in China, and Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk in Russia.

Destinations[edit]

Hunnu Air operates international scheduled services to Hong Kong (HKG) with 3 frequencies, Manzhouli (NZH) with 2 frequencies, Hailar (HLD) with 2 frequencies and Bangkok (BKK) with 2 frequencies from its hub Chinggis Khaan International Airport. The airline recently announced it will fly fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport non-stop with 1 to 2 frequencies from 9 June 2014.[4] Seasonal charter flights are operated to Jeju (CJU), Sanya (SYX), Manzhouli (NZH) and several Japanese cities. Domestic routes operated by Fokker 50 are Dalanzadgad (DLZ), Murun (MXV), Choibalsan (COQ), Hovd (HVD), Altai (LTI), Bayankhongor (BYN), Hovdyn Bulgan (HBU) and Donoi (ULZ).

Fleet[edit]

The Hunnu Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of December 2013):[5]

Hunnu Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Routes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 2 0 12 108 120 Domestic and
Medium/Short Haul
Fokker 50 3 0 0 50 50 Domestic
Airbus A330-200 0 1 27 251 278 Long Haul
Total 5 1

References[edit]