Air Orient

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Air Orient (Ligne d'Air Orient)
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1929, France
Commenced operations1929, France
Ceased operations1933
Operating basesParis, France
Headquarters2 rue Marbeuf, Paris, France
Key peopleErnest 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.


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 – Damascus, Aleppo
  • Iraq – Baghdad
  • Persia – Allahabad, Bushehr (Bouchir), Jask (Djask)
  • India – Karachi, Jodhpur, Calcutta
  • Siam – Bangkok
  • Burma – Rangoon, Akyab
  • Indochina – Saigon
  • Lebanon – Beirut


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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  2. ^ "Air Orient historique".
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