Air Orient

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Air Orient (Ligne d'Air Orient)
IATA ICAO Callsign
N/A N/A N/A
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.

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 – Damascus, Aleppo
  • Iraq – Baghdad
  • Persia – Allahabad, Bushehr (Bouchir), Jask (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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