Air Urga

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Air URGA
Air Urga Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
3N[1] URG URGA
Founded21 August 1993
Fleet size16
Destinationsregional charter
HeadquartersKropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
Websitewww.urga.com.ua

URGA International Joint Stock Aviation Company (Ukr. Міжнародна акціонерна авіаційна компанія «УРГА»), branded as Air Urga, is a charter airline based in Kropyvnytskyi and Zhuliany, Ukraine.

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in August 1993. It was founded as International Joint Stock Aviation Company URGA, initially concentrating on charter flights. Regular passenger flights from Kiev and Kryvyi Rih were added in May 1997. Air Urga is owned by the State Property Fund of Ukraine (51%) and American International Consulting Corp (43.5%). It has 378 employees.[2]

In 2014 the airline launched its first regular passenger flight - Kiev-Lviv.[3]

As of May 2017 the number of destinations that the company can fly to has been significantly reduced due to being put on the EU's air safety blacklist along with 180 other airlines.[4] URGA will be unable to fly to EU destinations until these safety issues are addressed. However, as of May 2017 the airline was not operating any regular passenger flights.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Air Urga operates charter passenger and cargo flights from various Ukrainian airports to destinations in the Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Syria, and United Arab Emirates. Its main base is the Kropyvnytskyi Airport (KGO).[2]

Fleet[edit]

Air Urga Antonov An-26 operated on behalf of the United Nations

As of June 2018, the Air Urga fleet includes the following aircraft:[6]

One additional Cessna 172 is used as a training aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 68.
  3. ^ "Авиакомпания URGA - осваивает новые маршруты (АвиаПорт)". АвиаПорт.Ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  4. ^ "Ukraine's Aviation Company Urga put on EU air safety blacklist". News agency Vector News English. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  5. ^ "УРГА". urga.com.ua. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  6. ^ "УРГА". urga.com.ua. Retrieved 2018-06-21.

External links[edit]

Media related to Air Urga at Wikimedia Commons