Azur Air (Germany)

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Azur Air
Azur Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
UR ARZ BLUE EAGLE
Founded 2016
Commenced operations 4 July 2017
Hubs Düsseldorf Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 9
Parent company Anex Tourism Group
Headquarters Düsseldorf, Germany
Key people Alper Altun, General Director
Website Azurair.de

Azurair GmbH,[1] trading as Azur Air or Azur Air Germany, is a German leisure airline headquartered in Düsseldorf. It was founded in 2016 by Turkish-Dutch tour operator Anex Tourism Group as part of a major expansion into German leisure market.

History[edit]

In mid 2016, Anex Tourism Group, yet engaged especially in Russian leisure market and operating airlines both in Russia (Azur Air Russia) und Ukraine (Azur Air Ukraine), founded a German subsidiary in Düsseldorf and started distribution for 2017 travel season in late 2016. The AOC for its German carrier was requested simultaneously. First flights are scheduled to start in April 2017.[2] Beside its home base at Düsseldorf Airport, where the fleet will also be maintained, Azur Air will operate from Berlin-Schönefeld and Munich. At the beginning, Azur Air will fly to Mediterranean destinations and the Caribbean for Anex Tour only.

At first, Azur Air will receive three Boeing 767-300ER from sister company Azur Air from Russia. The fleet is planned to be enhanced by Boeing 737 and 757s later on while destination network will be expanded.[3]

Operations were firstly planned to start in spring 2017,[4] but have been shifted towards summer 2017. Azur Air then received its AOC and commenced operations a few days later on 4 July.

During summer 2017, Azur Air announced to increase its long-haul operations by offering more flights to Punta Cana from its existing departure airports Berlin-Schönefeld and Düsseldorf as well as starting the destination from several more German cities such as Hannover.[5]

In March 2018, Azur Air announced to replace two of its three Boeing 767-300ER, which are handed to sister company Azur Air Ukraine, by two smaller Boeing 737-900s.[6]

Destinations[edit]

As of June 2017, Azur Air plans to serve the following destinations:[7]

Dominican Republic
Egypt
Germany
Greece
Spain
Turkey

Fleet[edit]

The Azur Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of April 2018:[8]

Azur Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-900ER 1 1[9] 215[10] To be transferred from Azur Air Ukraine[6]
Boeing 767-300ER 2 334 2 of formerly 3 to be transferred to Azur Air Ukraine[6][9]
Total 3 1

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