Azur Air

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For the Ukrainian sister airline, see Azur Air Ukraine. For the French airline, see Aigle Azur.
Azur Air
Azur Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 17 Dec 2014
Hubs Domodedovo International Airport
Subsidiaries Azur Air Ukraine
Azur Air Germany
Fleet size 14
Company slogan Fly to rest!
Parent company Anex Tourism Group
Headquarters Moscow, Russia, Russia
Key people Alexander Zosymov, General Director

Azur Air (Russian: Азур Эйр), formerly Katekavia, is a charter airline and former regional airline in Russia. Initially it was based out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport, the domestic airport serving Krasnoyarsk, and its destinations were all within the Krasnoyarsk Krai.[1] Nowadays it mainly serves leisure and some domestic destinations.


The airline started operations in 1995 and operates regional flights out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport and Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport.[2][3] The airline also operates charter services to Siberia and Yakutia.

It carried around 122,000 passengers in 2009,[4] and in 2010 started to acquire larger aircraft, mainly the Tupolev Tu-134. As of 3 April 2014, it had three Tupolev Tu-134s.[3]

In April 2014 the airline commenced scheduled flights between larger Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport and further cities in Siberia: Surgut and Tomsk. The airline received international media and social media attention in 2014, when a video emerged of passengers on a scheduled flight from Igarka to Krasnoyarsk disembarking pre-departure to push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze.[5]

In 2015, Katekavia was rebranded as a leisure carrier and renamed Azur Air.[6] In December 2015, it has been confirmed that former owner UTair Aviation sold Azur Air to Turkish tourism company Anex Tourism Group[7] which also bought Azur Air Ukraine, the former UTair-Ukraine, a few weeks earlier.[7]


Katekavia Antonov An-24RV

As of April, 2015, Azur Air flies from its bases in Krasnoyarsk to charter routes, as well as to regional routes, which are:[1]

S&C Seasonal & Charter
^ Future destinations
! Bases for charter flights
F Terminated destinations
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Ref
Agadir Morocco AGA GMAD Agadir–Al Massira AirportS&C
Alicante Spain ALC LEAL Alicante–Elche AirportS&C
Antalya Turkey AYT LTAI Antalya AirportS&C
Bangkok Thailand BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport
oBarcelona Spain BCN LEBL Barcelona–El Prat AirportS&C
Belgorod Russia EGO UUOB Belgorod International Airport!
Burgas Bulgaria BOJ LBBG Burgas AirportS&C
Cam Ranh Vietnam CXR VVCR Cam Ranh International AirportS&C
Colombo Sri Lanka CMB VCBI Bandaranaike International AirportS&C
Enfidha Tunisia NBE DTNH Enfidha-Hammamet International AirportS&C
Goa India GOI VOGO Goa International AirportS&C
Hurghada Egypt HRG HEGN Hurghada International AirportS&C
Igarka Russia IAA UOII Igarka Airport
Irkutsk Russia IKT UIII International Airport Irkutsk!
Kodinsk Russia none none Kodinsk Airfield
Krabi Thailand KBV VTSG Krabi International AirportS&C
Krasnoyarsk Russia KJA UNKL Yemelyanovo International Airport
Málaga Spain AGP LEMG Málaga AirportS&C
Marsa Alam Egypt RMF HEMA Marsa Alam International AirportS&C
Moscow Russia DMD UUDD Domodedovo International Airport!
Novosibirsk Russia OVB UNTT Tolmachevo International Airport!
Orenburg Russia REN UWOO Orenburg International Airport^
Omsk Russia OMS UNOO Omsk Tsentralny Airport!
Palma de Mallorca Spain PMI LEPA Palma de Mallorca AirportS&C
Pattaya Thailand UTP VTBU U-Tapao International AirportS&C
Punta Cana Dominican Republic PUJ MDPC Punta Cana Airport
Phuket Thailand HKT VTSP Phuket AirportS&C
Saint-Petersburg Russia LED ULLI Pulkovo International Airport!
Sochi Russia AER URSS Adler Airport
Sharm-el-Sheikh Egypt SSH HESH Sharm el-Sheikh International AirportS&C
Sharypovo Russia none UNKO Sharypovo Airport
Surgut Russia SGC USRR Surgut Airport
Svetlogorsk Russia none UOIG Svetlogorsk Airport
Tangier Morocco TNG GMTT Tangier Ibn Battouta AirportS&C
Tenerife Spain TFS GCTS Tenerife South AirportS&C
Tomsk Russia TOF UNTT Bogashevo Airport
Ulan-Ude Russia UUD UIUU Baikal International Airport!
Varadero Cuba VRA MUVR Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport


Azur Air Boeing 757-200

The Azur Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of December 2016:[8]

Azur Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 1[9] 189
Boeing 757-200 8 238
Boeing 767-300ER 7 336
Total 16

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Crash site of Katekavia Flight 9357
Main article: Katekavia Flight 9357
  • On 3 August 2010, a Katekavia Antonov An-24 crashed on approach to Igarka Airport, killing twelve people. The crash was caused by pilot error. As a result of the crash, the Russian government started to investigate how Katekavia operated their flights.[10]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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