|Operating bases||Istanbul Atatürk Airport|
|Destinations||21 excl. charter flights|
|Company slogan||English: Fly Turkey, fly!
Turkish: Uç Türkiye, uç!
|Headquarters||Atatürk International Airport
|Key people||Şahabettin Bolukçu (CEO) Ahmet Ibrahim (Owner)|
Onur Air (Turkish: Onur Air Taşımacılık AŞ, often styled OnurAir or Onurair) is an airline with its headquarters in the Technical Hangar B at Atatürk International Airport in Yeşilköy, Istanbul, Turkey. It operates mostly domestic scheduled services, as well as a wide range of charter flights out of its base at Atatürk Airport.
Onur Air was established on 14 April 1992 and started revenue operations using a wet-leased Airbus A320 with a flight to Ercan in North Cyprus on 14 May of that year. Over the next years, the Onurair fleet grew, so that by the end of 1995, it included nine aircraft.
In 1996, Ten Tour acquired ownership of the airline. By 1997 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 twin-jet airliners had been added to the fleet. Due to a recession,[specify] Onur Air had to reduce the size of its fleet to 13 in 1998, and then to 9 in 1999. Since then the airline has expanded again.
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As of September 2014, Onur Air offered scheduled flights to the following destinations. Note: This list does not include charter flights.
As of April 2015, the Onur Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Airbus A320-200||10||180||2 wet leased from Bulgaria Air|
|Airbus A321-100||9||220||One leased to Saudia|
|Airbus A330-300||4||360||Wet leased to Saudia|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||2007||2009|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-83||2005||2009|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-88||1997||2011|
Incidents and accidents
- On 17 June 2003, Onur Air Flight 2263, an McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (registration TC-ONP) overshot the runway at Groningen Airport Eelde following an aborted take-off. There were no injuries, but the airline was accused of security breaches.
- On 12 May 2005, Onur Air was denied access to Dutch airspace for a month. Several incidents were the cause of the suspension of the airline. Negotiations took place between the Dutch authorities and Onur Air and on May 24, 2005 Onur Air had permission to fly from and to the Netherlands again.
- On 15 September 2006, the pilot of an Onur Air charter flight from Antalya Airport to Bristol Airport scared his passengers prior to take-off when he refused to fly the aircraft, claiming it was unsafe.
- On 1 January 2007, the cargo hold of a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 aircraft burst open upon landing at Atatürk International Airport, spilling luggage onto the runway.
- On 7 September 2007, an Airbus A321 aircraft lost cabin pressure on a charter flight from Dalaman Airport to Birmingham Airport, resulting in an emergency landing at Atatürk International Airport. Passenger reports included a smoking engine and broken down oxygen masks.
- On 20 August 2011, an Onur Air pilot forgot to contact Munich Air Traffic Control and engaged the quick reaction air defence of both Germany and Austria to send four Eurofighter Typhoons to intercept the company's A321.
- «Onur» means proud, self-esteem in Turkish.
- "Communication." Onur Air. Retrieved 8 June 2014. Map. "Head Office Atatürk Havalimanı B Kapısı Teknik Hangar Yanı 34149 Yeşilköy/İSTANBUL/TÜRKİYE"
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 10 April 2007. p. 59.
- Onurair: History
- "Communication" (Archive) Onur Air. Retrieved on 17 February 2011. "Head Office Şenlikköy Mah. Çatal Sokak No. 3 34153 Florya - İstanbul/TÜRKİYE." Map.
- Onur Air timetable Retrieved 2 October 2013
- "Onur Air Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "ATDB - Major events collected during September 2007". Air Transport Data Bank. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Onur Air runway overshot at Groningen
- News[dead link]
- Daily Mail Article on Onur Air pilot refusing to take-off
- Onur Air cargo hold accident
- Onur Air depressurizing incident
- Onur A321 near Munich on Aug 20th 2011, losscomm prompts intercept
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