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Orenair
Orenburg Airlines
ORENAIR — Оренбургские авиалинии
Orenair English Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
R2[1] ORB[1] ORENBURG[1]
Founded 1992
Ceased operations 2016 (merged with Rossiya)
Hubs Orenburg Tsentralny Airport
Secondary hubs
Fleet size 19
Destinations 12
Parent company Aeroflot
Headquarters Orenburg, Russia
Key people Victor Zyukin (Acting General Director)
Website orenair.ru

Orenburg Airlines or JSC Orenair (Russian: Оренбургские авиалинии[2][3]) was a Russian airline with its head office on the property of Orenburg Tsentralny Airport in Orenburg.[4] It operated domestic passenger services and inclusive tour charters, as well as aerial work and special flights. Its main base was Orenburg Tsentralny Airport and it had hubs at Domodedovo and Simferopol International Airport.[5]

History[edit]

The airline was formed from the Aeroflot Orenburg Division, which was established in 1932. In 1992 it began to operate under its present name. It was the first Russian domestic airline to introduce the hub system of connecting flights in Orenburg, providing a full service for transfer passengers, and was the first Russian domestic airline to introduce through air fares.[5]

In 2010, Orenair was acquired by Aeroflot and was likely to engage in fleet modernization as a result of the merger.[6] Orenair recently acquired Air Austral's B777-200ER F-ORUN, which Air Austral had been trying to sell for a year.[7]

In April 2016 Aeroflot planned to merge Orenair and Donavia into Rossiya to form one larger airline based in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow and Rostov-On-Don. The former Orenair fleet will carry the Rossiya livery.[8] On 26 May 2016 the airline's AOC was revoked after integration into Rossiya.

Fleet[edit]

Former Orenair Boeing 737-800
Former Orenair Boeing 777-200ER

Fixed-wing aircraft fleet[edit]

In April 2016 the entire Orenair fleet was assigned to Rossiya. The remaining Orenair fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of December 2016 the remaining 777 is at Phoenix Goodyear):[9][10][11][12]

Orenair fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y+ Y Total
Boeing 777-200ER 1 14 34 316 364[9] Stored at PUJ, to be transferred to Rossiya
Total 1

Previously operated[edit]

As of August 2006 the airline also operated:[13]

Incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Airline Codes Website". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  2. ^ With the official name of Federal State Unitary Enterprise – Russian: Федеральное государственное унитарное предприятие „Оренбургские авиалинии”.
  3. ^ The B.737s bear the title “Orenair”, while the Tu-134s and Tu-154s carry either “Orenburg Airlines” or “Orenair”, as seen in the pictures on Airliners website and other sources.
  4. ^ "Contacts" Archived November 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Orenair. Retrieved on 16 November 2012. JSC "ORENAIR" Airport, Orenburg district, Orenburg region, 460049, Russian Federation. "460049, Оренбургская область, Оренбургский район, Аэропорт"
  5. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 59. 
  6. ^ http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aeroflot-looks-for-consolidation-boost-341921/
  7. ^ "Actualités". 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  8. ^ http://www.ato.ru/content/formirovanie-obedinennoy-aviakompanii-rossiya-zavershitsya-k-aprelyu-2016-goda-
  9. ^ a b Orenair official page Archived January 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.d Jan. 01, 2015[dead link]
  10. ^ "Orenair - ch-aviation.com". ch-aviation. Retrieved 12 October 2015.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 11 (help)
  11. ^ "Orenair Fleet - Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Orenair (Orenburg Airlines) Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  13. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006.
  14. ^ "Russia's Orenair retires its last two 737-500s". ch-aviation. ch-aviation. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Orenburg Airlines at Wikimedia Commons