Thursday, January 5, 2017

New German leisure carrier set for April launch

(Azur Air)

New German airline Azur Air is preparing to start operations in April. The Düsseldorf-based carrier plans to operate leisure flights on behalf of Dutch-Turkish tour operator Anex Tourism Group.

According to its website, Azur Air is stationing three leased 330-seat Boeing 767-300ERs in Düsseldorf, where a maintenance center is also being established. In addition to Düsseldorf, the carrier also plans to launch operations from Berlin and Munich in April.

Azur Air will operate leisure routes that include Mediterranean destinations in Europe and the Canary Islands in Spain. Long-haul flights are also planned at a later date.

The company said it has entered the (German) commercial register and is undergoing licensing by the German Aviation Federal Office (LBA Luftfahrt Bundesamt).

Azur Air said on its website the name is well known in the international aviation industry as its Russian-sister company operates under the same name.

On Feb. 18, 2016, ATW reported that Russia-based Azur Air was created from former UTair Airline subsidiary Katekavia, which was sold in 2015.

(Kurt Hofmann - ATWonline News)

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