Russian charter specialist Azur Air set for maiden B767
Apr 27, 2015
Azur Air will shortly take delivery of its maiden widebody aircraft – a B767-300(ER) VQ-BUO (msn 27909). Currently, the Katekavia (ZF, Sharypovo) division operates a fleet of nine B757-200s on charter flights throughout Russia as well as to the Mediterranean, the Far East, and the Middle East.
Formerly ET-AMQ (msn 27909) with Ethiopian Airlines the twinjet, along with sistership ET-ALC (msn 28043), were originally reported to be for Bulgarian leisure specialist BH Air – Balkan Holidays Air. However, with euroAtlantic Airways now set to take delivery of the latter and BH Air denying to ch-aviation ever having had an interest in adding B767-300(ER)s, it seems these reports have been incorrect.
Azur Air 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. In April 2014 the airline commenced scheduled flights between larger Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport and further cities in Siberia: Surgut and Tomsk. As in 2015 the number of flights has increased.