The Russian charter airline AZUR air, affiliated with the tour operator Anex Tour, launched charter flights from Kazan – a large region of Russia – to Antalya from Sunday 26 June 2022. The news about the return of the route followed from the statement of Kazan International Airport.
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From Sunday, Azur air began operating charter flights from Kazan to the main Turkish resort of Antalya. According to the report, flights are scheduled three times a week. The flight program will last until the end of October. The 238-seat Boeing 757 aircraft, which remained in the carrier's service, will deliver tourists to the Mediterranean.
Earlier, Turprom wrote that Azur air withdrew from the flight program almost half of the aircraft that it had left after the spread of sanctions against the Russian Federation. The reason for the decision is the lack of spare parts. The company's general director Yevgeny Korolev notified employees about this in a letter. We are talking about the suspension of operation of 10 out of 22 aircraft. For the transportation of passengers, the airline leaves 12 Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft. According to the register of air operator certificates, the size of the AZUR air fleet is currently 22 aircraft. All are American Boeings: 10 each Boeing 767 and -757 and one each -777 and -737. Before the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions, there were 35 of them.
It follows from the appeal to employees that Turkey is currently the only foreign destination of AZUR air, however, in the future, the carrier plans to increase its international flight network. In addition, the CEO argued the curtailment of the flight program in Sochi by saving aircraft resources: “This is a necessary decision to ensure maximum flight safety while we are looking for new channels for the supply of spare parts” – read the details here.
Recall that from 22 June flights to Antalya were resumed at Nizhny Novgorod airport. After a long break, the first flight was made by Azur air.
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