Azur Air

For the Ukrainian sister airline, see Azur Air Ukraine. For the French airline, see Aigle Azur.
Azur Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 17 Dec 2014
Hubs Domodedovo International Airport
Fleet size 14
Company slogan Fly to rest!
Parent company Anex Tourism Group
Headquarters Moscow, Russia, Russia
Key people Alexander Zosymov, General Director

Azur Air (Russian: Катэкавиа), formerly Katekavia, 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.[1] Nowadays it mainly serves leisure and some domestic destinations.


The airline started operations in 1995 and operates regional flights out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport and Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport.[2][3] The airline also operates charter services to Siberia and Yakutia.

It carried around 122,000 passengers in 2009,[4] and in 2010 started to acquire larger aircraft, mainly the Tupolev Tu-134. As of 3 April 2014, it has three Tupolev Tu-134s.[3]

In April 2014 the airline commenced scheduled flights between larger Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport and further cities in Siberia: Surgut and Tomsk. The airline received international media and social media attention in 2014, when a video emerged of passengers on a scheduled flight from Igarka to Krasnoyarsk disembarking pre-departure to push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze.[5]

In 2015, Katekavia was rebranded as a leisure carrier and renamed Azur Air.[6] In December 2015, it has been confirmed that former owner UTair Aviation sold Azur Air to Turkish tourism company Anex Tourism Group[7] which also bought Azur Air Ukraine, the former UTair-Ukraine, a few weeks earlier.[7]


Katekavia Antonov An-24RV

As of April, 2015, Azur Air flies from its bases in Krasnoyarsk to charter routes, as well as to regional routes, which are:[1]

S&CSeasonal & Charter
^Future destinations
!Bases for charter flights
FTerminated destinations
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Ref
AgadirMoroccoAGAGMADAgadir–Al Massira AirportS&C
AlicanteSpainALCLEALAlicante–Elche AirportS&C
AntalyaTurkeyAYTLTAIAntalya AirportS&C
BangkokThailandBKKVTBSSuvarnabhumi Airport
BarcelonaSpainBCNLEBLBarcelona–El Prat AirportS&C
BelgorodRussiaEGOUUOBBelgorod International Airport!
BurgasBulgariaBOJLBBGBurgas AirportS&C
Cam RanhVietnamCXRVVCRCam Ranh International AirportS&C
EnfidhaTunisiaNBEDTNHEnfidha-Hammamet International AirportS&C
HurghadaEgyptHRGHEGNHurghada International AirportS&C
IgarkaRussiaIAAUOIIIgarka Airport
IrkutskRussiaIKTUIIIInternational Airport Irkutsk!
KodinskRussianonenoneKodinsk Airfield
KrasnoyarskRussiaKJAUNKLYemelyanovo International Airport
MálagaSpainAGPLEMGMálaga AirportS&C
Marsa AlamEgyptRMFHEMAMarsa Alam International AirportS&C
MoscowRussiaDMDUUDDDomodedovo International Airport!
NovosibirskRussiaOVBUNTTTolmachevo International Airport!
OmskRussiaOMSUNOOOmsk Tsentralny Airport!
Palma de MallorcaSpainPMILEPAPalma de Mallorca AirportS&C
Punta CanaDominican RepublicPUJMDPCPunta Cana Airport
PhuketThailandHKTVTSPPhuket Airport
Saint-PetersburgRussiaLEDULLIPulkovo International Airport!
SochiRussiaAERURSSAdler Airport
Sharm-el-SheikhEgyptSSHHESHSharm el-Sheikh International AirportS&C
SharypovoRussianoneUNKOSharypovo Airport
SurgutRussiaSGCUSRRSurgut Airport
SvetlogorskRussianoneUOIGSvetlogorsk Airport
TangierMoroccoTNGGMTTTangier Ibn Battouta AirportS&C
TenerifeSpainTFSGCTSTenerife South AirportS&C
TomskRussiaTOFUNTTBogashevo Airport
Ulan-UdeRussiaUUDUIUUBaikal International Airport!
VaraderoCubaVRAMUVRVaradero Airport


The Azur Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[8]

Azur Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Seats Notes
Boeing 757-200 9 228
Boeing 767-300ER 6 336

Accidents and incidents

Crash site of Katekavia Flight 9357
Main article: Katekavia Flight 9357

See also


  1. 1 2 "Авиакомпания «КАТЭКАВИА»: регулярные и чартерные перевозки по России, доставка грузов, самолёты в аренду". 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  2. "Katekavia". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  3. 1 2 " ✈ наша авиация". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  4. Death toll in Russia's East Siberia passenger jet crash rises to 12 (Update-4), RIAN, 2010-08-02
  5. "Passengers forced to push their frozen plane in Siberia". Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. "Siberian Sun". Airliner World: 8. July 2015.
  7. 1 2 - Russia's UTair Group offloads Azur Air unit to Turkey's ATG 7 December 2015
  8. "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 29.
  9. "Crash: Katekavia AN24 at Igarka on Aug 3rd 2010, impacted ground short of runway". Aviation Herald. 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  10. "Самолет российской AZUR air экстренно сел в Ташкенте". Gazeta.Uz. 2016-03-26.

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