|Founded||17 Dec 2014|
|Hubs||Domodedovo International Airport|
|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. 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. The airline also operates charter services to Siberia and Yakutia.
It carried around 122,000 passengers in 2009, and in 2010 started to acquire larger aircraft, mainly the Tupolev Tu-134. As of 3 April 2014, it has three Tupolev Tu-134s.
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.
In 2015, Katekavia was rebranded as a leisure carrier and renamed Azur Air. In December 2015, it has been confirmed that former owner UTair Aviation sold Azur Air to Turkish tourism company Anex Tourism Group which also bought Azur Air Ukraine, the former UTair-Ukraine, a few weeks earlier.
|S&C||Seasonal & Charter|
|!||Bases for charter flights|
Accidents and incidents
- On 3 August 2010, a Katekavia Antonov An-24 crashed on approach to Igarka Airport, killing twelve people. The crash was caused by pilot error. As a result of the crash, the Russian government started to investigate how Katekavia operated their flights.
- On 26 February 2016, Boeing 767-300ER of Azur Air made an emergency landing in Tashkent International Airport
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- "Passengers forced to push their frozen plane in Siberia". Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- "Siberian Sun". Airliner World: 8. July 2015.
- ch-aviation.com - Russia's UTair Group offloads Azur Air unit to Turkey's ATG 7 December 2015
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- "Crash: Katekavia AN24 at Igarka on Aug 3rd 2010, impacted ground short of runway". Aviation Herald. 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
- "Самолет российской AZUR air экстренно сел в Ташкенте". Gazeta.Uz. 2016-03-26.
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