Azur Air in Russia has resumed passenger flights
Azur Air, a major Russian charter company, has resumed passenger operations. After a 3-month break, Azur Air returned to flight. But not on international tourist routes, but on some domestic tourist routes in Russia.
Azur Air operates charter flights with passengers
From July 1, Azur Air transports tourists from 12 cities in Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, among others) to two popular resorts - Sochi and Abakan. The flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
During the lockdown period, while passenger flights were blocked, Azur Air converted Boeing 777 and 767 aircraft to carry cargo. Azur Air currently owns a fleet of 31 aircraft. The latest acquisition is a Boeing 757-200, which was received in early June.
Before the pandemic, Azur Air was the largest charter operator in Russia and ranked 7th in the top of the largest airlines in the country. It was certainly one of the fastest growing airlines in the industry. Last year, Azur Air added 6 wide-body aircraft to its fleet. This led to a 36.6% increase in passenger traffic.