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Azur Air, previously Katekavia, is a Russian airline that used to operate scheduled domestic flights in Russia but now operates as a charter airline. Azur Air is largely based out of Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo International (KJA), offering services to destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. Other airlines that fly from Yemelyanovo Airport include Pegas Fly and Aeroflot.

Azur Air was founded in 1992 as Katekavia and flew its inaugural flight in 1995 with a service between Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport and Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport (KJA). In 2014, Azur Air began running scheduled domestic within Russia. There is also Azur Air Ukraine which is a Ukrainian airline.

Baggage Policy

Azur Air has different baggage rules for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers flying on Azur Air are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage. Carry-on baggage must no exceed the maximum weight of 5kg or be larger than the overall dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. This applies for all classes offered by Azur Air.

Checked Baggage

Passengers flying on Azur Air in Economy Class are entitled to one item of free checked baggage that doesn't exceed the maximum weight of 20kg. Passengers flying in Business Class are entitled to one item of free checked baggage of a maximum weight of 30kg. Children under two years of age that don't have a seat are allowed up to 10kg of baggage.

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Azur Air's fleet consists of entirely Boeing aircraft. The airline has over 22 aircraft, including Boeing 737-800s, Boeing 757-200s, Boeing 767-300ERs and Boeing 77-300ERs. Azur Air offers an in-flight menu with a variety of food and drinks. If you'd like to order a vegetarian or children's menu, you must contact the airlines at least 24 hours before departure but no earlier than 72 hours before.

In 2018, Azur Air received another Boeing B77-300 aircraft as the Russian airline look to expand its fleet. In addition to the B77-300, the airline is expected to take in a further two Boeing jets — including one B737 and one B767.