Onur Air is a Turkish low cost airline headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.
Onur Air flies to many destinations on scheduled services including Nakhicvan, Moscow, Kazan, Nalchik, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Adana, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Elazig, Ercan, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Malatya, Samsun, Sanlirufa, Trabzon and Odessa.
Onur Air is the largest privately owned company in Turkey, serving over 80 destinations in 20 countries and 15 to domestic destinations on both scheduled and chartered services. Currently operating domestic scheduled services around Turkey as well as a wide range of charter flights the Turkish carrier live under their company slogan, 'Fly Turkey, fly!' Onur Air's main base and hub is located in Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
Onur translates to English from Turkish as 'proud' giving the airline a literal meaning of 'Proud Air'.
Onur Air was originally established in 1992 and commenced operations on a wet-leased Airbus A320 with a flight from their base to Ercan, Cyprus. Growing in size and being acquired by Ten Tour in 1996, Onur Air now stands where they are now with a fleet of 30 aircraft serving 30 destinations internationally and domestically.
Onur Air currently has a total fleet size of 30 aircraft operating on a exclusively only Airbus fleet.
Onur Air' largest aircraft is the Airbus A330-300 with a total passenger capacity of 358.
In addition, Onur Air also operate using 8 x A330-200's, 9 x A321-200/100's and 9 x Airbus A320-200 aircraft.
Onur Air has seen rapid expansion since deregulation of Turkish domestic air transport in 2003, having grown through a combination of scheduled and charter bases openings fuelled by consumer demand for low cost air travel. Onur Air currently employs 1500 personnel and operates 30 aircraft, a fleet of Airbus family. The company operates to 14 major domestic and more than 120 international destinations in 25 countries. Onur Air has carried more than 85 million passengers safely since 1992.
Onur Air has two-way flights from Istanbul to Adana, Antalya, Bodrum, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Erzurum, Gaziantep, İzmir, Malatya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa and Trabzon. The company has been organized at destination points by either setting up its own offices or through the General Sales Agency channel.
Witinin the framework of a Code Share Agreement concluded between Onur Air and Zagrosjet, all Istanbul-Erbil-Istanbul flights and Ankara-Erbil-Ankara flights are commonly operated and accordingly through all sales channels, Onur Air tickets are sold with Onur Air code and flight numbers.
Onur Air adds Antalya – Rostock flights in Oct 2017
Turkish carrier Onur Air during the month of October 2017 is adding Antalya – Rostockservice, with 8 round-trip flights scheduled on board Airbus A321 aircraft. Planned operation as follow.
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6th September 2017
Oman Air, Kenya Airways sign code-share deal
Agreement to cover services between Muscat, Nairobi from August 28, 2017
Dubai: Oman Air announced it has signed a code-share agreement with Kenya Airways in a deal that will cover services between Muscat and Nairobi effective August 28, 2017.
The deal will allow connectivity to Kenya Airways customers in accessing Muscat directly from Nairobi. Oman Air launched flights to Nairobi in March this year.
Oman Air said the code-share comes as trade between Kenya and Oman grows, while Kenya Airways said the deal will help increase competitive offerings.
Muscat: Residents in Oman can now enjoy easy connectivity to Kenya and the rest of Africa, after Oman Air signed a codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways.
Under this new agreement, Oman Air flights to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi will receive Kenya Airways flight codes (abbreviated as KQ), as of the 28th of August, 2017.
The partnership is part of Oman Air's plans to expand into Africa, having begun flights to Nairobi in March this year. The Sultanate's national carrier currently flies to Kenya four times a week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
In light of this long-term deal, Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of Oman Air, was happy to see Oman Air take this much-awaited step, saying, "Oman Air is very happy with the implementation of this code share agreement with Kenya Airways. Through this partnership, Oman Air extends its exemplary services to guests of Kenya Airways.
"Trade between Kenya and Oman has been growing steadily over the years and this latest agreement with Kenya Airways is a natural progression, following the launch of our new flight from Muscat to Nairobi in March this year," he added.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO, Sebastian Mikosz echoed these sentiments.
"This new codeshare agreement represents an important element of our strategy to increase the choice, convenience and connectivity that Kenya Airways offers its customers," he explained. "The code-share partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Kenya Airways in improving the airlines competitive offering."
Given Oman's cultural and historical ties to east Africa, Oman Air's increased connectivity is sure to help residents across the GCC, as well as tourists looking to travel to Africa.
Oman Air has implemented a codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways (KQ) covering services between Muscat and Nairobi.
The agreement came into force from August 28. The new partnership will allow seamless connectivity to Kenya Airways customers in accessing Muscat directly from Nairobi, stated a press release.
Oman Air launched its flights to Nairobi in March. On the Nairobi–Muscat route, KQ will place its codeshare flight numbers on the Oman Air flights operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Commenting on the new codeshare agreement, Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of Oman Air said, “Oman Air is very happy with the implementation of this codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways. Through this partnership, Oman Air extends its exemplary services to guests of Kenya Airways. Trade between Kenya and Oman has been growing steadily over the years and this latest agreement with Kenya Airways is a natural progression, following the launch of our new flight from Muscat to Nairobi in March this year.”
Oman Air’s strategy reflects the country’s national character and the Omani people’s legendary hospitality and their culture of friendliness. This, combined with its internationally acclaimed services, has resulted in various important awards and accolades being bestowed by many prestigious organisations from around the world.
Sebastian Mikosz, group managing director and CEO, Kenya Airways said, “This new codeshare agreement represents an important element of our strategy to increase the choice, convenience and connectivity that Kenya Airways offers its customers. The codeshare partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Kenya Airways in improving the airlines competitive offering.”
Through this partnership, Kenya Airways extends its services to tourists as well as to those who are visiting friends and families, in Oman - through the cultural links that Oman shares with the coastal parts of East Africa.
Onur Air has leased two A330-300 aircraft to its fleet
The two aircraft leased from AERCAP company. Onur Air from Turkey recently announced that it will discontinue its Frankfurt - Istanbul service. In March 2016, Onur Air launched Munich as its 6th destination in Germany. Continuing to extend its scheduled flight network, Onur Air will operate its first flight to Munich from Istanbul Ataturk Airport on March 27, 2016. The flights, to be operated on mutual basis, will be performed every day at 14.00 from Istanbul to Munich and at 16.10 from Munich to Istanbul.
Onur Air announced that it will cut capacity by 20% this winter
This is in reverse to recent experience which has seen the growing scheduled carrier increase at 11% per annum, with 20% increase in 2016 only.
In November 2016, Onur Air also announced it will start operating Istanbul - Hatay in 2017 in the first quarter. The first flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to be performed with the number of trips 8Q98 to be in the hours 21.45 on 1 March. The Onur Air Hatay-Istanbul flight the next day, 2 hours in March 8.5 will be performed. On the other hand, Istanbul-Hatay Airbus A320 aircraft will be used.