Start-Ups First Boeing 737-900ER for Azur Air takes off
- Azur Air Germany
The first Boeing 737-900ER for Azur Air Germany has taken to the skies. With the new fleet addition, the carrier aims to serve holiday destinations from Düsseldorf.
At 9 O´clock this Sunday, the aircraft started from Dusseldorf to Hurghada. MSN25717 is registered as D-AZUG, is over 10 years old and flew for Lion Air Indonesia beforehand. The Boeing 737-900ER can accommodate 215 passengers in a 3-3 seating configuration.
Last Wednesday, the German Federal Office of Civil Aeronautics (LBA) issued the approval to operate the aircraft. In Germany, Azur Air is the first airline to serve scheduled flights with this 737-version.
Cengiz Armutlu, Accountable Manager at AZUR Air in Düsseldorf, said: "We are very pleased, that we can now officially welcome the first Boeing 737-900ER in our fleet. For us, this type of aircraft is ideal to fly to our medium-haul destinations around the Mediterranean."
Recently, the airline announced, that the Summer flight schedule 2018 will include flights from Düsseldorf to Palma de Mallorca, Hurghada, Antalya and Enfidha. Furthermore, Azur Air Germany will start operating from other German airports, Berlin-Schönefeld, Hanover and Munich. All three airports will be connected with Antalya.
Azur Air Germany is a subsidiary of Russia´s Azur Air. The Start-Up was founded in April 2016. At the end of June 2017, Azur Air Germany received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). Since then, the carrier offers flights from Düsseldorf to holiday destinations in Spain, Egypt, Greece, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Turkey. Two Boeing 767-300 are being used for the operations.
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