Onur Air (Turkish: Onur Air Taşımacılık AŞ, often styled OnurAir or Onurair) is a low-cost airline with its headquarters in the Technical Hangar B at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Istanbul, Turkey. It operates mostly domestic scheduled services, as well as a wide range of charter flights out of its base at Istanbul Airport. Its aircraft and crews also operate under the leisure brand Holiday Europe.
|Company slogan||English: Fly Smart!|
Turkish: Aklın Havayolu!
Onur Air was established on 14 April 1992 and started revenue operations using a wet-leased Airbus A320 with a flight to Ercan in North Cyprus on 14 May of that year. «Onur» means proud, self-esteem in Turkish. Over the next years, the Onurair fleet grew, so that by the end of 1995, it included nine aircraft. Previously its head office was in Florya, Bakırköy, Istanbul.
In 1996, Ten Tour acquired ownership of the airline. By 1997 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 twin-jet airliners had been added to the fleet. Due to a recession,[specify] Onur Air had to reduce the size of its fleet to 13 in 1998, and then to 9 in 1999. Since then the airline has expanded again.
In August 2019, Onur Air established a new, partly-owned subsidiary named Holiday Europe for leisure flights between Europe and destinations around the Mediterranean. Onur Air provides aircraft and crews for the new brand.
Onur Air offers scheduled flights (excluding charter services) to the following destinations.
- Isfahan – Isfahan International Airport
- Tabriz – Tabriz International Airport
- Tehran – Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport
- Northern Cyprus
- Adana – Şakirpaşa Airport
- Antalya – Antalya Airport
- Bodrum – Milas-Bodrum Airport
- Dalaman – Dalaman Airport
- Elazığ – Elazığ Airport
- Gaziantep – Oğuzeli Airport
- Gazipaşa — Gazipaşa Airport
- Istanbul — Istanbul Airport Hub
- Izmir – Adnan Menderes Airport
- Kayseri – Erkilet International Airport
- Malatya – Erhaç Airport
- Samsun – Çarşamba Airport
- Şanlıurfa – Şanlıurfa GAP Airport
- Trabzon – Trabzon Airport
- Berlin – Berlin Tegel Airport
- Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf Airport
- Frankfurt – Frankfurt Airport
- Munich - Munich Airport
- Nuremberg - Nuremberg Airport Seasonal
- Münster - Münster Osnabrück International Airport
- Stuttgart – Stuttgart Airport
- The Netherlands
- Anapa - Vityazevo Airport
- Chelyabinsk – Balandino Airport
- Grozny – Grozny Airport
- Rostov-on-Don - Platov International Airport
- Nalchik – Nalchik Airport
- Samara – Kurumoch Airport
- Volgograd – Gumrak Airport
- Yekaterinburg – Koltsovo Airport
- Voronezh – Chertovitskoye Airport
- Kazan - Kazan Airport
|Airbus A321neo||2||—||208||Former WOW air|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||2007||2009|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-83||2005||2009|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-88||1997||2011|
Incidents and accidentsEdit
- On 17 June 2003, Onur Air Flight 2263, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 (registration TC-ONP) overshot the runway at Groningen Airport Eelde following an aborted take-off. There were no injuries, but the airline was accused of security breaches.
- On 12 May 2005, Onur Air was denied access to Dutch airspace for a month. Several incidents were the cause of the suspension of the airline. Negotiations took place between the Dutch authorities and Onur Air and on 24 May 2005 Onur Air had permission to fly from and to the Netherlands again.
- On 15 September 2006, the pilot of an Onur Air charter flight from Antalya Airport to Bristol Airport scared his passengers prior to take-off when he refused to fly the aircraft, claiming it was unsafe.
- On 1 January 2007, the cargo hold of a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 aircraft burst open upon landing at Atatürk International Airport, spilling luggage onto the runway.
- On 7 September 2007, an Airbus A321 aircraft lost cabin pressure on a charter flight from Dalaman Airport to Birmingham Airport, resulting in an emergency landing at Atatürk International Airport. Passenger reports included a smoking engine and broken down oxygen masks.
- On 20 August 2011, an Onur Air pilot forgot to contact Munich Air Traffic Control and engaged the quick reaction air defence of both Germany and Austria to send four Eurofighter Typhoons to intercept the company's A321.
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- Onur Air timetable Retrieved 2 October 2013
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