The Azur Air Ukraine airline has added a new Boeing 737-900ER, which is the largest airliner of the 737 series, to its fleet of aircraft. The aircraft, which has the registration number UR-AZB, has already started performing flights, the CFTS reports.
The airliner arrived in Ukraine on December 21 and performed its first flight (from the Boryspil airport to Hurghada) on December 22. According to Flightradar24, the flight departed at 06:04.
Previously, only Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) had aircraft of this type in Ukraine.
The Azur Air Ukraine charter airline was established on the basis of UTair Ukraine, which performed charter flights for the tour operator Anex Tour but stopped performing regular flights in 2014. Anex Tour considered the possibility of creating a new air carrier in Ukraine in November 2014. Azur Air Ukraine LLC was created for this purpose.
Azur Air Ukraine had a fleet of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft before the addition of the Boeing 737-900ER.
As the CFTS reported in the summer, Azur Air Ukraine was unable to ensure timely departure of flights to Antalya (Turkey) on June 28, as a result of which indignant passengers temporarily blocked border control points at the Boryspil international airport. The situation was caused by technical problems involving the air carrier.