Azur Air, russian charter airline with HQ in Moscow will launch seasonal charter service between Moscow and Zagreb.
Azur Air got landing permit from russian civil aviation authority back in 2019., but due to global pandemic flight did not materialize. After Nordwind which launched flights to Zagreb in cooperation with Pegasus, and after national carrier, Aeroflot, resumed flights between Moscow and Zagreb, Azur Air will be third airline operating between two cities.
Inaugural flight is scheduled in less than 3 weeks, to be more precise, on May 28th. The route will operate once per week, every Friday, until end of summer season - October 29th.
Azur Air is planning to use widebody aircraft on this route, B767-300ER, which can carry up to 336 passengers (full economy configuration). Besides B767, this airline has in its fleet B777-300ER, B757-200, B737-900ER and B737-800 aircraft.
Due to large capacity of B767, Azur Air will offer more than 15.500 seats in period from May until October this year.
Until today, Zagreb Airport did not have wide-body aircraft scheduled to operate to Croatian capital in this summer season. In the summer of 2019, Zagreb had almost daily operations of wide-body aircraft of many well-known airlines (Air Transat, Air Canada Rouge, Emirates and Korean Air), but due to global pandemic all routes are suspended at the moment.
Azur Air has its base at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, from where B767-300ER aircraft will take off bound for Zagreb. The first flight was originally scheduled for May 15th, but two first rotations were canceled.