|Ceased operations||2016 (merged with Rossiya)|
|Hubs||Orenburg Tsentralny Airport|
|Key people||Victor Zyukin (Acting General Director)|
Orenburg Airlines or JSC Orenair (Russian: Оренбургские авиалинии) was a Russian airline with its head office on the property of Orenburg Tsentralny Airport in Orenburg. It operated domestic passenger services and inclusive tour charters, as well as aerial work and special flights. Its main base was Orenburg Tsentralny Airport and it had hubs at Domodedovo and Simferopol International Airport.
The airline was formed from the Aeroflot Orenburg Division, which was established in 1932. In 1992 it began to operate under the name Orenair. It was the first Russian domestic airline to introduce the hub system of connecting flights in Orenburg, providing a full service for transfer passengers, and was the first Russian domestic airline to introduce through air fares.
In 2010, Orenair was acquired by Aeroflot and was likely to engage in fleet modernization as a result of the merger. Orenair recently acquired Air Austral's B777-200ER F-ORUN, which Air Austral had been trying to sell for a year.
In April 2016 Aeroflot planned to merge Orenair and Donavia into Rossiya to form one larger airline based in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow and Rostov-On-Don. The former Orenair fleet will carry the Rossiya livery. On 26 May 2016 the airline's AOC was revoked after integration into Rossiya.
Fleet at time of merger
In April 2016 the entire Orenair fleet was assigned to Rossiya. The remaining Orenair fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of December 2016 the remaining 777 is at Phoenix Goodyear):
|Boeing 777-200ER||1||—||14||34||316||364||Stored at PUJ, to be transferred to Rossiya|
As of August 2006 the airline also operated:
- 1 Yakovlev Yak-40
- 8 Tupolev Tu-134
- 4 Tupolev Tu-154B
- 1 Tupolev Tu-154M
- 4 Tupolev Tu-204-100
- 2 Boeing 737-500
- On 10 February 2016 Orenair Flight 2554 departing from Punta Cana International Airport to Domodedovo International Airport experienced an engine failure, which caused fire and smoke in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Punta Cana, without fatalities or injuries.
- "The Airline Codes Website". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- With the official name of Federal State Unitary Enterprise – Russian: Федеральное государственное унитарное предприятие „Оренбургские авиалинии”.
- The B.737s bear the title “Orenair”, while the Tu-134s and Tu-154s carry either “Orenburg Airlines” or “Orenair”, as seen in the pictures on Airliners website and other sources.
- "Contacts" Archived November 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Orenair. Retrieved on 16 November 2012. JSC "ORENAIR" Airport, Orenburg district, Orenburg region, 460049, Russian Federation. "460049, Оренбургская область, Оренбургский район, Аэропорт"
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 59.
- "Actualités". 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- Orenair official page Archived January 1, 2015, at the Wayback Machined Jan. 01, 2015[dead link]
- "Orenair - ch-aviation.com". ch-aviation. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
- "Orenair Fleet - Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 12 October 2015.
- "Orenair (Orenburg Airlines) Fleet Details and History". Archived from the original on 25 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
- Flight International, 3–9 October 2006.
- "Russia's Orenair retires its last two 737-500s". ch-aviation. ch-aviation. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
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