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ONX-2012-06 - 737-5Q8
ONX-V ISIT CRIMEA-A
Formed in 2007 and started operations in 2012. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
9A Trenoyova Street
Simferopol, 95034 Crimea, Ukraine
Ukraine was established in 1991, it covers an area of 603,700 sq km, its population is 53 million, its capital city is Kiev, and its official language is Ukrainian.
May 2012: Air Onix (ONX) has taken delivery of its first airplane, ex-Estonian Air (ENA) 737-33R (28873, UR-KRA) and has started six times weekly service between Simferpol International Airport (SIP) and Kiev Zhulyany Airport (IEV)
June 2012: 1st 737-5Q8 (26324, UR-KRD), ex-Aerosvit (UKA), (ILFC) leased delivery. Operates first flight Simferopol - Kyiv - Simferopol. Later starts regular flights from Simferopol to Lviv.
Launches mobile version of its website so users can use their mobile and portable devices to contact the website.
July 2012: Starts Simferopol - Kiev (Boryspol International Airport) - Simferopol, 5 times a week. Later it started Simferopol - Moscow - Simferopol.
October 2012: Air Onix (ONX), the Ukrainian airline based at Simferopol (SIP) in southern Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, launched scheduled flights to Turkey on 11 October. (ONX) now flies twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport (SAW) using its 737-300 and 737-500 airplanes. Indirect competition at Istanbul Atatürk comes from Turkish Airlines (THY)’s daily and Aerosvit (UKA)’s twice-weekly flights.
To welcome Air Onix (ONX) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport were Asiyat Khasanova, the airport’s Commercial Aviation Manager; Serhiy Kaduchenko, Air Onix (ONX) Sales & Revenue Director; Ferzan Ünlüsoy, General Manager (APG) Turkey (GSA); and Olga Lomakina, Air Onix (ONX) Revenue Manager.
November 2012: Air Onix (ONX) started a new international flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.
December 2012: Air Onix (ONX) is a Ukrainian airline based in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine.
(IATA) Code: OG. (ICAO) Code: ONX - (Callsign - ONIXAIR)
Main Base: Simferopol International Airport (SIP).
Kiev (Boryspil International Airport & Zhuliany International Airport (IEV));
Lviv (Danylo Halytskyi International Airport).
* Burgas (Burgas Airport) - Charter flights only.
* Tel Aviv (Ben Gurian International Airport.
* Tivat (Tivat Airport) - Charter flights only.
* Katowice (Katowice International Airport) - Charter flights only.
* Warsaw (Frederic Chopin Airport).
* Moscow (Domodedovo International Airport).
* St Petersburg (Pulkovo International Airport).
March 2013: Air Onix (ONX), which began operation in April 2012 with the launch of twice-daily services from Simferopol in the Crimea to Kiev Zhulyany (IEV), commenced its first international route from the Kiev airport on 1 March. Bratislava (BTS), the capital of neighboring Slovakia, is now offered with four-weekly frequencies using 737-500s. Hellenic Imperial Airways (HIM) previously operated the transborder route with twice-weekly flights until September 2007.
May 2013: Several Ukrainian carriers (including Wizz Air Ukraine (WAU), UTair-Ukraine (UTN), and Air Onix (ONX)) have received permission to operate routes in Ukraine and Russia.
September 2013: Air Onix ((IATA) Code: OG, based at Simferopol) (ONX) has taken delivery of its fourth 737 and first 737-4Q8 (26302, UR-KRE), formerly with Romania's Blue Air (Romania) ((IATA) Code: 0B, based at Bucharest Otopeni) (BLD). The 737 joins the Ukrainian operator's other Boeing airplanes, namely a 737-300 and two 737-500s which collectively operate flights throughout Eastern and Western Europe.
October 2013: Air Onix (ONX), has launched daily flights from Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) to Donetsk (DOK) using 737-500s. Direct competition is provided by UTair Ukraine (UTN) which offers up to four daily flights with ATR72s. There is also indirect competition from Ukraine International Airlines (UKR) and Dniproavia (UDN), who both operate twice-daily flights between Kiev Borispol Airport and Donetsk.
January 2014: Ukraine aviation authorities have suspended Air Onix (ONX)’s air operator’s certificate (AOC) due to the company’s financial problems.
Ukraine’s State Aviation Administration will perform an audit this month to examine the airline’s financial situation. After the audit, authorities will decide whether to revoke or renew the carrier’s (AOC). (ONX) said it will restart all flights in the (IATA) summer season of 2014.
The Simferopol-based carrier launched domestic service in 2012 on routes including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Bratislava, Tel Aviv, and Yerevan. (ONX) ceased operations on the Kiev - Donetsk route in the middle of December owing to political unrest in the country.
Air Onix (ONX)’s fleet comprises two Boeing 737-500s, one 737-300 and one 737-400.
June 2014: Crimea’s Simferopol Airport has opened for international flights after Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev signed an order establishing state border crossing points at the airport.
Currently, only Russian airlines operate direct flights to Simferopol from Moscow and several country regions.
Previously, Turkish Airlines (THY) operated passenger flights from Istanbul to Simferopol. At the end of March, (THY) canceled Simferopol flights until June 26 due to political instability. “There is no new decision concerning the recommencement date. The evaluations concerning the recommencement of the mentioned flights will be made according to the new developments,” a (THY) spokesman said.
Pegasus Airlines (PGS) planned to launch Simferopol flights from the same destination earlier this year, but never implemented the plan.
Belavia Belarusian Airlines (BLV), which operated direct flights from Minsk to Simferopol, is not planning to restore flights this year due to low demand. According to an airline representative, next year, Belavia (BLV) will re-evaluate the route based on demand.
In April, Russian authorities announced the airspace over Crimea within the Simferopol flight information region (FIR) is controlled by Russia’s state air traffic management (ATM) corporation. (ICAO) confirmed Ukraine’s exclusive right to provide air navigation services in international airspace over the Black Sea within the Simferopol (FIR). But despite (ICAO)’s statement, the region is controlled by Russia’s air traffic management corporation.