Onur Air is an airline based in Turkey that was founded in 1992. It has its base in Istanbul and has a fleet of 27 aircraft used mainly for charter flights throughout the region. It also operates low fare domestic services. Its hub is at Ataturk International Airport. Its IATA code is 8Q, its ICAO code is OHY and its call sign Onur Air. It has been through a very rough period due to a number of accidents and incidents and was banned from flying to a number of destinations. It carries over 1.5 million passengers every year.

Where Do They Fly?

Onur Air operates charter flights throughout Europe and also operates a lot of domestic flights within Turkey. It flies to 40 destinations and flies to a number of destinations in the United Kingdom. It flies to 12 airports within Turkey. Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK are among its routes for its charter flights.


Onur Air has separate counters for passengers checking in without any luggage. They do not have any facility for web check in. Check in at the airport has to be done two hours in advance of the flight departure time, and the staff is very particular to check that the name on the ticket is the same as that on your passport or other travel document. Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, and an early check in is recommended if you are particular about your seat in the aircraft. It is necessary to carry a photo ID while checking in.


Check in baggage is limited to 44 lbs for all flights, and any baggage weighing more than 70 lbs is not permitted on the aircraft. Carry on baggage is limited to 11 lbs. Infants are not permitted any baggage allowance. Excess baggage is only taken on Onur Air flights if the space is available. Sports goods are allowed on Onur Air subject to a charge of 20 YTL. Baggage above the permissible limits is charged on a per kg basis subject to the destination of the flight. It is about 3 YTL per kg.


Infants are charged a flat rate of 50 Pounds and are not entitled to any baggage or separate seat. They have to travel on the lap of the accompanying adult and must be strapped in during take off and landing with harnesses provided by Onur Air.


Unaccompanied minors between the ages of seven and 13 are permitted on Onur Air. All necessary documentation and authorizations have to be given at the time of departure, and the adult accompanying the child has to remain at the airport until the flight takes off. Full details of the person receiving the child have to be given and a photo identity has to be furnished before the child can be released to the person. The child has to carry all the necessary travels documents with him during the travel.


Onur Air does not permit pets on its flights. However, they do allow visually handicapped passengers to travel with their seeing eye dog, provided he is properly restrained.

Frequent Flyer Program

Onur Air has no frequent flyer program.

In-Flight Services

Flight catering is available but has to be paid for. The low cost airline tag is belied by the stiff charges that are made for all in flight catering. Movies are shown aboard flights and earphones for the music and movies have to be paid for. No smoking is permitted on board Onur Air flights. You can ask for vegetarian meals aboard the aircraft if you have arranged for this requirement in advance at the time of booking. You are not permitted to drink alcohol on Onur Air if you are carrying this on board.

Airline Magazines

Flight magazines on Onur Air are in Turkish.

Airline Alliances

Onur Air has no alliances with any other airline.

Contact Information

Onur Air has a website at ONUR AIR
The website is in Turkish and is therefore not of much use to most travelers. Clicking on the British flag in the upper right corner will take you to a site where you can use English to book your tickets.

You can also contact the airline directly at 011 (+90) 212 663 23 00. Onur Air has no frequent flyer program. Cancellations are permitted up to 24 hours before the flight time and no charges are made on the service fees.

Their call center can be contacted at 444 66 87. Seat prices can vary from season to season and on how much in advance a flight is booked. Quotations given during inquiries are valid for 36 hours.

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