Aviaprad

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Aviaprad
Авиапрад
Aviaprad logo.png
IATA
WR
ICAO
VID
Callsign
AVIAPRAD
Founded 1996
Ceased operations February 5, 2008 [1]
Hubs Koltsovo International Airport
Fleet size 10
Destinations 27
Headquarters Yekaterinburg, Russia

CJSC, Aviaprad (Russian: ЗАО «Авиапрад») was an airline based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It operated domestic and international cargo charters from Yekaterinburg to destinations within the CIS, Western Europe, China and the United Arab Emirates. Its main base was Koltsovo International Airport, Yekaterinburg.[2]

History[edit]

Aviaprad Boeing 737-500 in 2006.

The airline was established in 1996 . It is wholly owned by Ural Civil Aviation Works.[2] On November 9, 2006 services started between Yekaterinburg and Moscow using a newly acquired Boeing 757-200 wet leased from VIM Airlines. More aircraft later joined the fleet and more destination were added.

But in February 2008 all bookings were suddenly suspended with the flights transferred to other airlines. Despite still being an officially registered company, all operations were ceased. The employees were laid off and the aircraft returned to the lessors or offered for sale.

Destinations[edit]

[citation needed]

By the end of 2007 the company served the following destinations:

Fleet[edit]

Aviaprad Tupolev Tu-154M

The Aviaprad fleet consisted of the following aircraft (in June 2007):[citation needed]

In mid-2007 Aviaprad introduced two former Kuban Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft (RA-85795 and RA-85123) to its fleet to operate charter services to Europe.[3]

Previously operated[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press release of Ural Airlines and Aviaprad (Russian)
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 82. 
  3. ^ "Aviaprad fleet additions". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 12. 

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