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Founded 1995
Fleet size 17
Destinations 5
Headquarters Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Website http://www.katekavia.ru/

Katekavia (Russian: Катэкавиа) is a regional airline in Russia. Initially it was based out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport, the domestic airport serving Krasnoyarsk, and its destinations were all within the Krasnoyarsk Krai.[2] In April 2014 the airline commenced scheduled flights between larger Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport and further cities in Siberia: Surgut and Tomsk.

Katekavia Antonov An-24RV


The airline started operations in 1995 and operates regional flights out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport and Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport.[3][4] The airline also operates charter services to Siberia and Yakutia.

It carried around 122,000 passengers in 2009,[5] and in 2010 started to acquire larger aircraft, mainly the Tupolev Tu-134. As of 3 April 2014, it has three Tupolev Tu-134s.[4]

The airline received international media and social media attention in 2014, when a video emerged of passengers on a scheduled flight from Igarka to Krasnoyarsk disembarking pre-departure to push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees celsius after its chassis froze.[6]


As of April, 2014, Katekavia flies from its bases in Krasnoyarsk to:[2]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Katekavia has codeshare agreements with the following airlines (as of July 2014):


As of April, 2014, the Katekavia fleet with an average age of 39.6 years consisted of the following:[4][7]

Katekavia fleet
Aircraft Seats Total
Antonov An-24RV 48 12
Antonov An-26 ? 2
Tupolov Tu-134A 76 3


Main article: Katekavia Flight 9357
  • On 3 August 2010, a Katekavia Antonov An-24 crashed on approach to Igarka Airport, killing twelve people. The crash was caused by pilot error. As a result of the crash, the Russian government started to investigate how Katekavia operated their flights.[8]


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