Atlant-Soyuz Airlines

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Not to be confused with Moskovia Airlines or Moscow Airways.
Atlant-Soyuz Airlines
Atlant-Soyuz Airlines logo.png
IATA
7B
ICAO
AYZ
MOA
Callsign
ATLANT-SOYUZ
MOSCOW AIRLINES
Founded 1993
Ceased operations 2011
Hubs Vnukovo International Airport
Fleet size 15 (upon closure)
Destinations 12 (upon closure)
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Valery Evgenevich Menitsky (Chairman of the Board)
Vladimir Vasilievich Davidov (General Director)
[citation needed]
Website www.flymoscow.ru (defunct)

Atlant-Soyuz Airlines (Russian: Авиакомпания Атлант-Союз), known as Moscow Airlines (Russian: Авиакомпания Москва) during 2010-2011, was an airline based in Moscow, Russia, that operated domestic and international passenger flights out of Vnukovo International Airport from 1993 to 2011.

History[edit]

An Atlant-Soyuz Ilyushin Il-86 at Sochi International Airport in 2010.

OJSC Atlant-Soyuz Airlines was founded and started operations in June 1993, offering passenger and cargo flights using Soviet-build aircraft. The first Boeing airplane was added to the fleet in 2006.[1] In 2007, the company was owned by private investors (75 percent) and the City of Moscow (25 percent) and had 726 employees.[2] Initial plans for a joint-venture with US-based cargo airline Evergreen International Airlines where brought forth in 2007, but never materialized.[3]

The short-lived Moscow Airlines logo.

On 17 September 2010, the airline was rebranded as Moscow Airlines. Following this step, all Ilyushin Il-76 cargo aircraft were removed from the fleet, marking the end of dedicated cargo flights.[4] On 17 January 2011, Moscow Airlines discontinued all flight activities, and the company went into liquidation.[5]

Destinations[edit]

In December 2010, Moscow Airlines served the following scheduled destinations:[6]

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2010, Moscow Airlines operated a fleet of 8 Boeing 737 aircraft with an average age of 12.8 years for scheduled passenger flights.[1] Additionally, it owned several older Tupolev and Ilyushin aircraft, which mostly served on charter routes.

Moscow Airlines fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
C Y+ Y Total
Boeing 737-300 2[1] 8 0 120 128
Boeing 737-800 6[1] 2 ?
0
0
0
?
189
162
189
Ilyushin Il-86 5[4] 0 0 350 350
Tupolev Tu-154M 2[4] 8
0
0
0
150
176
158
176

Aircraft gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Atlant-Soyuz Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 79. 
  3. ^ "Joint venture". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 13. 
  4. ^ a b c Moscow Airlines entry at the Aero Transport Database
  5. ^ Last Flight at 17.1.2011 (http://www.travel.ru)
  6. ^ "Moscow Airlines timetable". Archived from the original on December 15, 2010.