RAF-Avia

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RAF-Avia
IATA
-
ICAO
MTL
Callsign
MITAVIA
Founded 1990
Hubs Riga International Airport
Fleet size 8
Headquarters Riga, Latvia
Website http://www.raf-avia.com

RAF-Avia is an airline based in Riga, Latvia.[1] It operates cargo services for TNT, DHL and others, as well as transport for the military and the United Nations and passenger charters. Its main base is Riga International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The Antonov An-26 is the backbone of the RAF-Avia fleet. Here one of the airlines' An-26s is seen landing at Prague Ruzyně Airport (September 2005)

The airline was established in 1990 as the first private airline in Latvia. It started operations in 1991 flying spare parts and supply for the RAF Minibus production plant in Latvia. In 1994 RAF-Avia began to switch to the commercial charter flight business. In 1996 it became a privately owned joint stock company. It is wholly owned by the RAF-Avia Group.[2]

On 29th October 2014 an RAF-Avia An-26 was guided to Stansted Airport by RAF fighter jets after losing communication with air traffic controllers over southern England.[3]

Fleet[edit]

The RAF-Avia fleet consists of the following aircraft (As of January 2013) [1]
RAF-Avia Cargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Antonov An-26 6 YL-RAA/B/C/D/E/J
Saab 340A 2 YL-RAG, YL-RAH

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home. RAF-Avia. Retrieved on 9 September 2010. Zellu street 6, Riga, LV 1002, Latvia."
  2. ^ a b Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  3. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/29/sonic-boom-kent-raf-latvian-plane

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