VIM Airlines

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VIM Airlines
Vim air logo.gif
IATA
NN
ICAO
MOV
Callsign
MOV AIR
Founded 2000
Hubs Domodedovo Airport
Subsidiaries Aerobratsk
Fleet size 12
Destinations 15
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Alexander Kochnev (General Director), Rashid Maviyaievich Mursekaev (President), Svetlana Anatolievna Mursekaeva (Owner)
Website www.vim-avia.com

VIM Avia, commonly known as VIM Airlines, is an airline based in Moscow, Russia,[1] operating international scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo flights out of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, as well as offering aircraft wet lease.

History[edit]

VIM Airlines was established by Viktor Ivanovich Merkulov and started operations in 2000. At the end of 2004, the company acquired Chitaavia and Aerobratsk, followed by Russian Sky Airlines in 2005. Also in 2004, it shook up the market when its new shareholders bought 12 Boeing 757-200 aircraft, targeting the charter market (the first Russian airline using this aircraft type).[2]

Destinations[edit]

VIM Airlines served the following scheduled destinations (as of June 2014).[3] Most of them are served directly from Moscow Domodedovo Airport, except marked:

Central Asia[edit]

 Kyrgyzstan
 Tajikistan
 Uzbekistan

Western Asia[edit]

 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Israel
 United Arab Emirates

Europe[edit]

 Greece
 Italy
 Montenegro
 Russia
 Spain
  Switzerland
 Ukraine
 France

Fleet[edit]

A VIM Airlines Boeing 757-200 landing at Salzburg Airport (2007).

Active Fleet[edit]

As of June 2014, VIM Airlines operates a fleet of Airbus A319 and Boeing 757-200 aircraft with an average fleet age of 17.7 Years.[8][9][10]

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Plan Options Seats Notes
B P E Total
Airbus A319-100 3 1 0 0 150 150 On lease from Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS)[11]
Boeing 757-200 9 0 220 220 220 [12] Flexible seat configuration
2 aircraft stored
Bombardier CS300 Series 5[13] 10
TBA
To be leased from Ilyushin Finance Co.
Tupolev Tu-204SM 5[13] 5
TBA
To be leased from Ilyushin Finance Co.
Total 12 10 1 15

VIM Airlines has also planned to lease some Boeing 717-200 aircraft,[14] but has dropped its plans.[15]

Retired Fleet[edit]

Source: planespotters.net[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Авиакомпания «ВИМ-АВИА»." (Map). VIM Airlines. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "Центральный офис «ВИМ-АВИА» 109052, г. Москва, ул. Новохохловская, д.23 стр.1"
  2. ^ Air Transport World November 2006
  3. ^ VIM Airlines schedule page
  4. ^ aviation.am - Flight schedule from Yerevan Zvartnots Airport
  5. ^ Алиева, Айнур (9 September 2013). "Авиарейс Санкт-Петербург-Гябяля откроется на будущей неделе". Azeri-Press Agency (APA) LLC. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  6. ^ ""ВИМ-Авиа" будет летать из Москвы в Анадырь". Информационное агентство " ТурМаяк ". 26 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b L, J (17 March 2014). "VIM Airlines Adds Moscow – Blagoveschensk / Komsomolsk Na Amure Service in S14". Airline Route. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  8. ^ VIM-Avia fleet page
  9. ^ VIM-Avia seatmap
  10. ^ VIM Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net
  11. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/27143-russias-vim-airlines-adds-first-airbus-metal-to-fleet
  12. ^ VIM Airlines official seating chart
  13. ^ a b "Russia's VIM to lease five CS300s, five Tu-204SM from the IFC". ch-aviation. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Aviaport digest - on VIM-Avia B717-200 future order
  15. ^ Aviaport interview with VIM Airlines CEO
  16. ^ VIM Airlines at planespotters.net

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