As Abakan Avia
renamed to Royal Flight Airlines
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JSC "Abakan-Avia" (Russian: ЗАО «Авиакомпания «Абакан-Авиа») was an national airline of Khakassia based in Abakan, Russia. It operated cargo trunk services within Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as relief flights for the United Nations. Its main bases were Abakan Airport (ABA) and El Obeid Airport, Sudan.
The airline was established in 1992 and started operations in 1993. It was established from a former Aeroflot unit, and started domestic cargo flights in 1993 and international flights in 1994. Sobol acquired a 70% share in 1999. It had 76 employees (at March 2007). In 2002 a proposed merger with RusAir failed. In July 2014 it was purchased by Russian tour operator Coral Travel and renamed to Royal Flight Airlines on 11 July 2014.
As of November 2012 the Abakan Avia fleet included:
|Aircraft Type||In fleet||Orders||Seat Number||Notes|
|Boeing 737-800||0||2||TBA||To be delivered in may|
|Ilyushin Il-76T||3||0||TBA||To be phased out|
|Ilyushin Il-76TD||2||0||TBA||To be phased out|
|Mil Mi-26T||3||0||?||To be phased out|
|Mil Mi-8T/MTV||7||0||?||To be phased out|
|Eurocopter AS-350B3||1||0||?||To be phased out|
- Günter Endres, ed. (2010). Flight International World Airlines 2010. Sutton, Surrey, England: Reed Business Information. ISBN 978-1-898779-39-1.
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