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Founded 1992
Commenced operations 1993
Ceased operations 2014 (re-branded as Royal Flight)
Hubs Abakan Airport
Fleet size 21 (April 2015)
Headquarters Abakan, Russia
Ilyushin IL-76T of Abakan Avia. This and other aircraft of that type are planned to be phased out.
Royal Flight's (Abakan-Avia) Old Logo

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.[1]


The Royal flight Airlines (past Abakan-Avia) Boeing 757-200 taking off from Domodedovo International Airport.

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).[1] 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.[2]


As of November 2012 the Abakan Avia fleet included:[3]

Royal Flight Fleet
Aircraft Type In fleet Orders Seat Number Notes
Boeing 737-800 0 2 TBA To be delivered in may
Boeing 757-200 5 0 224-235 Wet-leased
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
Total 21 2


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 44. 
  2. ^ "О компании / Royal Flight". Royal Flight airlines. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Endres 2010, p. 6

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