Royal Flight (airline)
|Founded||1992 (as Abakan-Avia)|
2014 (as Royal Flight)
Joint stock company Royal Flight airlines (Russian: АО «Авиакомпания «Роял Флайт»), formerly Abakan-Avia (Russian: ЗАО «Авиакомпания «Абакан-Авиа»), is a charter airline based in Abakan, Russia. It operates charter services between Russian cities and holiday destinations in Sri Lanka, Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, India, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Macau, Taiwan, Maldives, and Vietnam. Its main bases are Abakan Airport (ABA) and El Obeid Airport, Sudan.
The airline was established in 1992 as Abakan-Avia 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.
The Royal Flight fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2017):
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|
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