Royal Flight (airline)

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Royal Flight
Royal Flight logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1992 (as Abakan-Avia)
2014 (as Royal Flight)
Secondary hubsMoscow-Sheremetyevo
Fleet size10
HeadquartersAbakan, Russia

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.[1][2][3] Its main bases are Abakan Airport (ABA) and El Obeid Airport, Sudan.[4]


Royal Flight's (Abakan-Avia) Old Logo
Ilyushin IL-76T of Abakan Avia. This and other aircraft of that type are planned to be phased out.

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).[4] 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.[5]


Royal Flight Boeing 757-200 taking off from Domodedovo International Airport (September 2014)

The Royal Flight fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[6]

Royal Flight fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 1 189 189
Boeing 757-200 6 224
Boeing 767-300ER 3 12 297 309
Total 10


As of November 2012 the Abakan Avia fleet included:[7]

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. ^ "Наши направления / Royal Flight". Royal Flight airlines. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Совсем скоро, друзья, мы откроем новые направления!". Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Russia launches charter flights to Cam Ranh". Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 44.
  5. ^ "О компании / Royal Flight". Royal Flight airlines. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2017): 30. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ Endres 2010, p. 6


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