Ak Bars Aero

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Ak Bars Aero
Ак Барс Аэро
Ak Bars Aero eng logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 10 July 1953 (as Bugulminskoe Aviapredpriyatie)
Commenced operations 2010
Ceased operations 12 January 2015
Hubs Bugulma Airport
Secondary hubs Kazan International Airport
Parent company Ak Bars Holdings
Headquarters Bugulma Airport
Bugulma, Russia

OJSC Ak Bars Aero (Russian: ОАО «Ак Барс Аэро»), formerly OJSC Bugulma Air Enterprise (Russian: ОАО «Бугульминское авиапредприятие»), was an airline with its head office at Bugulma Airport in Bugulma, Tatarstan, Russia.[1] It operated regional scheduled and charter passenger services. Its main base was Bugulma Airport.[2]

Due to financial difficulties, the airline filed for bankruptcy and suspended scheduled passenger services from 12 January 2015 and planned to lease its fleet of 15 CRJ-200 aircraft to other airlines.[3][4][5]


The airline was formed in 1993 as Bugulma Air Enterprise from the former Aeroflot division based at Bugulma. The airline was renamed Ak Bars Aero in 2010.[3]


As of February 2014, AK Bars Aero operated to the following destinations:[6]

International destinations[edit]


Domestic destinations[edit]

Astrakhan Oblast Astrakhan Oblast
Bashkortostan Bashkortostan
Belgorod Oblast Belgorod Oblast
Chuvashia Chuvashia
Chelyabinsk Oblast Chelyabinsk Oblast
Krasnodar Krai Krasnodar Krai
Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad Oblast
Kirov Oblast Kirov Oblast
Kursk Oblast Kursk Oblast
Mari El Mari El
Mordovia Mordovia
Moscow Moscow / Moscow Oblast Moscow Oblast
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk Oblast
Penza Oblast Penza Oblast
Perm Krai Perm Krai
Rostov Oblast Rostov Oblast
Samara Oblast Samara Oblast
Saratov Oblast Saratov Oblast
Saint Petersburg St Petersburg / Leningrad Oblast Leningrad Oblast
Stavropol Krai Stavropol Krai
Sverdlovsk Oblast Sverdlovsk Oblast
Tatarstan Tatarstan
Tyumen Oblast Tyumen Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast Ulyanovsk Oblast


The Bugulma Air Enterprise fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2012)

Fixed-wing aircraft fleet[edit]

Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Role Notes
Bombardier CRJ200 16 50 Scheduled/
Bombardier Challenger 600 1 11 VIP charter
Yakovlev Yak-40 10 11-14 VIP charter 3 more stored. Two to be updated with GPWS, others to be retired as non-compliant to current law.

Helicopter fleet[edit]

Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Bell 407 unknown 1[12] 6
Eurocopter EC135 1[12] TBA
Mil Mi-8 unknown 24
Robinson R44 unknown 2[12] 3[13]


  1. ^ "Main Archived 5 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." Ak Bars Aero. Retrieved on 20 November 2013. "Bugulma, Airport" (in field in bottom of page where street address would be) - Address in Russian Archived 27 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.: "г. Казань, Аэропорт"
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 3 April 2007. p. 90. 
  3. ^ a b "AK Bars Aero Suspends Flights". Airliner World: 10. March 2015. 
  4. ^ Информация для пассажиров и партнеров АК БАРС АЭРО (in Russian). Ak Bars Aero. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "New Carrier for Tatarstan". Airliner World: 8. July 2015. 
  6. ^ AK Bars Official timetable Updated 04.02.2014
  7. ^ "Авиакомпания "Ак Барс Аэро" начинает реализацию рейса Казань - Баку". Trend News Agency. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "В аэропорту "Казань" открыли новый авиарейс в Курск". РосБизнесКонсалтинг. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Магасумова, Роза (3 September 2013). "Аэропорт "Нижний Новгород" открывает прямые рейсы на Ростов-на-Дону". БИЗНЕС-ТАСС. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Плохотниченко, Юрий (23 October 2012). ""Ак Барс Аэро" хочет открыть рейс Сочи - Ростов - Нижний Новгород". TRAVEL.RU. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "НОВЫЕ РЕЙСЫ ИЗ САМАРЫ". АвиаПорт.Ru. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c Aviaport digest
  13. ^ AK Bars Aero official website

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