CJSC "Air Company ALROSA" (Russian: ЗАО «Авиакомпания АЛРОСА», ZAO «Aviakompanija ALROSA»; Yakut: Алроса авиахампанньа, Alrosa aviaxampannya), formerly Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise (Alrosa Air Company Limited) is an airline from Mirny, Russia. Its bases are at Mirny Airport and Polyarny Airport, with a focus city at Lensk Airport. The airline operates scheduled and chartered domestic flights.
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise was founded by the Russian mining company ALROSA (Almazy Rossii Sakha). A sister company Alrosa Avia, which was established in 1992 and operated passenger charter services in Russia and the CIS out of Moscow Vnukovo Airport. The company's fight certificate was annulled on 21 November 2008. On September 29, 2018, RA-85684, the aircraft involved in Alrosa Flight 514 completed its last flight from Mirny to Novosibirsk. The aircraft will be installed as a monument in the Tolmachevo Museum of Aviation.
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise serves the following destinations within Russia (as of December 2015):
- Irkutsk – Irkutsk Airport
- Krasnodar – Krasnodar International Airport
- Krasnoyarsk – Yemelyanovo Airport
- Lensk – Lensk Airport focus city
- Mirny – Mirny Airport base
- Moscow Domodedovo Airport
- Novosibirsk – Tolmachevo Airport
- Pulkovo International Airport
- Tomsk - Bogashevo Airport
- Udachny – Polyarny Airport base
- Yakutsk – Yakutsk Airport
- Yekaterinburg – Koltsovo Airport
The ALROSA fleet includes the following aircraft as of February 2018:
|Boeing 737-700||2||1||—||136||136||To replace Tu-154.|
|Irkut MC-21-300||—||3||Deliveries begin in 2023|
|Tupolev Tu-154||1||—||—||150||150||RA-85757 still in operation. |
To be replaced by 737-700.
Accidents and incidents
On 7 September 2010, Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Flight 514, operated by Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684 suffered a complete in-flight electrical failure. A successful emergency landing was made at the closed Izhma Airport but the aircraft overran the overgrown runway and was substantially damaged. All 81 people on board escaped uninjured. The aircraft was on a domestic scheduled passenger flight from Polyarny Airport, Udachny to Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow.
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