SAT Airlines

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SAT Airlines
SAT (Airlines) logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1992
Ceased operations 2013 (merged into Aurora (airline)
Hubs Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport
Focus cities Khabarovsk Novy Airport
Frequent-flyer program Skyteam
Fleet size 18
Destinations 15
Parent company Aeroflot
Headquarters Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Key people

OJSC "SAT Airlines — Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy" (Russian: Сахалинские Авиатрассы), commonly known as SAT Airlines, was an airline based in Sakhalin, Russia. It provided scheduled regional air services in Russia's Far East and to destinations in China, South Korea and Japan. Other services included charter flights, search and rescue operations, firefighting and aerial patrols. Its main base was Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport.

The airline was amalgamated with Vladivostok Air to form new carrier Aurora in October 2013, the new company retained SAT Airlines IATA and ICAO codes.[1]


The Joint Stock Company, Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy — SAT Airlines was established as a result of the reorganisation of the Sakhalin United Detachment. It was established and started operations on 20 April 1992. Its sole owner was the Government of the Russian Federation. It employed 574 staff.


A SAT Airlines Boeing 737-200 landing at New Chitose Airport, Japan. (2006)
A SAT Airlines Boeing 737-500

In October 2013, SAT Airlines operated flights to the following destinations:[2][3]

South Korea


SAT Airlines Antonov An-24 taking off at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport

In October 2013, SAT Airlines' fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[5]

SAT Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers Notes
B E Total
Antonov An-12 2 Cargo
Antonov An-24RV 3 40 40
Boeing 737-200 2 8 101 109
Boeing 737-500 1 8 102 110
Bombardier Dash 8-200 2 37 37
Bombardier Dash 8-300 2 50 50
Total 12

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