Saratov Airlines

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Saratov Airlines
Saratov Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
6W SOV SARATOV AIR
Founded 1931
Hubs
Fleet size 11
Destinations 28
Headquarters Saratov, Russia
Key people Alexei Vakhromeev, Director
Website saratovairlines.ru

Saratov Airlines (Saratov Airlines Joint Stock Company, Russian: Саратовские авиалинии, Saratovskije avialinii) is a Russian airline headquartered in Saratov and based at Saratov Tsentralny Airport.

History[edit]

Saratov Airlines was founded in 1931. It was called "Saratov United Air Squad" and was a part of Aeroflot. The airline has received a prestigious award, "Krylia Rossii" (Russian Wings), three times. Until 2013 it operated as Saravia (Russian: Саравиа).

In December 2013, Saratov Airlines, became the first Russian operator of Embraer E-Jets, with the arrival of two Embraer 195 114-seat aircraft.

On 14 October 2015, the Russian aviation authorities sanctioned Saratov Airlines after a violation of security rules. The airline was therefore no longer allowed to operate flights to destinations outside of Russia from 26 October 2015.[1] However, by May 2016 the airline had resumed international charter services.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Former Saravia Yakovlev Yak-42D
Saratov Airlines Embraer 195
Saratov Airlines Antonov An-148

As of October 2016, Saratov Airlines operates the following domestic scheduled and international charter passenger flights:[2]

 Russia

Fleet[edit]

Saratov Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft as of December 2016:[5]

Saratov Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Yakovlev Yak-42 5 16 84 100 Seven in storage
120 120
Antonov An-148 4 83 83 Subleased from Rossiya Airlines.[6] One in storage
Embraer 195 2 2[7] 10 104 114
Total 11 2

Fleet Development[edit]

In July 2017, it was announced that the airline had signed a letter of intent to lease 6 Irkut MC-21-300s at the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. The airline has yet to decide which engines will be chosen for the aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2022-2025.[8]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Saravia at Wikimedia Commons