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Yak-Service Yakovlev Yak-42, Moscow, 2005
Commenced operations 25 November 1993
Ceased operations 21 September 2011

Yak-Service (Russian: ЗАО «Авиационная компания «Як-Сервис») was an airline based in Moscow, Russia. It operated executive passenger charters. It was established on 12 February 1993 and started operations on 25 November 1993. The airline was banned from operating within the EU from 24 July 2009[citation needed] to November 2009.[1]

On 21 September 2011, the airline had its licence revoked by Rosaviatsiya in the wake of the crash in Yaroslavl.[2]

Code data[edit]

  • ICAO Code: AKY
  • Callsign: Yak Service


The Yak-Service fleet consists of the following aircraft (at January 2005):

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 7 September 2011 at 16:05 MSK, RA-42434 Yak-42D, chartered to carry the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL hockey team, crashed at the Volga River bank 2 kilometres from Tunoshna Airport, Yaroslavl, Russia, and was destroyed, killing the entire team and 3 crew members, one crew member aboard survived.[3][4] Among the deceased in this crash were former National Hockey League (NHL) players Pavol Demitra, Ruslan Salei, and Kārlis Skrastiņš.



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