Yakutia Airlines

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JSC "Aircompany "Yakutia"
ОАО «Авиакомпания „Якутия“»
Yakutia Airlines Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
R3 SYL AIR YAKUTIA
Founded 2002
Hubs Yakutsk Airport
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 12 (+1 orders)
Destinations 40
Headquarters Yakutsk, Russia
Key people Fyodorova Ol'ga Nikolaevna (General Director)[1]
Website www.yakutia.aero

Yakutia Airlines (Russian: Авиакомпания „Якутия“Aviakompaniya “Yakutiya” "Air Company "Yakutia"") is an airline based in Yakutsk, Russia.[2] It operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the CIS, as well as charters to destinations in Europe from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

History[edit]

Yakutia Airlines Tu-154

The airline was founded as Sakha Avia, the former Aeroflot Yakutsk Division and also previously known as Yakutaviatrans. It also operated cargo charters to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East until it filed for bankruptcy in early 1999. It emerged in 2000 and is controlled by the regional government, Neryungri State Air Enterprise. It merged with Yakutavia in 2002 and changed its name to Yakutia Airlines.

Destinations[edit]

Dash 8 Q400 of Yakutia in Yakutsk in a special new livery
Main article: Yakutia destinations

As of March 2015, Yakutia Airlines operates more than 55 flights.[3][4]

Fleet[edit]

Inside Yakutia's Antonov An140-100.

The Yakutia Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of March 2015)

Yakutia Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Seats Notes
Business Economy Total
Boeing 737-700 1 0 8 118 126 operated for Alrosa
Boeing 737-800 3 0 8 162 170
Boeing 757-200PCF 1 0 freighter
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 2 1 50 50
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 3 0 72 72 one operated for Alrosa
Sukhoi Superjet 100 2 3 8 85 93

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 4 February 2010, Flight 425, operated by Antonov An-24 RA-47360 suffered an engine failure on take-off from Yakutsk Airport for Olekminsk Airport. During the subsequent landing, the nose and port main undercarriage were retracted, causing substantial damage to the aircraft.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Russian) Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 27 April 2007, p. 514
  2. ^ "About Us." Yakutia Airlines. Retrieved on 18 July 2010. "JSC "Air Company Yakutia" Address: 9, Bykovsky st., Yakutsk, Russia, 677014." Russian address: "Contact Us." "ОАО «Авиакомпания «Якутия» Адрес: Республика Саха (Якутия), 677014, г. Якутск, ул. Быковского, 9"
  3. ^ (Russian) Polet-Sirena
  4. ^ (Russian) Sirena-Yakutia
  5. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Yakutia AN24 at Yakutsk on Feb 4th 2010, rejected takeoff, presumably early gear retraction". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 

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