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 20
Destinations 40[1]
Headquarters Yakutsk, Russia
Key people Olga N. Fedorova (General Director)
Website www.yakutia.aero

Yakutia Airlines (Russian: Авиакомпания «Якутия»Aviakompanija «Jakutija» "Air Company "Yakutia"") is an airline based in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia.[2] It operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as destinations in Europe and Asia from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. The airline is founded in 2002, and is owned by government of The Republic of Sakha.[1]

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 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 form Yakutia Airlines. [3]

Destinations[edit]

Dash 8 Q400 of Yakutia in a special new livery

As of March 2015, Yakutia Airlines operates more than 55 flights.[4][5]

Fleet[edit]

Sukhoi Superjet 100/95
Inside Yakutia's Antonov An140-100.

The Yakutia Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of February 2017):[6]

Yakutia Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 4 8 162 170
Boeing 757-200PCF 1
Cargo
Antonov An-24 6 48 48
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 3 50 50
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 3 72 72
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 3 8 85 93
Total 20

Retired Fleet[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 4 February 2010, Flight 425, operated by an 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.[7] No one was hurt or killed in the crash and the aircraft was subsequently repaired and placed back into service.

Awards[edit]

In 2011, nominated for the prestigious “Wings of Russia” prize in the category “Russian Regional Airline of the Year.” [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c About Yakutia Airlines AirRussia.us, 2015
  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. ^ https://airrussia.us/about/partners/yakutia-airlines/
  4. ^ (Russian) Polet-Sirena
  5. ^ (Russian) Sirena-Yakutia
  6. ^ fleet
  7. ^ 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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