CJSC "Air Company ALROSA" (Russian: ЗАО «Авиакомпания АЛРОСА», ZAO «Aviakompanija ALROSA»; Yakut: Алроса авиахампанньа, Alrosa aviaxampannya), formerly Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise (Alrosa Air Company Limited) is an airline from Mirny, Russia. Its bases are at Mirny Airport and Polyarny Airport, with a focus city at Lensk Airport. The airline operates scheduled and chartered domestic flights.
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise was founded by the Russian mining company ALROSA (Almazy Rossii Sakha). A sister company Alrosa Avia, which was established in 1992 and operated passenger charter services in Russia and the CIS out of Moscow Vnukovo Airport. The company's flight certificate was annulled on 21 November 2008. On 29 September 2018, RA-85684, the aircraft involved in Alrosa Flight 514 completed its last flight from Mirny to Novosibirsk. The aircraft was installed as a monument at the Tolmachevo Museum of Aviation.
On 29 October 2020, ALROSA airline operated the last civil Tu-154 flight in Russia. The Tu-154, tail number RA-85757, flew from Mirny to Novosibirsk carrying 140 passengers.
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise serves the following destinations within Russia (as of December 2015[update]):
- Irkutsk – Irkutsk Airport
- Krasnodar – Krasnodar International Airport
- Krasnoyarsk – Yemelyanovo Airport
- Lensk – Lensk Airport focus city
- Mirny – Mirny Airport base
- Moscow Domodedovo Airport
- Novosibirsk – Tolmachevo Airport
- Pulkovo International Airport
- Tomsk - Bogashevo Airport
- Udachny – Polyarny Airport base
- Yakutsk – Yakutsk Airport
- Yekaterinburg – Koltsovo Airport
- Russia/Ukraine (disputed territory of Crimea)
As of July 2022, the ALROSA fleet - excluding helicopters - includes the following aircraft:
|Deliveries planned to begin in 2023.|
|Sukhoi Superjet 100||—||2||
|Letter of intent signed in 2018.|
Accidents and IncidentsEdit
- 7 September 2010Alrosa Flight 514, operated by a Tupolev Tu-154M (RA-85684), suffered a complete in-flight electrical failure while on a scheduled domestic flight from Udachny to Moscow. A successful emergency landing was made at the disused Izhma Airport but the aircraft overran the runway and was damaged. All 81 people on board escaped uninjured. The aircraft was later repaired and returned to service.:
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