Royal Flight (airline)

Joint stock company Royal Flight airlines (Russian: АО «Авиакомпания «Роял Флайт»), formerly Abakan-Avia (Russian: ЗАО «Авиакомпания «Абакан-Авиа»), is a charter airline based in Abakan, Republic of Khakassia, Russia. It operates charter services between Russian cities and holiday destinations in Sri Lanka, Greece, Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, mainland China, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Zanzibar.[2][3][4] Its main base is Abakan Airport (ABA).[5]

Royal Flight
Royal Flight logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
RL ABG ROYAL FLIGHT[1]
Founded1992 (as Abakan-Avia)
2014 (as Royal Flight)
Secondary hubsMoscow-Sheremetyevo
Fleet size15
HeadquartersAbakan, Khakassia, Russia
Websiteroyalflight.ru

HistoryEdit

 
Royal Flight's (Abakan-Avia) old logo
 
Ilyushin IL-76T of Abakan Avia. This and other aircraft of that type are planned to be phased out.

The airline was established in 1992 as Abakan-Avia and started operations in 1993. It was established from a former Aeroflot unit, and started domestic cargo flights in 1993 and international flights in 1994. Sobol acquired a 70% share in 1999. It had 76 employees (at March 2007).[5] In 2002 a proposed merger with RusAir failed. In July 2014 it was purchased by Russian tour operator Coral Travel and renamed Royal Flight Airlines on 11 July 2014.[6]

DestinationsEdit

As of July 2019, Royal Flight operates to the following destinations:[7][8]

Country/region City Airport Notes Ref.
Bulgaria Burgas Burgas Airport Seasonal charter
Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Seasonal charter
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport Cargo
China Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport Seasonal charter
Guiyang Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Seasonal charter
Hefei Hefei Xinqiao International Airport Seasonal charter
Nanning Nanning Wuxu International Airport Seasonal charter
Ningbo Ningbo Lishe International Airport Seasonal charter
Macau Macau International Airport Seasonal charter
Cuba Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport Seasonal charter
Holguín Frank País Airport Seasonal charter
Cyprus Larnaca Larnaca International Airport Seasonal charter
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport Seasonal charter
Greece Corfu Corfu International Airport Seasonal charter
Kos Kos International Airport Seasonal charter
Rhodes Rhodes International Airport Seasonal charter
India Goa Dabolim Airport Seasonal charter
Italy Bari Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Seasonal charter
Catania Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Seasonal charter
Naples Naples International Airport Seasonal charter
Mexico Cancún Cancun International Airport Seasonal charter
Montenegro Tivat Tivat Airport Seasonal charter
Morocco Agadir Agadir–Al Massira Airport Seasonal charter
Russia Abakan Abakan International Airport Seasonal charter
Arkhangelsk Talagi Airport Seasonal charter
Barnaul Barnaul Airport Seasonal charter
Belgorod Belgorod International Airport Seasonal charter
Bryansk Bryansk International Airport Seasonal charter
Irkutsk Irkutsk International Airport Seasonal charter
Kaliningrad Khrabrovo Airport Seasonal charter
Kaluga Kaluga (Grabtsevo) Airport Seasonal charter
Kazan Kazan International Airport Seasonal charter
Kemerovo Kemerovo International Airport Seasonal charter
Khanty-Mansiysk Khanty-Mansiysk Airport Seasonal charter
Krasnodar Krasnodar International Airport Seasonal charter
Mineralnye Vody Mineralnye Vody Airport Seasonal charter
Moscow Moscow Domodedovo Airport Base
Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Base
Nizhnevartovsk Nizhnevartovsk Airport Seasonal charter
Nizhny Novgorod Strigino International Airport Seasonal charter
Novokuznetsk Spichenkovo Airport Seasonal charter
Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport Seasonal charter
Omsk Omsk Tsentralny Airport Seasonal charter
Orenburg Orenburg Tsentralny Airport Seasonal charter
Perm Perm International Airport Seasonal charter
Rostov-on-Don Platov International Airport Seasonal charter
Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Base
Samara Kurumoch International Airport Seasonal charter
Saratov Saratov Gagarin Airport Seasonal charter [9]
Sochi Sochi International Airport Seasonal charter
Surgut Surgut International Airport Seasonal charter
Tomsk Bogashevo Airport Seasonal charter
Tyumen Roshchino International Airport Seasonal charter
Ufa Ufa International Airport Seasonal charter
Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport Seasonal charter
Vladivostok Vladivostok International Airport Seasonal charter
Volgograd Volgograd International Airport Seasonal charter
Yekaterinburg Koltsovo International Airport Base
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport Seasonal charter
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca Airport Seasonal charter
Reus Reus Airport Seasonal charter
Sri Lanka Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport Seasonal charter
Thailand Krabi Krabi International Airport Seasonal charter
Pattaya U-Tapao International Airport Seasonal charter
Phuket Phuket International Airport Seasonal charter
Tunisia Djerba Djerba–Zarzis International Airport Seasonal charter
Enfidha Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport Seasonal charter
Turkey Alanya Gazipaşa Airport Seasonal charter
Antalya Antalya Airport Seasonal charter
Bodrum Milas–Bodrum Airport Seasonal charter
Dalaman Dalaman Airport Seasonal charter
Vietnam Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport Seasonal charter
Phu Quoc Phu Quoc International Airport Seasonal charter
United Arab Emirates Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport Seasonal charter [9]

FleetEdit

 
Royal Flight Boeing 757-200 taking off from Domodedovo International Airport (September 2014)
 
Royal Flight Boeing 777-300ER

Current fleetEdit

As of April 2020, the Royal Flight fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Royal Flight fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 3 189 189
Boeing 757-200 6 235 235
Boeing 767-300ER 3 330 330
325 325
Boeing 777-300ER 3 14 478 492
Total 14 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/7340.2H_Bsc_w_Chgs_1-3_dtd_2-28-19.pdf
  2. ^ Наши направления / Royal Flight. Royal Flight airlines. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Совсем скоро, друзья, мы откроем новые направления!". vk.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Russia launches charter flights to Cam Ranh". Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 44.
  6. ^ "О компании / Royal Flight". Royal Flight airlines. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Royal flight". svo.aero. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Flight Search". pegasys.pegast.ru. 17 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b В новый аэропорт «Гагарин» придут «Уральские авиалинии». Kommersant (in Russian). 23 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Royal Flight Fleet". royalflight.ru.

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