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RusLine (Russian: Авиакомпания «РусЛайн», Aviakompanija «RusLajn») is a regional airline from Russia, which operates mostly domestic regional flights, as well as holiday charters. Its headquarters are located in the Omega Plaza (Омега Плаза) business centre in Moscow, Russia,[2] with the city's Domodedovo International Airport serving as most important base for flight operations.[3]

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IATA ICAO Callsign
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Operating basesMoscow-Vnukovo
Secondary hubs
Fleet size17
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia


The RusLine logo used until 2010, when the branding acquired from Air Volga was adopted

The company was founded in 1999 as Aerotex Airlines and was originally based at Sheremetyevo International Airport.[3] In March 2013, it was renamed to today's RusLine, which coincided with a move to Vnukovo International Airport shortly after.[3]

On 1 April 2010, RusLine acquired the assets and brand name of bankrupt Air Volga. This included six Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft,[4] and Air Volga's base at Volgograd International Airport.[3] Subsequently, the Vnukovo operations were closed and moved to more modern Domodedovo International Airport, and the Air Volga livery was applied to a number of RusLine's aircraft. In certain cases, the Air Volga titles were also kept. Further aircraft bases were set up at Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg and Koltsovo Airport, Yekaterinburg.

Route networkEdit

A RusLine Bombardier CRJ200 at Ust-Kut Airport, featuring the livery and brand name taken over from Air Volga (2011).
A RusLine Airbus A319 at Antalya Airport, painted in the livery acquired from Air Volga

As of February 2013, RusLine operates scheduled flights to the following destinations.[5]

Country City Airport Notes
  Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague [6]
  Germany Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport [6]
  Kazakhstan Aktau Aktau Airport
  Kazakhstan Aktobe Aktobe Airport
  Latvia Riga Riga International Airport [7]
  Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport
  Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport [8]
  Norway Bergen Bergen Airport, Flesland
  Norway Oslo Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
  Russia Belgorod Belgorod International Airport
  Russia Elista Elista Airport
  Russia Gelendzhik Gelendzhik Airport
  Russia Irkutsk Irkutsk International Airport [9]
  Russia Ivanovo Ivanovo Airport
  Russia Izhevsk Izhevsk Airport
  Russia Kaluga Grabtsevo Airport
  Russia Kirov Pobedilovo Airport [10]
  Russia Krasnodar Pashkovsky Airport
  Russia Lipetsk Lipetsk Airport
  Russia Yoshkar-Ola Yoshkar-Ola Airport
  Russia Makhachkala Uytash Airport
  Russia Mineralnye Vody Mineralnye Vody Airport
  Russia Moscow Vnukovo International Airport Hub
  Russia Nadym Nadym Airport
  Russia Nizhnekamsk/Naberezhnye Chelny Begishevo Airport
  Russia Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport
  Russia Penza Penza Airport [11]
  Russia Petrozavodsk Petrozavodsk Airport
  Russia Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Hub
  Russia Samara Kurumoch International Airport
  Russia Saransk Saransk Airport [12]
  Russia Saratov Saratov Gagarin Airport
  Russia Sochi Sochi International Airport
  Russia Ufa Ufa International Airport
  Russia Ulan-Ude Baikal International Airport [13]
  Russia Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk Baratayevka Airport
  Russia Volgograd Gumrak Airport Hub
  Russia Vorkuta Vorkuta Airport
  Russia Voronezh Voronezh International Airport
  Russia Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport Hub


Originally, the airline operated several ageing Soviet-built aircraft. The first Western airliner, a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ100, was introduced with RusLine in February 2008. Over the following years, further planes of that type (all of which had been acquired second-hand) were added.[14] In April 2012, RusLine took delivery of two larger Airbus A319 aircraft formerly owned by easyJet[14] in order to address the growing demand for charter flights. The airline contains 20 CRJ-200 aircraft with 5 on order from UTAir with delivery from 2016.

Current fleetEdit

The RusLine fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[15]

RusLine fleet (August 2019)
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ100ER 10 50
Bombardier CRJ200ER 7 50
Total 17

Historic fleetEdit

Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:

Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A319[14] 2012 2013
Bombardier CRJ200[14] 2008 current
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia[16] 2011 2015
Tupolev Tu-134[3] 1997 2011
Yakovlev Yak-40[3] 1997 2011

Accidents and incidentsEdit

The wreckage of Flight 243.
  • On 20 June 2011, 47 people died in the crash of Flight 243. The aircraft involved, a Tupolev Tu-134 (registered RA-65691) had been leased by RusLine from RusAir and was approaching Petrozavodsk Airport, completing a flight from Moscow-Domodedovo. Due to poor visibility conditions, the pilots were unaware that they descended too rapidly, so that the aircraft struck trees and impacted on a highway. There were five survivors.[17][18]


  1. ^ "Авиакомпания «РусЛайн» начинает базироваться в Улан-Удэ и запускает новый рейс в Иркутск". 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "КОНТАКТЫ." RusLine. Retrieved on 21 June 2011. "КОНТАКТЫ ГОЛОВНОЙ ОФИС Адрес: 115280, г. Москва, ул. Ленинская слобода, д.19, бизнес-центр «Омега Плаза»"
  3. ^ a b c d e f " AeroTransport Data Bank". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "List of the Bombardier CRJ200s operated by Air Volga, at". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "RusLine adds Kaliningrad routes in W17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  7. ^ "RusLine to Open a New Route from Riga to Moscow | Riga International Airport". Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  8. ^ L, J (9 April 2013). "RusLine to Start Moscow – Kaunas / Palanga Service from mid-June 2013". Routesonline / Routes. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Авиакомпания «РусЛайн» начинает базироваться в Улан-Удэ и запускает новый рейс в Иркутск". 27 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Из кировского аэропорта Победилово вылетел первый рейс в Петербург". ИТАР-ТАСС. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Авиарейсы из Пензы в Москву будет выполнять компания "РусЛайн"". Правительство Пензенской области, официальный портал. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (17 May 2019). "RusLine expands Adler/Sochi network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Авиакомпания «РусЛайн» начинает базироваться в Улан-Удэ и запускает новый рейс в Иркутск". 27 April 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d "RusLine fleet list at". Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  15. ^
  16. ^ AviaPort digest (in Russian)
  17. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev 134A-3 RA-65691 Petrozavodsk Airport (PES)". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Crash: Rusair T134 at Petrozavodsk on Jun 20th 2011, impacted road short of runway". The Aviation Herald. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to RusLine at Wikimedia Commons