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, Asia, and North America 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]

JSC "Aircompany "Yakutia"
АО «Авиакомпания „Якутия“»
Yakutia Airlines Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
R3 SYL AIR YAKUTIA
Founded2002
HubsYakutsk Airport
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size20
Destinations40[1]
HeadquartersYakutsk, Russia
Key peopleVladimir Gorbunov (General Director, CEO)
Websitewww.yakutia.aero

HistoryEdit

 
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]

DestinationsEdit

 
Dash 8 Q400 of Yakutia in a special new livery

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

FleetEdit

 
Sukhoi Superjet 100/95

Current fleetEdit

The Yakutia Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of April 2019):[6]

Yakutia Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Antonov An-24 48 48 In transition to Polar Airlines
Boeing 737-700 2 148 148 Reg: VP-BIO, VQ-BGH
Boeing 737-800 4 4 168 172[7] Reg: VP-BVE, VQ-BIZ, VQ-BMP, VQ-BOY
Boeing 737 MAX 7 10[8] TBA Deliveries from 2020 to 2021
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 2 50 50 Reg: VP-BNS, VQ-BVI
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 1 72 72
Irkut MC-21-300 5[9] TBA
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 3 8 85 93 Reg: RA-89011, RA-89012, RA-89021
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95LR 3 103 103 Reg: RA-89035, RA-89037, RA-89038
Total 20 15

Fleet developmentEdit

At the 2019 MAKS Air Show, at Zhukovsky International Airport, Moscow, Yakutia Airlines signed a tentative agreement for 5 Irkut MC-21 aircraft. Delivery of the new aircraft was expected to be in the second half of 2021.[10]

Former fleetEdit

 
Yakutia Airlines Antonov An-140 at MAKS-2005.
Aircraft Fleet Year Introduced Year Retired Notes
Antonov An-26 Unknown 2002 2012 Cargo aircraft
Antonov An-140-100 4 2010 2015 All aircraft are currently stored
Boeing 737-700 5 2005 2015
Boeing 757-200 5 2009 2015
Boeing 757-200APF 1 2011 2015
Tupolev Tu-154M Unknown 2002 2014

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • 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 Olyokminsk Airport. During the subsequent landing, the nose and port main undercarriage were retracted, causing substantial damage to the aircraft.[11] No one was hurt or killed in the crash and the aircraft was subsequently repaired and placed back into service.
  • On 10 October 2018, Flight 414, operated by a Sukhoi Superjet 100 RA-89011 run out of the runway on landing at Yakutsk Airport from Ulan-Ude. During the event the main landing gear of the aircraft collapsed.[12] No one was killed in the crash, four people were hospitalised.[13] Aircraft damaged beyond repair.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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." "АО «Авиакомпания «Якутия» Адрес: Республика Саха (Якутия), 677014, г. Якутск, ул. Быковского, 9"
  3. ^ "Yakutia Airlines - Air Russia". airrussia.us. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ (in Russian) Polet-Sirena
  5. ^ (in Russian) Sirena-Yakutia
  6. ^ "Авиакомпания Якутия". www.yakutia.aero. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Yakutia Airlines introduces lie-flat sleeper seats on domestic flights". rusaviainsider.com. 31 May 2019.
  8. ^ ""Якутия" возьмет в лизинг 10 Boeing 737MAX-7". ato.ru. 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ "UAC goes "all in" and signs agreements for 20 MC-21s at MAKS". aerotime.aero. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  10. ^ "MC-21 Scores New Orders". Airliner World. October 2019: 17.
  11. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Yakutia AN24 at Yakutsk on Feb 4th 2010, rejected takeoff, presumably early gear retraction". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  12. ^ "Yakutia Superjet damaged in Yakutsk landing excursion". flightglobal.com. 10 October 2018.
  13. ^ "https://arigus.tv/news/item/118830/". arigus.ru. 10 October 2018. External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89011 Yakutsk Airport (YKS)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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