Tatarstan Airlines shuts down today

Tatarstan Airlines (Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia) today (December 31) is shutting down and will cease all operations. All passengers on the Kazan-Baku route will be transported by Ak Bars Aero (Bugulma, Russia) in the future.

The shut down was due largely to the terrible “dive into the ground” crash of Tatarstan Airlines flight 363 on November 17, 2013 which killed all 44 passengers and six crew members on board. Russia’s air transport regulator Rosaviatsiya recommended the airline’s AOC be revoked after it discovered inadequate training and overworked crews. The revocation was affective today. 

Other noteworthy airline departures in 2013:

Air Cargo Germany (April 18)

Air France by Airlinair (March 31) (all three became Hop!)

Air France by Brit Air

Air France by Regional

Air Italy (2nd) (merged into Meridiana in April 2013)

Air Pacific (2nd) (June 27) became Fiji Airways again.

AirAsia (Japan) (August 31) (relaunched as Vanilla Air)

Airberlin Turkey

American Eagle Airlines-Executive Airlines (2nd) (March 31)

Arkefly (now operating as Arke)

Armavia (March 29)

Augsburg Airways (October 26)

Aurela Aircompany (February 18)

Avient Aviation (April 5)

Bahrain Air (February 12)

Batavia Air (January 31)

Belle Air (Albania) (November 25)

Belle Air Europe (Italy) (November 26)

Brindabella Airlines (December 14)

Brit Air (March 31)

Capital Cargo International Airlines (March 11)

Condor Berlin (April 30)

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) (August 24)

Danube Wings (November 20)

Delta Connection-Pinnacle Airlines (July 31)

Dniproavia (January 8)

Donbassaero Airlines (January 14)

Evergreen International Airlines (December 31)

Flybe-Suckling Airways (April)

FlyNonstop (October 29)

Georgia Skies (Pacific Wings Airlines) (March 31)

Gestair Cargo (Une) (became Cygnus Air again)

Jat Airways (October 26) (reformed as Air Serbia)

Lufthansa Regional-Augsburg Airways (October 26)

Meridiana fly (became Meridiana)

Mongolian Airlines Group (April 18) (became Hannu Air)

Nasair (November 13) (became Flynas)

OLT Express (Germany) (January 27)

Orbest Orizonia Airlines (Spain) (February 20)

Regional (Compagnie Aerienne Europeenne) (March 31)

Ryan International Airlines (January 11)

SAT Airlines (merged in October with Vladivostok Air to form Aurora Airlines)

SEAIR-South East Asian Airlines (June 7) (became Tigerair Philippines)

Sky Airlines (Turkey) (June 4)

Skywest Airlines (Australia) (May 5) (became Virgin Australia Regional Airlines)

TACA (El Salvador) (May 28) (now operating under the Avianca brand)

Tampa Cargo (June) (became Avianca Cargo)

Tiger Airways (Australia) and Tiger Airways (Singapore) (July) (now operating as Tigerair)

Vladivostok Air (October) (merged with SAT Airlines to form Aurora Airlines)

Zest Air (Zest Airways) (August 16)

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Formerly with United Airlines, Boeing 737-322 VQ-BAP (msn 24665) taxies past the camera at Antalya.

Tatarstan: AG Slide Show

3 thoughts on “Tatarstan Airlines shuts down today

  1. No Fly Zone

    Don’t know whether you’re counting all airlines or just pax-carrying, but Evergreen went down as well. Too many players in the world market?

    1. Bruce Drum Post author

      Thank you for the information. I still show Evergreen operating. There were some media reports (which I reported, but questioned) that suggested Evergreen would shut down on November 30. However Evergreen management denied the reports and stated they were still in business as a charter airline, albeit probably with less demand.

      All the best in 2014.

      Bruce

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