On December 23, 2016 VIM Airlines (VIM Avia) took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200. The pictured VIM Airlines A330 is pictured departing Dublin, Ireland bound for the Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport (UWLW) on its delivery flight. VP-BDV was painted by Eirtech at their Dublin facility. The airliner arrived in Dublin on August 1, 2016 registered as OE-IEA.
Copyright Photo: VIM Airlines (VIM Avia) Airbus A330-203 VP-BDV (msn 535) DUB (Michael Kelly). Image: 936268.
VIM Airlines (VIM Avia) (Moscow) is planning to restore the Moscow (Domodedovo)-Basle/Mulhouse/Freiburg route on December 28.
However the Federal Russian Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has restricted European flights operated by six Russian carriers including VIM.
Besides VIM, the ban also applies to ATU (Aviastar-TU), Dagestan Airlines, Tatarstan Airlines, UTair Cargo and Yakutia Airlines.
However the VIM Airlines European flights will now be operated by its subsidiary, Bashkortostan Airlines, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia and this article by RT.
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Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for details on VIM.
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VIM Airlines (VIM Avia) (Moscow-Domodedovo) has revised its livery.
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