Category Archives: Vladivostok Air

Aeroflot to combine Vladivostok Air and SAT Airlines under a new company called Far Eastern Airline (DVA)

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) has transferred its controlling 52.156 percent of the shares of Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok Avia) (Vladivostok) (a member of the Aeroflot Group of companies) to SAT Airlines (Sakhalin Airlines) (Sakhalin) (a 100 percent subsidiary of Aeroflot). This move was made following the decision of Aeroflot’s Board of Directors concerning the creation of Far Eastern Airline (DVA) within the Aeroflot Group.

According to Aeroflot, “the new member in Aeroflot Group of companies will satisfy the growing demand for regional flights offering the highest service standards in one of the most impressively developing regions of the country — Russia’s Far East.”

Aeroflot continues, “the creation of Far Eastern Airline (DVA) will contribute significantly to the social-economic development of this vast region with a powerful economic potential and will let Aeroflot Group become one of the leading air carriers in Asia-Pacific.

The establishment of Far Eastern Airline (DVA) is one of the key elements of Aeroflot Group strategy aimed at the creation of a large aviation holding which will successfully compete with the leaders of the global civil aviation.”

Vladivostok Air is the largest air carrier in Russia’s Far East, carrying about 1,100,000 passengers annually on its own fleet of planes. The airline flies to 24 domestic and 13 international destinations.

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Copyright Photo: Vladivostok Air. V/A’s flight attendants.

Aeroflot recently celebrated its 90th anniversary of its creation as a state airline. Aeroflot is one of the world’s oldest airlines, founded on March 17, 1923 as Dobrolet. Operations commenced on July 15, 1923 from Moscow to Nizhniy Novgorod. The company adopted its current name Aeroflot on March 25, 1932.

Read the full report from Pravda: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Vladivostok Air’ Airbus A330-301 VQ-BEU (msn 055) arrives at Antalya.

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Vladivostok Air: AG Slide Show

SAT Airlines: AG Slide Show

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. SAT Airlines’ (Sakhalin Airlines) Boeing 737-232 RA-73005 (msn 23100) completes its final approach at Beijing.

Vladivostok Air to add new routes from Moscow

Vladivostok Air (Valdivostok Avia) (Vladivostok) is adding new routes from Moscow to Chita, Ulan-Ude, Abakan and Blagoveshchensk this summer according to this article by

With the closure of Dalavia due to its large debt, Vladivostok Air announced the start of seven additional domestic routes and four new international routes from Khabarovsk.

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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Valdivostok Air Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Vladivostok Air to fly from Siberia to Alaska again

Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok) will resume the seasonal route linking Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Siberia, Russia with Anchorage, Alaska per Airline Route. The seasonal route will be operated weekly from July 12 through September 13, 2012.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the main city and the administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for historical background information on the Russian Far East carrier.

Vladivostok Air Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Vladivostok Air to drop the Vladivostok-Hong Kong-Singapore route

Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok Avia) (Vladivostok) is dropping the new twice-weekly Vladivostok-Hong Kong-Singapore route on January 20, 2012 according to Airline Route. The route is operated with Airbus A320s and was added in October 2011.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Vladivostok Air Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Vladivostok Air expands to Singapore

Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok) launched the twice-weekly Vladivostok-Hong Kong-Singapore route yesterday (October 21).

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Is Aeroflot headed back to being the world’s largest airline again?

Rosavia (Moscow) will not fly as Russia’s second big state airline according to Reuters. The Russian government reversed its previous policy and announced today (February 2) that six airlines which were to due to be merged under the Rosavia name will be privatised this year in order for the assets to be merged into Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow). The government previously wanted to combine bankrupt state aviation assets under the state corporation Russian Technologies and set up a new subsidiary named Rosavia to merge six state airlines, namely Rossiya Russian Airlines, KMV Avia (Kavminvodyavia), Vladivostok Air (Vladivostock Avia), Orenair (Orenburg Airlines), Saratov Airlines and SAT Airlines (Sakhalinskie Aviatrassy) (Sakhalin Airlines) under the Rosavia name and compete against Aeroflot. These airlines are now expected to become history. Is Aeroflot headed back to its Soviet size where it was once the world’s largest airline?

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Aer Lingus’ Airbus A330-301 EI-DUB goes to Vladivostok Air

Copyright Photo: Nik French. Airbus A330-301 EI-DUB (msn 055) departs Manchester this morning (January 29) on delivery.

Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok Avia) (Vladivostok) has acquired ex-Aer Lingus Airbus A330-301 EI-DUB (msn 055).