Moskovia Airlines (Moscow-Zhukovsky) filed for bankruptcy protection and reorganization in February 2014. Following an inspection of the airline’s operations this month by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia), the airline will longer be able to operate as a scheduled passenger airline according to ch-aviation. The airline will revert to a charter airline on September 1.
Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. The main aircraft for Moskovia now is the new pictured Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B and a remaining single Boeing 737-700 which is likely to be returned. RA-89021 (msn 95021) arrives in Munich.
Alrosa Avia (Alrosa Air Company) (Alrosa Airlines) (Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise) (Moscow-Zhukovsky) is planning to add this former Sky Airlines (Turkey) Boeing 737-800 on lease from GECAS. This will be a new type for the Russian charter airline. Currently the airline is operating Tupolev Tu-134s and it is also wet leasing a Boeing 737-76Q (VQ-BEO, msn 30293) from Yakutia Airlines in a different two-tone blue color scheme.
Sister company Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise (Mirny, Russia) was founded by the Russian mining company ALROSA (ALmazy ROssil SAkha Trade Company), hence the diamond logo.
Alrosa Avia commenced operations in 1995. The group currently operates 10 aircraft types. In 2008, the fleet was expanded with the Tupolev Tu-134s and Tu-154s. The fleet now comprises 41 fixed wing aircraft and 29 helicopters.
Alrosa is also introducing this new “diamond” livery with this delivery.
Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-83N N302TZ (msn 32576) was delivered new to ATA Airlines on June 29, 2001. It would later fly with Gol (PR-GIC), Transavia Airlines (PH-HST) and Sky Airlines (TC-SKR) before becoming the current M-ABFV. The airliner will be delivered from Dublin as EI-FCH.