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The Former USSR's Largest Airlines  
User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Hi
What are the ten largest airlines by pax or revenue in the former USSR (CIS)?

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Aeroflot was obviously the biggest.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Considering it was literally the only airline...

User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

I think he's asking who are now the biggest in the lands formerly ruled by the USSR.


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User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Aeroflot essentially "owned" all civilian aircraft in the USSR.

Pete


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Notice I said ARE meaning PRESENTLY. Doug_or is right.
I Think its
1. Aeroflot
2. Siberian?
3. Domodedovo?
Vnukovo?
The new countries?


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8051 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Indeed, there was only one airline in the entire region. Every single airline in the CIS (ie Russia + all the new republics ie all the ...stans + Armenia, Chechnya, Siberia, Ukraine et al) now flying were the part of Aeroflot based in their cities til the Soviet Union broke up. After that, I think it was basically whatever was parked on the tarmac got a new name sprayed on (but keeping the blue Aeroflot cheatline, mainly due to lack of funds). If there was a dozen Il62s in Yerevan, hey presto Armenia Airlines is born. I can't be arsed to do a search but I bet someone who knows what to look for could find photos of 20 different airlines, all with basic (ie fat blue stripe and thin blue stripe) Aeroflot livery.

It's impossible to imagine how big Aeroflot was - imagine every airliner AND every agricultural / research / antarctic / government aircraft in the US all operated by Delta. No wonder the Soviet Union came apart.



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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Once again,
I know the whole USSR thing. I want to know about the top ten NOW IN 2003!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8051 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I know, L.1011. I was just pulling your chain.

As for the answer to your original question: I have no idea.



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User currently offlineHoons90 From Malaysia, joined Aug 2001, 2999 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
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Maybe Aeroflot and Pulkovo.


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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Anyone else? Cmon. I know we have many from the CIS here.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

I can't give statistics but
Belavia, Air Ukraine, Aerosvit, Air Georgia, Air Kazakhstan, Vladavia, Transaero are just a few airlines that come to mind. There are TONS of airlines here.

(I hate some people's impatient attitudes when you are answering a question for them)
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

1 - Aeroflot
2 - Sibir
3 - probably Pulkovo

Daniel Smile


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Uzbekistan Airways must be one of the bigger ones. It's certainly very internationally focused rather than just internal like most of them.

Also Aerosvit is the biggest in Ukraine.



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User currently offlineDexter From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

This is the ranking of Russian airlines for 2002 by passenger numbers (taken from a German mag):
1. Aeroflot 5,5mlm
2. Sibir (excl. Vnukovo Airlines) 2,6mln
3. Pulkovo 2mln
4. UTair (former Tyumenaviatrans) 1,24mln
5. Kras Air 1,23m
6. Ural Airlines 702.000
7. Domodedovo Airlines 642.000
8. KMV 580.000
9. Dalavia 540.000
10. Kolavia 454.000

I'd also like to find the RPK figures as these tend to seem higher, cause of the long distances in Russia.
I don't think any airline from other FSU countries has the sort of traffic to beat any of the above airlines. Ukraine Int'l Airlines seems the largest to me, but they've carried only 300.000 passengers in 2001 (according to ATW's "World Airline Report 2001").

Hope this helps!

[Edited 2003-07-13 18:51:38]

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