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User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Alaskan pilots pioneer new Russia route
The Alaska Airmen's Association wants Russian permission to fly beyond Provideniya (left) to Anadyr, some 300 miles away.
By Jeffrey Hope
KTUU-TVAnchorage, Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska - Five years ago, an effort began that would allow private pilots to fly their own planes from Nome across the Bering Sea to Russia. At first, Russian officials said it couldn't be done, saying the airspace is only for the military.Today it's a published international route. With a passport, visa and a little patience, just about anyone can fly the route from Nome to Provideniya. Great, say Alaskan pilots, but let's keep going.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7648256/


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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Any news on wether or not AS will ever return its ANC-Petrapalovsk Kamchatsky service?

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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5281 times:
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I believe Mavial Magadan Airlines still flies between ANC and Russia once or twice per week with a TU-154M.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 2):
I believe Mavial Magadan Airlines still flies between ANC and Russia once or twice per week with a TU-154M.

Correct, I've seen it at the International Terminal on occasion.


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

Magadan Airways' seasonal Anchorage service started just last Friday, 22 April. It runs through 30 September:

H5 801 GDX 1645-1925 PKC 2100-0420 ANC Fr
H5 802 ANC 0650-0830+1 PKC 1000-1030 GDX Fr

PKC is Petropavlovsk and GDX is Magadan.

Because of the relative short distance of the flight and the fact that it crosses the international dateline, the MDX-PKC-ANC service departs on a Friday evening, but arrives in Anchorage early Friday morning, so passengers on the flight essentially get two whole Fridays. However, the return flight is the opposite. It leaves Anchorage Friday morning, but you get land in Russia on Saturday morning, losing an entire day despite the relatively short flight (ANC-PKC is shorter than any trans-con; roughly the same flight time as MIA-PHX or TPA-LAS).

Getting a ticket isn't like on any other airline. Round-trip fares are set at $1,312.50 for 30-day advance and $1,480.50 for a walk-up round-trip, and they don't take credit cards.

[Edited 2005-04-28 06:36:56]


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User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5104 times:

I've read about Magadan Air before and quite frankly, it sounds like an adventure to fly them. The ignorant American in me hopes that eventually AS will go back to Russia. There is definitely a market, albeit a limited one, from ANC to the Russian far east.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26718 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Getting a ticket isn't like on any other airline. Round-trip fares are set at $1,312.50 for 30-day advance and $1,480.50 for a walk-up round-trip, and they don't take credit cards.

Sheesh, that is really expensive for such a short flight. Well, no competition and a TU-154M will do that. AS could probably make money charging 400-500RT



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User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

Considering most of AS's fares from ANC to the lower 48 are that expensive, I doubt they'd let us off THAT easy Big grin

I don't know about Russian landing fees and whatnot, but I bet it was astronomically expensive for AS to have stations in Russia.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Sheesh, that is really expensive for such a short flight. Well, no competition and a TU-154M will do that. AS could probably make money charging 400-500RT



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
AS could probably make money charging 400-500RT

Pretty simple. If AS could make money they would still be flying the route...

GS



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