LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26490 posts, RR: 50 Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
Got to say these guys are sure persistent, not given up on the idea after trying for so many years!
Quote: Baltia Attempts U.S.- St. Petersburg Launch Again
New York-based startup Baltia Air Lines, which has been working to get off the ground since 1991, is seeking authority to launch service between New York Kennedy and St. Petersburg, Russia, next year.
The airline in 1991 was awarded route authority to operate between New York and St. Petersburg, Riga, Kiev, Minsk and Tblisi, but said it could not get the financing it needed to meet financial fitness requirements due to "political unrest in the former Soviet Union."
The carrier initially would operate weekly service between New York and St. Petersburg with a Boeing 747-200. Baltia expects to take delivery of the aircraft in February or March.
LatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1625 times:
Baltia has to be one of the longest :start-up" airlines (incorporated in 1989, approved by the US DOT in 1991),
Baltia plans to operate a weekly flight as follows:JFK 1600 St. Petersburg 0830St. Petersburg 11 JFK 1230
Baltia plans to take delivery of a 747-200 from Aviation Management Group in February/March 2008. The full docket is 354 pages, essentially a full update of the airline, management, financials and plan.