L.1011
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The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:56 am

Hi
What are the ten largest airlines by pax or revenue in the former USSR (CIS)?
 
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:10 am

Aeroflot was obviously the biggest.
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:34 am

Considering it was literally the only airline...
 
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:45 am

I think he's asking who are now the biggest in the lands formerly ruled by the USSR.
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:58 am

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

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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:09 am

Notice I said ARE meaning PRESENTLY. Doug_or is right.
I Think its
1. Aeroflot
2. Siberian?
3. Domodedovo?
Vnukovo?
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:12 am

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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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:16 am

Once again,
I know the whole USSR thing. I want to know about the top ten NOW IN 2003!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:22 am

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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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:39 am

Maybe Aeroflot and Pulkovo.
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:47 pm

Anyone else? Cmon. I know we have many from the CIS here.
 
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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:29 pm

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.

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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Sun Jul 13, 2003 11:42 pm

1 - Aeroflot
2 - Sibir
3 - probably Pulkovo

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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:10 am

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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RE: The Former USSR's Largest Airlines

Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:35 am

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]