mozart
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Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:13 am

I have a pretty good understanding of the structure of the airline industry in most countries, i.e. which are the big airlines, what are the important destinations, which cities are hubs for whom, who competes with whom, who franchises, which fleets they have, etc.

However, I am absolutely confused about the airline industry in Russia. So many airlines, so many cities (some of them hubs?), some Russian-built fleets, some Western, some intl. service, etc. Studying OAG does not reveal any pattern to me.

Anyone can structure this a bit for me? Which are the big airlines, which are their hubs? Who is up and coming? Do they all have European style service? Which are the trunk routes? What is the "structural" difference between all those Moscow airports?

Of course this is a very vast question, but I am sure with so many knowledgeable members on a.net we'll puzzle it together, to the benefit of all interested.

Cheers
 
sovietjet
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:10 am

Well...some of the major ones are Aeroflot, Kras Air, Pulkovo, Sibir, Domodedovo, Ural...
Aeroflot - Moscow Sheremtyevo
Kras Air - Krasnoyarsk
Pulkovo - St. Petersburg
Sibir - I think they are at Novosibirsk
Domodedovo - Moscow Domodedovo
Ural - Yekaterinburg

Arkhangelsk are somehwat big..?? There are too many small airlines to list. All use Russian planes except for Aeroflot with their Airbuses and Boeings. I'm not sure if Kras Air still have their DC-10.

Wow i just noticed that Kras Air are still operating a basic Il-62 with the NK-8 engines!!!! Could this be the last flying one??


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MarcoPolo747
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:48 pm


An interesting development is that Sibir won ATW 2003 award for market leadership, the first prize ever to a Russian carrier. ATW says Sibir is now number 1 among Russian domestic airlines and second largest overall after Aeroflot.
 
OD720
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:08 pm

Domodedovo is controlled by Sibir and Novosibirk and Domodedovo are both Sibir hubs.
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:12 pm

"Studying OAG does not reveal any pattern to me."

Yeah, as their schedules don't include all the airlines. Take a look at www.polets.ru which is the OAG of Russia and the CIS.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
ben
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:12 pm

Mozart,

There are patterns, but they might not seem logical from a western point of view. One thing I will say, is that with OAG you will see about 10% of all flights within Russia and the former USSR. Even if there are patterns, OAG will not show you anything. Best to look on a Russian equivalent like http://www.polets.ru
 
ben
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:13 pm

I can't believe you beat me by 42 seconds!
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Can Someone Explain Russian Airlines To Me?

Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:16 pm

He who dares, wins.  Wink/being sarcastic
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."