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Still Russian/Soviet Planes At Riga?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:37 pm

Are there many Russian- and Soviet-built aircraft at Riga (RIX) nowadays? Or are the vast majority Western-built?
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RE: Still Russian/Soviet Planes At Riga?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:38 pm

RAF Avia AN-26s, when they're not in the UK anyway  Big grin
Would think you'll still see a load of those Soviet a/c types at RIX  Big grin
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RE: Still Russian/Soviet Planes At Riga?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:25 am

They should have some sort of aviation museum at the airport where you can find old Russian military equipment (look for the pictures in the database).

About the regular ops: Not sure. If you are looking around in Tallinn (TLL) in neighboring Estonia then you have almost nothing else than western types. Only occasional cargo flights are using Russian-built equipment. Maybe RIX has more "Russian connections"  Big grin
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RE: Still Russian/Soviet Planes At Riga?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:11 am

SVO-RIX flights are, of course, operated by Aeroflot with Soviet equipment....
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RE: Still Russian/Soviet Planes At Riga?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:42 am

When I was in Riga two month ago, I saw Aeroflot morning flight two Moscow was operated by TU-154. All the other aircraft parked at the same time in Riga were western build.

Perhaps they have some charter but looking to their timetable I do not see many soviet type aircrafts
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RE: Still Russian/Soviet Planes At Riga?

Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:45 am

Air Baltic ARJ-70 YL-BAK
Air Baltic B737-500 YL-BBE
Air Baltic Fokker 50 YL-BAS
Air Baltic Fokker 50 YL-BAZ
Air Polonia Let 410 SP-KPY
easyJet A319-100 G-EZEO
Inversia Il-76TD YL-LAJ
Ksavia An-74 YL-KSA
Latpass Airlines Tu-154B YL-LAB
Latvian Air Force Mi-8MTV 101
Latvian Air Force Mi-8MTV 102
Latvian Air Force Mi-8MTV 103
Riga Aeroclub An-24 YL-LCK
VIP Avia Hawker 800 YL-MAR

This is what I have seen in December coming in from/going back to SXF on U2. I had two friends of mine with me who we more interested in the city than the airport so I was only there for about two hours, also that's only the new registrations I made there, should give you an impression of what's around though.
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