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Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:58 am

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.

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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:03 am

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

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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:10 am

I believe Mavial Magadan Airlines still flies between ANC and Russia once or twice per week with a TU-154M.
 
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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:01 pm

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.
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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:33 pm

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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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:41 pm

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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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:52 pm

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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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:08 am

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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RE: Looking To Fly From Alaska To Russia?!

Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:17 am

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...

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