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NWOrientDC10
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Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:39 am

I looked up transaero and found there were differences with their websites.

The english version is a bit dated - 1997, I think.: http://www.transaero.com/noframes/eng/home.htm

The Russian version version is up to date and quite nice. I know a bit of Russian but it is a bit (actually alot) "rusty" http://www.transaero.ru/

I wanted to find a bit of info about them; mainly service and fleet info. I was able to get to the fleet part but couldn't find out how many 747's they have.

If anyone knows, this would surely be appreciated.

BTW I need to brush up on my Russian, I know; just asking for a bit of help, that's all. If not, then I'll plug away at my Russian (which I need to do, anyway)  Smile

Good Day  Smile (btw I tried to type in "good day" in Russian but got a bunch of gibberish, instead - need to figure out how to get it right!}

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:33 pm

I saw this post and had to treat it as a call of duty from a fellow a.netter  Smile

I'm originally from Russia (a long time ago), but I am still fluent in Russian.

The section I found most interesting on the Russian version site was the "15 years of Transaero" section under "Company information," which doesn't appear on the English version. Some highlights from there:

-Transaero was the first private airline in the history of Russia, founded on November 5, 1991.
-It was the first Russian airline to acquire Western aircraft, Boeing 737-200's, 1993.
-First Russian airline to offer business class on domestic routes.
-First Russian airline to establish a frequent flyer program.
-First flight was a charter on Moscow-Tel Aviv-Moscow route.
-First plane was an Il-86.
-First scheduled route was Moscow-Norilsk.
-In 1996 it began service to America, using a DC-10 to LAX.
-In 1997 it was the first Russian airline to be certified by the American FAA to service and maintain its Boeing aircraft independently.
-In 1998 it became just the second airline in the world to acquire the new Boeing 737-700.
-It was the first Russian airline to code-share with an international carrier, in 1999.
-In 2002 acquired 767-200 and 737-300 for first time.
-Also in 2002 it became the first airline in history to offer direct service between Moscow and Taipei.
-In 2003 acquired boeing 767-300.
-Awarded title of Russian company of the year for 2004.
-In 2005 placed order for 10 Tu-214's.
-Also in 2005 it became the first and only Russian carrier to operate a 747, although just one. It is configured for 468 passengers.
-Also in 2005, agreed to lease 6 new Boeing 737-NG's.
-As of 2005 it flies to 80 destinations.
-New destinations include Montreal, Toronto, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Densapar, and Sanaa.
-Transaero shares gained 42% from 2004-05, so the company is doing very well.

Hope that helps! BTW I flew Transaero a couple of years ago on the DME-ALA-DME route, and I was impressed by the quality of their service.
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:00 pm

Currently UN has four 747 in it's fleet with two more to be delivered.
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:18 pm

They will moving London flights from LGW to LHR soon in codeshare with bmi, who will also start daily LHR-DME flights
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:43 pm

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Thread starter):
The english version is a bit dated - 1997, I think.: http://www.transaero.com/noframes/en...e.htm

What's wrong with this one?

http://www.transaero.ru/en/index.html

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:55 pm

The website says the 747(200) is RB211 powered. Who's was it previously?
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:00 pm

Virgin Atlantic.





Those interiors sure look familiar!
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:01 pm

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 5):
The website says the 747(200) is RB211 powered. Who's was it previously?

Virgin Atlantic. It has been reported that the two former Virgin 747s (new to Cathay Pacific) that were earmarked for Southern Winds have now also been sold to Transaero. The one that was parked at Bristol-Filton has left for its pre-delivery maintenance in the US.

Incidentally when will Transaero start the service to MAN that they have been promising for so long? With Cathay's service stalled, time to jump in. DME is my favourite airport in the world, and I have a degree in Russian which is also in dire need of some practice!
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:55 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):
Those interiors sure look familiar!

You're not kidding!
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed National Express a6 to ruin my username)
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:30 am

Quoting PDXflyer31 (Reply 1):
I saw this post and had to treat it as a call of duty from a fellow a.netter

Thanks for the consideration and the information.  Smile

I've always been interested in Russian culture and would like to go to Russia. I would also like to travel on the Siberian Rail Road. I'm sure Aeroflot is a good airline but I would like to go to Russia on an "alternative" carrier.

Quoting Vasu (Reply 4):
What's wrong with this one?

http://www.transaero.ru/en/index.html


How did you find it? I looked for it (obviously not hard enough) but had no luck. Oh well  Sad

Good Day to all  Smile

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:39 am

One simply goes to their homepage and clicks on the large flags at the bottom of the page signifying the language of that country/region...
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 10):
One simply goes to their homepage and clicks on the large flags at the bottom of the page signifying the language of that country/region...

This is the home page to which I was directed, no flags on which to click...  Sad http://www.transaero.com/noframes/eng/home.htm

Good Day  Smile

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 11):
This is the home page to which I was directed, no flags on which to click...

The flags are located on Transaero's main website, obviously the Russian one.  Smile

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:17 am

Whom or what were you directed by?
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:57 am

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 13):
Whom or what were you directed by?

I typed in Transaero in the google website
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:47 am

Yeah it does come up with the wrong one on top, but the third one down is the correct one. Also, there is really no way of saying "have a good day" in Russian as it is not a construction generally used.
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:56 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 3):
They will moving London flights from LGW to LHR soon in codeshare with bmi, who will also start daily LHR-DME flights

Thanks, will they continue to use the 733?

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:37 am

This thread takes me back to my posting to Latvia in the early 90s. I flew many a flight on Transaero from Riga to London, but it was under a different ticket -- RiAir (Riga Airlines) -- since at that time Transaero was was not allowed to operate to LGW. What they did was a complete crew change at RIX, including pilots and cabin crew, and the whole thing went off as a Latvian registered plane. But those 737-200s were in the fledgeling days of the airline.
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:46 am

I flew one of their 732s a few years ago; friendly crew, IFE on 1:30 KBP-SVO (my screenname Big grin), great airline back then.
Haven't flown them recently, but would certainly like to. They give a discount for online booking.
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:31 am

And it seems Transaero have launched scheduled flights to the Egyptian Red Sea Riveriera with flights to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) and Hurghada (HRG).

Sharm El Sheikh:
UN351 DME SSH -2--5-- 14:00/17:40 4hr30min 0 B762
UN352 SSH DME -2--5-- 18:40/23:55 4hr15min 0 B762

Hurhgada:
UN349 DME HRG -2----- 09:10/12:30 4hr20min 0 B762
UN349 DME HRG ----5-- 10:40/14:00 4hr20min 0 B763
UN350 HRG DME -2----- 13:30/18:50 4hr20min 0 B762
UN350 HRG DME ----5-- 15:00/20:20 4hr20min 0 B763


Transaero are the second Russian airline (after Siberia Airlines) to serve the Red Sea with scheduled flights (S7 have a weekly flight to SSH and 2x weekly to HRG).


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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:17 am

On a related note, I "borrowed" an operations manual form one of their 732's, ship RA-73000 (which, according to the first page of the manual was ex-Sabena)  Smile
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:40 am

Does anybody know which CRS they participate in? I've checked both Sabre and Amadeus, and I can't see any UN flights. I know they were in Sabre in the late 90s but then pulled out.
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:45 pm

Anybody knows current and previous 747 routes of Transaero? Thanks for the data.
 
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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:59 pm

Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 22):
Anybody knows current and previous 747 routes of Transaero?

I know for a fact that when UN got their first 747, it was used on their daily flight to Israel. I flew UN last year to Corfu, Greece from DME and spent a lot of time reading the inflight magazine, which featured a whole article on their newly-acquired 747. They mentioned that it will definitely be used year-round on the Israel flight. And their plan was also to fly them to Egypt during the holiday season.

Now, as they get more of the 747s (at that time they only had one), I'm sure we will see them on various high yield routes.

On a side note, UN really needs to revamp a few of their 763ERs which are in absolutely horrible conditions!!! i can't believe I spent 5 hours in one of those cabins. Poor people who fly on those transatlantic flights to Canada.

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RE: Transaero "Thread"

Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:15 pm

They use them on charters. Atleast they did during the tourist season during the winter. They also fly one of them to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski.
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