Chugach
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Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:40 am

From the most recent Alaska Journal of Commerce:

http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/031107/hom_20070311015.shtml

To summarize, Dalavia (no idea what the code is) will start ANC-Petroplavosk/Kamchatsky (PKC) on June 17th, using Tu-214 aircraft. Can't wait to see that baby parked at the North Terminal!

Hopefully this lasts; ANC-Russia should be an emerging market with the new oil exploration.
 
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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:43 am

There code is H8

Nice to see some russian service added to Alaska. For how uch I'd love to see AS return to some of these routes, it sure won't happen anytime soon.

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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:58 am

Does anyone know if there is actually a market for those routes? Would a lot of Americans need to go to PKC? Just curious as it seems like a strange route.

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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:17 am

Now this is very old information I am trying to remember, but looking back when Alaska served the Russian far east, the passenger loads were an eclectic mix of oil/energy workers, a few American university types on research jaunts, and some Russian families that had relations in Alaska.
I seem to remember Alaska served 3 Russian cities on a linear route from Anchorage.

With petroleum being what it is today, (High prices making exploration profitable in places just 10 years where it wasn't) serving that industry has become good business for those airlines identifying the market.

It will be exciting to see this aircraft on American soil!
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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:39 am

In 1990 I flew on AS from ANC to Magadan.
 
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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:41 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 3):
I seem to remember Alaska served 3 Russian cities on a linear route from Anchorage.

Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk
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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:48 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):

Correct. All MD83

Some of those A/C still had russian signage inside till not to long ago.

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RE: Russian Carrier To Start ANC-PKC W/ TU-214

Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:49 am

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 2):
Does anyone know if there is actually a market for those routes? Would a lot of Americans need to go to PKC? Just curious as it seems like a strange route.

There is, however it can be a tough route to fly. But with oil exploration increasing in the Russian far east, something like this was only a matter of time. Hopefully they can make it last.

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):

Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk

Also Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. In fact, if AS ever goes back to Russia from ANC, I would bet on a Yuzhno route.

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