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Baltia Attempts U.S.- St. Petersburg ....Again

Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:30 pm

Got to say these guys are sure persistent, not given up on the idea after trying for so many years!

Baltia Attempts U.S.- St. Petersburg Launch Again

New York-based startup Baltia Air Lines, which has been working to get off the ground since 1991, is seeking authority to launch service between New York Kennedy and St. Petersburg, Russia, next year.

The airline in 1991 was awarded route authority to operate between New York and St. Petersburg, Riga, Kiev, Minsk and Tblisi, but said it could not get the financing it needed to meet financial fitness requirements due to "political unrest in the former Soviet Union."

The carrier initially would operate weekly service between New York and St. Petersburg with a Boeing 747-200. Baltia expects to take delivery of the aircraft in February or March.

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RE: Baltia Attempts U.S.- St. Petersburg ....Again

Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:22 pm

Baltia has to be one of the longest :start-up" airlines (incorporated in 1989, approved by the US DOT in 1991),

Service details:
Baltia plans to operate a weekly flight as follows:JFK 1600 St. Petersburg 0830St. Petersburg 11 JFK 1230

Baltia plans to take delivery of a 747-200 from Aviation Management Group in February/March 2008. The full docket is 354 pages, essentially a full update of the airline, management, financials and plan.

Docket is here:<