imberry
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Air Service To The Russian Far East

Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:05 pm

Do any airlines currently fly to the Russian Far East from the US? I know Magadan Airlines used to but don't think they do any mroe. Wikipedia states that Dalavia will begin service from ANC to Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky in June and Vladivostok Avia will begin flying from ANC to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in April. As far as I know, Magadan operated its route with a Tu154, do Dalavia/Vladivostok plan to use Russian-built aircraft? If so, would these be the only Russian-built airlines serving the US?
 
Gemuser
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:41 am

See http://www.vladavia.ru/en/press-centre/press_releases/2007-11-8-00551/ for Vladivostok Avia details, TU -204-300s!

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USADreamliner
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:21 pm

Alaska Airlines used to fly to the Russian Far East from USA.
 
Orion737
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:28 pm

What destinations did Alaska serve? Love to see more connections both to Europe and the US from Russian Far East.
 
mtnwest1979
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:18 am

AS used to serve: Magadan, Khabarovsk, Yuzko, and Vladivostok I know.
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wedgetail737
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:08 pm

Vladavia was to start SEA also, but I guess things just didn't work out with the Port or something. Maybe in the future.
 
USADreamliner
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:26 pm

I guess with the chinese market growing so rapidly, Russia will take advantage of that, and hopefully more and new flights will be available.
 
Samurai 777
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:10 am

I've heard about Alaska Airlines having flown to to destinations in the Russian Far East, but can't remember exactly when. Does anybody know when? Also, I seem to recall that AS was using MD-83s (?), but did it also use 737s?
 
Viscount724
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RE: Air Service To The Russian Far East

Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:27 pm



Quoting Samurai 777 (Reply 7):
I've heard about Alaska Airlines having flown to to destinations in the Russian Far East, but can't remember exactly when. Does anybody know when?

AS service to Russia started in 1991, originally summer only. Not sure when they dropped those routes. New York Times article below from 1997 on AS service to Russia.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...9C01E2D9103BF933A05750C0A961958260

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