Apprentice wrote:Hi:Back In eighties I flew a lot of 134 and 154B2 from Borispol to Vnukovo and back.
While 134 were small and noisy, do not imagine Russia w/o 154s..
eielef wrote:Alrosa is the only operator of Tu134 (besides Air Koryo if I'm not mistaken).
They published in Instagram of the last ever flight (onboard RA-65690) will be on the route MJZ-IKT-MJZ (Mirny to Irkutsk) on the 18th and 20th of May. I'm not sure if they plan two return trip or just one (go there, spend two days, return).
Anyway, if you haven't done it, consider doing it.
Is the best aircaft ever to be built.
Also, you could try to connect with the only Tu154 available for passengers in Russia. I did last year the route MJZ-IKT (TU3), IKT-PYJ (AN4), PYJ-DME (TU5). Maybe something like that can be done.
On the website, I just found MJZ-IKT (ow 18th) for less than 150U$S. Is not expensive for this bird.
I suggest you do. And, if we organize a group, that would be awesome!
Plus, Mirny and Irkutsk are interesting places to visit...
По многочисленным просьбам любителей советской авиатехники и в связи с предстоящим завершением эксплуатации Ту-134, Авиакомпания АЛРОСА выполнит заключительные рейсы Мирный-Иркутск-Мирный 18 и 20 мая. Приобрести авиабилеты вы можете на нашем сайте http://www.alrosa.aero
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