Aurora (Аврора) is a Russian Far East airline. Its parent company, Aeroflot, is the flag carrier and national airline of Russia and operates from its hub airport at Vladivostok International Airport (VVO). The airline's other operating bases are Khabarovsk Novy Airport (KHV) and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS). It is named after the Russian cruiser Aurora. As of August 2016, the carrier ranks among the top ten Russian biggest airlines in terms of carried passengers. It is based in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin.
Aurora Airlines was created under the ruling of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in November 2013. Aeroflot owns 51% of the airline, whilst the regional government of Sakhalin hold the balance. An initial investment of 13.5 million USD was provided by the parent company through a loan that should be in the process of being repaid. The airline carried 607,040 passengers in 2016, a 19.9% increase year-on-year.
Economy: 1 piece of luggage, 10 kg maximum
Business class: 1 piece of luggage, 15 kg maximum
Economy: 1 piece of luggage, 23 kg maximum
Business class: 2 pieces of luggage, 32 kg each
A cold meal set consisting of meat, fish or vegetable sandwiches as well as beverages will be provided on flights of 1 to 3-hourS length. With flights over three hours, a meal is provided. Passengers can also pick meals per their dietary requirements. These include Hindu meals, Halal meals, Kosher meals, vegan meals, vegetarian meals and gluten-free meals.
You can enjoy the in-flight entertainment system which includes movies, music, TV serials, audiobooks, games and many other options for any age. The entertainment system has more than 100 hours of video content, including new movies, TV serials and children’s channels. You can connect to personal devices using free Wi-Fi onboard the aircraft.
You can relax in comfortable seats with an ample amount of legroom.
Meal provision will depend on the length of flights. Drinks and appetizers will be available for all passengers; on flights over 2 hours, meals are available. For passengers travelling on international flights to the Asian Pacific Region countries, in-flight meals will include Asian cuisine, depending on the flight length.
Shop duty-free with onboard shopping.
Enjoy comfortable reclining seats with an ample amount of legroom and pitch rate between seats.
Online check-in commences 24 hours before departure and closes 3 hours prior to departure.
Check-in at the airport opens 2 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before departure.
The airline doesn't have a frequent flyer program at this current time.
The airline is not part of any airlines alliance at this time however it does have codeshare agreements with Aeroflot, Korean Air and S7 Airlines. Aeroflot has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Adria Airways, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Bulgaria Air, Garuda, Icelandic, Kenya Airways and Czech Airlines.
Aurora Airlines used to fly to several international destinations including cities in China, Japan and South Korea. However, as of February 2023, it only flies to domestic destinations within Russia.
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Vladivostok International Airport (VVO) operates as the headquarters for Aurora and S7 Airlines. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include All Nippon Airways, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines and more. Aurora also uses Khabarovsk Novy Airport and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport as its operating bases. Airlines flying to these airports include Khabarovsk Airlines and Pegas Fly.
As of January 2020, the airlines fleet consisted of 20 aircraft:
The airline also has 8 Sukhoi Superjet 100-95s on order to be delivered in 2026.
16th May 2018
Russian carrier, Aurora Airlines, will start a domestic service between Khabarovsk Novy Airport (KHV) and Nikolayevsk-on-Amur Airport (NLI) on 1st June 2018. The flight will be nonstop and will run once a day. The estimated flight time is two hours and the airline will use the DH3 aircraft to carry passengers.