Yakutia Airlines is a Russian airline based in Yakutsk. The airline operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as charters to destinations in Europe from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
The airline was founded as Sakha Avia, the former Aeroflot Yakutsk Division and also previously known as Yakutaviatrans.
The airline operated cargo charters to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East until it filed for bankruptcy in early 1999. It emerged in 2000 and is controlled by the regional government, Neryungri State Air Enterprise. It merged with Yakutavia in 2002 and changed its name to form Yakutia Airlines.
Yakutia passengers are permitted hand baggage with a maximum weight of up to 10kg. Baggage must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm.
Passengers travelling in business class and comfort class with Yakutia Airlines are permitted 40kg of free checked luggage. Passengers travelling in economy class are permitted 20kg of free checked baggage. Passengers travelling within the Yakutia Republic are permitted 20kg of free checked baggage. Checked baggage must not exceed 50cm x 50cm x 100cm.
Economy Class is one of two cabin classes that Yakutia Airlines offer. Economy is the more basic and affordable cabin of the two, designed for those who want a straightforward but pleasant journey.
Passengers can order food and drink from the in-flight menu. However, the option of food will differ depending on the length of the journey.
For entertainment, passengers are provided with board games and newspapers, which are available on request.
Economy Class seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation. Seats in Economy Class give sufficient space and recline, which adhere to the international standards of aircraft seating.
Business Class is perfect for passengers who are looking for a more comfortable and personalised service.
Business Class passengers are looked after by the airline's expertly trained Business Class cabin crew, who will attend to all needs from passengers.
Passengers can order from the airline's Business Class in-flight menu, which offers a great variety of delicious food and drink.
For in-flight entertainment, passengers are given a range of reading materials, such as newspapers and magazines.
Business Class seats are typically set out in a 2 x 2 formation. Seats are made from genuine leather and are designed to give passengers ultimate relaxation.
Yakutia Airlines offer passengers the ability to check in for their flights online. This opens 23 hours before scheduled departure time, and closes 2 hours prior to departure. The link to check-in online with Yakutia Airlines can be found on the airline's website.
Please note that online check-in is available from the following airports: Yakutsk, Moscow, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Magadan, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Blagoveschensk, Yekaterinburg, Chita, Bratsk, Ulan-Ude, Okha, Sochi, St.Petersburg, Neryungri, Krasnodar, Anapa and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
If passengers are unable to check in online, they must arrive at the airport with plenty of time to complete check-in and check any bags they may have. Report to the Yakutia Airlines agent at the airport check-in desk to complete registration.
Yakutia Airlines flies to many destinations including Anapa, Batagay, Beijing, Belaya Gora, Chita, Fergana, Khonuu, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk as well as Anchorage in the United States.
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Yakutsk Airport is an airport located in Yakutsk, Russia. It was first constructed in 1931, with the current international terminal being built in 1996. The airport serves both regional and international flights for airlines such as S7 Airlines or Nordwind Airlines.
The airport currently has one airport, with a capacity of 700 passengers every hour.
Yakutsk Airport it not only the hub for Yakutia Airlines, but also Polar Airlines.
The Yakutia Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:
The airline also has 5 orders of the Irkut MC-21-300 - delivery dates are still unknown.
Yakutia Airlines has successfully restored an Irkut Superjet 100 to flight status after extensive maintenance work - this achievement means the airline can increase its jet capacity. The Irkut performed a test flight on the 15th of February before having its documentation for a certificate of airworthiness submitted.
Yakutia Airlines has announced that it will resume flights to Anchorage in the state of Alaska in the United States. The flights will be carried out weekly with a flight time of 4 hours and 20 minutes.
It was announced that Russia's Yakutia Airline will resume weekly Ulan-Ude-Seoul seasonal Sukhoi Superjet 100 service May 29 through Sept 28.
Yakutia Airlines has made the decision to phase out its Bombardier Q400, half a decade after these aircraft entered service with the carrier. According to Federal Air Transport Agency’s records, as of March none of the three Q400s were flying for the airline. As well as the Q400 phase-out, Yakutia is facing several other fleet-related issues. For one, it needs to find a replacement for the obsolete Antonov An-24 aircraft This type will be gradually phased out in the beginning of the next decade.
Yakutia Airlines announced it was to launch weekly Vladivostok - Magadan Sukho Superjet 100 (SSJ100) service.