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Formed in 1999 and based in Irkutsk, Russia, IrAero operates domestic and international scheduled passenger alongside charter services since 2006 and before that the airline would operate cargo flights. IrAero is currently the leading carrier of its region. The airline operates out of its hub base at Irkutsk International Airport (IKT), near the Irkutsk.

Overall, the airline has a fleet of 31 aircraft in service ranging from Antonov, Boeing 777, Bombardier, Sukhoi and Irkutsk that can in total carry 3,820 passengers at one time.

IrAero currently operates 60 regularly scheduled flights within Russia, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia..

Looking for flights in and around Central Asia? IrAero operates private charter and scheduled passenger flights to areas within central Asia and China.

Baggage Policy

IrAero has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers travelling in economy class are permitted one 5kg piece of hand luggage. Those travelling in premium, or Business Class are permitted one 10kg piece of hand luggage. No item of carry-on baggage must exceed 115cm total combined dimensions, of 55 x 40 x 20cm.

Checked Baggage

Passengers travelling with an Economy Class ticket are permitted one piece of 20kg of checked luggage. Passengers in Premium and Business C Class are permitted 1 x 30kg checked luggage, and those passengers travelling with a Business D Class ticker are permitted 2 x 30kg pieces checked luggage.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

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Destinations that IrAero flies to

IrAero flies to some international destinations, and many domestic destinations within Russia.

In May 2019, this airline announced they were to begin new flights to Penza in the Penza Oblast from Sochi. This commenced on 25th May 2019, and will operate a 2 weekly service. It is expected this route will be on the Sukhoi SuprtJet SSJ100 aircraft.

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Hub Airport

International Airport Irkutsk

Irkutsk International Airport is an international airport located just outside Irkutsk, Russia. The airport serves over 2.2 million passengers each year. The airport is located 10km east of Irkutsk.

The airport is also a hub for Angara Airlines but operates services for a number of airlines including Nordwind AirlinesS7 AirlinesUral AirlinesYakutia Airlines and Utair.


As of April 2021, the airline operates a fleet of 31 aircraft. All ranging from Antonov, Boeing 777, Bombardier, Sukhoi and Irkutsk.