Easier US-Russia Visa Program Begins September 9, 2012

An historic U.S.-Russia visa agreement entered into effect September 9, 2012. The agreement benefits business travelers and tourists in both countries. The agreement allows Russian and American citizens to get three-year multi-entry visas under which they can stay for up to six consecutive months. It also eliminates Russia’s requirement that visitors get a letter of invitation, although tourists will still …

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Direct Flights Reopen Kamchatka Peninsula to Alaskans by Rene E. Limeres

Direct Flights Reopen Kamchatka Peninsula to Alaskans by Rene E. Limeres Imagine if you will, all you Alaskans (and Outsiders) who flock to the Kenai each summer, if the Peninsula jutted some 750 miles into the North Pacific , and was the size of Nevada. Picture a rugged spine of ancient mountains running up its center, with hundreds of swift, …

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Air Cargo Service Inaugurated

Yakutia Airlines Transports New Windshield for Stranded Cessna. Yakutia Airlines inaugurated cargo service last week on its Alaska-Kamchatka route by delivering a critical item – a replacement windshield for a Cessna Citation Mustang. The light jet was on an around-the-world trip when it incurred damage to its windshield and was left grounded at the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport. Logistics company BDP International …

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Yakutia Airlines joins Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)

Yakutia Airlines is proud to announce that it has joined Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) effective July 30. Travel agencies in North America are now able to book and settle travel on flights throughout the airline’s vast route system, which extends from Anchorage, Alaska, throughout Russia to Central Asia, the Black Sea and Europe. Yakutia Airlines carries more than 80,000 passengers …

Press Release: Yakutia Airlines’ Inaugural Flight

(Anchorage, Alaska, July 9, 2012) –Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is pleased to announce that Yakutia Airlines’ inaugural flight will arrive on Thursday, July 12, 2012. For full text, please click here.

Press Release: Air Route Between Alaska and Russian Far East Reestablished

Yakutia Air to operate weekly summer service to Kamchatka, Russia’s adventure travel capital DATE: May 17, 2012 CONTACT: Mark Dudley, Regional Director, InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc., Tel: 206-443-1614; sales@airrussia.us To view Yakutia Airlines Fact Sheet, please click here. Russian airline Yakutia Air has been approved by the US and Russian governments to operate scheduled passenger service between Eastern Russia and …

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Alaska-Kamchatka Service, Summer 2012

Eastern Russia’s premier air carrier Yakutia Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation for approval to provide scheduled and charter air transportation between Russia and the United States, with the intention to commence weekly service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, on July 12, 2012. Yakutia plans to serve the route with its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. …