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;

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Yakutia Air

Russian airline Yakutia Air has been approved by the US and Russian governments to operate scheduled passenger service between Eastern Russia and Alaska.  On July 12, the airline will inaugurate service between Anchorage and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. The new flights are expected to draw sports fishermen and adventure travelers to this isolated region, renowned for its pristine rivers, volcanoes, geysers and unique wildlife. The service is also welcomed by Alaskans, who share strong cultural and economic ties with Kamchatka and Eastern Russia. Yakutia Air will utilize Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the route. Flight time is about 4 ½-hours.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 18 and will be available through most global distribution systems and Yakutia Air’s representative in the US, InterPacific Aviation and Marketing.  A variety of Kamchatka tour and fishing packages are available through Yakutia Air travel partner Kamchatintour and other operators.  Kamchatintour will host a FAM trip for US tour operators on the inaugural flight. See AirRussia.US for more information.

Flights will operate on the following schedule:

Depart Petropavlovsk: Thursday, 9:30 PM
Arrive Anchorage: Thursday, 5:50 AM
Depart Anchorage: Thursday, 7:30 AM
Arrive Petropavlovsk: Friday, 8:00 AM

Yakutia Air is a regional Russian airline headquartered in the central Siberian city of Yakutsk, capital of the Republic of Sakha. It maintains hubs in Yakutsk, Moscow and Krasnodar, in Russia’s Black Sea resort area. The airline operates scheduled passenger service to more than 30 cities in Russia, Europe and Central Asia, carries 80,000 passengers per month, and employs 1400. It operates a fleet of modern aircraft, including Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft and Russian AN-140’s. It plans to expand its fleet with Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 aircraft in the near future. The airline’s maintenance facility at Yakutsk is specially designed to repair, maintain and test aircraft in extreme cold winter conditions for which the region is known. In December, 2011, Boeing tested its 747-8 here.

Yakutia Air’s codeshare partner in the Alaska-Kamchatka service is Vladivostok Air, a regional Russian airline based in Vladivostok, Russia. Vladivostok Air completed a merger with Aeroflot Russian Airlines in March, 2012.

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing (Seattle, USA) represents Yakutia Airlines and Vladivostok Air in North America, and provides a wide range of travel services. It specializes in travel between North America and the Russian Far East. For more information, see our web portal AirRussia.US.

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc.
World Trade Center East, 2211 Elliott Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA   98121  USA
TEL: 206-443-1614, FAX: 206-443-0954, www.AirRussia.US, FACEBOOK: AirRussiaUS, TWITTER: @AirRussiaUS

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