RusLine
РусЛайн
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IATA ICAO Callsign
7R RLU RUSLINE AIR
[citation needed]
Founded1999
Operating basesMoscow-Vnukovo
Secondary hubs
Fleet size14
Destinations30
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Websitewww.rusline.aero

RusLine (Russian: Авиакомпания «РусЛайн», Aviakompanija «RusLajn») is a regional airline from Russia, which operates mostly domestic regional flights, as well as holiday charters. Its headquarters are located in the Omega Plaza (Омега Плаза) business centre in Moscow, Russia.[2]

History

The RusLine logo used until 2010, when the branding acquired from Air Volga was adopted
The RusLine logo used until 2010, when the branding acquired from Air Volga was adopted

The company was founded in 1999 as Aerotex Airlines and was originally based at Sheremetyevo International Airport.[3] In March 2013, it was renamed to today's RusLine, which coincided with a move to Vnukovo International Airport shortly after.[3]

On 1 April 2010, RusLine acquired the assets and brand name of bankrupt Air Volga. This included six Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft,[4] and Air Volga's base at Volgograd International Airport.[3]

Originally, the airline operated several ageing Soviet-built aircraft. The first Western airliner, a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ100, was introduced with RusLine in February 2008. Over the following years, further planes of that type (all of which had been acquired second-hand) were added.[5] In April 2012, RusLine took delivery of two larger Airbus A319 aircraft formerly owned by easyJet[5] in order to address the growing demand for charter flights.

Route network

A RusLine Yakovlev Yak-40 approaching Sheremetyevo International Airport (2005).
A RusLine Yakovlev Yak-40 approaching Sheremetyevo International Airport (2005).
A RusLine Bombardier CRJ200 at Ust-Kut Airport, featuring the livery and brand name taken over from Air Volga (2011).
A RusLine Bombardier CRJ200 at Ust-Kut Airport, featuring the livery and brand name taken over from Air Volga (2011).
A RusLine Bombardier CRJ100 at aircraft maintenance (2019).
A RusLine Airbus A319 at Antalya Airport, painted in the livery acquired from Air Volga
A RusLine Airbus A319 at Antalya Airport, painted in the livery acquired from Air Volga

As of February 2013, RusLine operates scheduled flights to the following destinations.[6]

Country City Airport Notes
 Kazakhstan Aktau Aktau Airport
 Kazakhstan Aktobe Aktobe Airport
 Lebanon Beirut Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport
 Russia Belgorod Belgorod International Airport
 Russia Elista Elista Airport
 Russia Gelendzhik Gelendzhik Airport
 Russia Irkutsk Irkutsk International Airport [1]
 Russia Ivanovo Ivanovo Airport
 Russia Izhevsk Izhevsk Airport
 Russia Kaluga Grabtsevo Airport
 Russia Kirov Pobedilovo Airport [7]
 Russia Krasnodar Pashkovsky Airport
 Russia Lipetsk Lipetsk Airport
 Russia Yoshkar-Ola Yoshkar-Ola Airport
 Russia Makhachkala Uytash Airport
 Russia Mineralnye Vody Mineralnye Vody Airport
 Russia Moscow Vnukovo International Airport Hub
 Russia Nadym Nadym Airport
 Russia Nizhnekamsk/Naberezhnye Chelny Begishevo Airport
 Russia Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport
 Russia Penza Penza Airport [8]
 Russia Petrozavodsk Petrozavodsk Airport
 Russia Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Hub
 Russia Samara Kurumoch International Airport
 Russia Saransk Saransk Airport [9]
 Russia Saratov Saratov Gagarin Airport
 Russia Sochi Sochi International Airport
 Russia Ufa Ufa International Airport
 Russia Ulan-Ude Baikal International Airport [1]
 Russia Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk Baratayevka Airport
 Russia Volgograd Gumrak Airport Hub
 Russia Vorkuta Vorkuta Airport
 Russia Voronezh Voronezh International Airport
 Russia Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport Hub

Fleet

Current fleet

As of July 2022, the RusLine fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

RusLine fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ100ER 9 50
Bombardier CRJ200ER 5 50
Total 14

Historic fleet

Over the years, the following aircraft types were operated:

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (February 2013)
Aircraft Introduced Retired
Airbus A319-100[5] 2012 2013
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia[11] 2011 2015
Tupolev Tu-134[3] 1997 2011
Yakovlev Yak-40[3] 1997 2011

Accidents and incidents

The wreckage of Flight 243.
The wreckage of Flight 243.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Авиакомпания "РусЛайн" начинает базироваться в Улан-Удэ и запускает новый рейс в Иркутск". airportbaikal.ru. 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "КОНТАКТЫ." RusLine. Retrieved on 21 June 2011. "КОНТАКТЫ ГОЛОВНОЙ ОФИС Адрес: 115280, г. Москва, ул. Ленинская слобода, д.19, бизнес-центр «Омега Плаза»"
  3. ^ a b c d e "ATDB.aero aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank". aerotransport.org. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "List of the Bombardier CRJ200s operated by Air Volga, at planespotters.net". planespotters.net. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "RusLine fleet list at planespotters.net". planespotters.net. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2016-07-07.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Из кировского аэропорта Победилово вылетел первый рейс в Петербург". ИТАР-ТАСС. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Авиарейсы из Пензы в Москву будет выполнять компания "РусЛайн"". Правительство Пензенской области, официальный портал. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (17 May 2019). "RusLine expands Adler/Sochi network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  10. ^ "planespotters.net".
  11. ^ AviaPort digest (in Russian)
  12. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev 134A-3 RA-65691 Petrozavodsk Airport (PES)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Crash: Rusair T134 at Petrozavodsk on Jun 20th 2011, impacted road short of runway". The Aviation Herald. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.

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