Azimuth Airlines takes off

Azimuth Airlines starts regular flights

Photo: Andrew Khachatryan

On the morning of September 21, the SSJ-100 aircraft, registered RA-89079, performed the airline’s inaugural flight A4201 from Rostov-on-Don (“Rostov”) to Moscow. At 09:30 a.m. the aircraft succesfully landed at the Moscow Vnukovo International Airport, where it was welcomed with a traditional water salute.

Altogether, Azimuth Airlines is planning to operate four daily flights to/from Moscow: Rostov-Moscow in the morning with the return flight late in the evening, as well as a turnaround flight from Moscow to Omsk in the midday.

Photo: Andrew Khachatryan

The airline’s overall route network also includes flights from Rostov to St. Petersburg, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Makhachkala and Novosibirsk, as well as flights from Krasnodar to St. Petersburg and Makhachkala.

Due to its attractive tickets prices, Azimuth Airlines has good chances to generate substantial demand among travelers: firstly, the carrier mainly chose routes in high demand and, secondly, the ticket prices start from as low as 888 RUB (12 EUR) regardless of destination, while the fee already includes 10 kg of hand luggage

inSKY believes that such a pricing policy can make Azimuth Airlines attractive in the eyes of potential passengers compared to other carriers operating on these routes. It is also possible that the carrier will achieve its target of 70 thousand carried passengers before the end of this year.

Currently, Azimuth operates three SSJ-100 aircraft: RA-89079 and RA-89080, both of which have been recently delivered from the factory, as well as RA-89036 that was originally planned for UTair, but operated for Yamal Airlines from May 2016 to June 2017.

Azimuth Airlines has a contract with the State Transport Leasing Company for the lease of a total of eight SSJ-100. The delivery of the remaining aircraft is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

inSKY congratulates Azimuth Airlines on commencing regular operations and wishes clear sky and safe landings.