Formed and started operations in 2006. A K A Bashkortostan Air. Associated with VIM Airlines (MOV). International, charter, passenger, jet airplane services.
PO Box 24, Bulgakovo Village
Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan), 450501, Russia
The Republic of Bashkortostan is one of the autonomous "republics" in the Russian Federation. The Republic of Bashkortostan was established in 1991, it covers an area of 143,600 sq km, its population is 4 million, its capital city is Ufa, and its official languages are Bashkirian and Russian.
Russia (Russian Federation) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 17,075,400 sq km, its population is 148.4 million, its capital city is Moscow, and its official language is Russian.
April 2006: Formed as a joint venture between VIM Airlines (MOV) and the regional Bashkortostan government, initially as a competitor and later as a successor to BAL Bashkirian Airlines, which ceased operations and was declared bankrupt.
757-23N (30232, EI-LTO), ex-ATA Airlines (AAT), VIM Airlines (MOV) leased, delivery - see photo. Painted in the blue, white and green colors of Bashkortostan's state flag. Operated ite maiden flight between Ufa and Moscow. Will add +2 more 757-200s as part of a fleet of 11 airplanes planned by year end, including Russian types.
June 2008: Air Bashkortostan (BSH) operates domestic and regional jet airplane services, plus international flights to destinations in Eastern Russia, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Employees = 101.
(IATA) Code: ZU - 894. (ICAO) Code: BBT - (Callsign - AGYDAL).
Main Base: Ufa International Airport (UFA).
October 2008: 757-23N (30232), sold to GainJet Aviation (GNJ) as (SX-RFA).
February 2010: Air Bashkortostan (BSH) will continue to operate scheduled charter services in cooperation with VIM Airlines (MOV).
November 2011: Rosaviatsia (Russia’s Department of Aviation/Ministry of Transport) has prohibited VIM Airlines (MOV), the ninth biggest carrier in Russia, from flying to European Union (EU) countries.
(MOV) spokeswoman, Elena Fedorova confirmed that (MOV) received a wire from authorities stating (MOV)’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) restriction forbids it to fly to Europe with 757-200s. But Fedorova said (MOV) has not received the official document from Rosaviatsia yet. (MOV)’s fleet consists of 11 757-200s.
In the winter season, (MOV) has scheduled flights to Spain, Italy, Greece, and Switzerland.
There were no official comments on Rosaviatsia’s decision but apparently authorities can forbid (MOV) flights to Europe because of unsatisfactory Safety Assessment of Foreign Airplane results after inspection of one of (MOV)’s airplanes in Europe. (MOV) is negotiating with (EU) authorities to settle the problem. (MOV)'s representatives hope to resolve the problem within the next few weeks.
According to an (MOV) spokeswoman, all passengers who bought tickets on European flights will be carried by Air Bashkortostan (BSH), which belongs to (MOV) owners. (BSH) is based in Ufa (Bashkiria) Airport and Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Fedorova said that (BSH) has the rights to fly on these routes and has replaced (MOV) on several past flights.
February 2014: Out of business.