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Name: DALAVIA FAR EAST AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: KHV
Status: Operational
Region: CIS
City: KHABAROVSK
Country: RUSSIA
Employees 5000
Web: dalavia.ru
Email: dalavia@email.kht.ru
Telephone: +7 4212 39 2434
Fax: +7 4212 64 9036
Sita: KHVAPH8
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KHV-LOGO
KHV-SEP04

ESTABLISHED IN 1953. A K A KHABAROVSK AVIA, KHABAROVSK UNITED AIR DETACHMENT, DALNEVOSTOCHNYE AVIALINII, AND DALAVIA FAR EAST AIRWAYS. DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL (EAST SIBERIA), SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
KHABAROVSK AIRPORT
FAR EAST ZONE ATD
680012 KHABAROVSK, RUSSIA

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.

NOVEMBER 1997: SITA: KHVZHS.

OPERATES IN RUSSIA AND ASIA, MOSTLY ON BEHALF OF AEROFLOT (ARO). INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO GUANGZHOU, HARBIN, NIIGATA, AND SEOUL.

KHABAROVSK AIRLINES HAS BEEN FLYING 5 YEARS ON (ARO) CODE, BUT DOES NOT HAVE (FAA) PART 129, FOR ANCHORAGE TO SEATTLE. LANDING RIGHTS IN USA MAY BE SUSPENDED.

JANUARY 1999: CHANGED ITS NAME FROM "KHABAROVSK AVIATION ENTERPRISE" TO "DALAVIA."

APRIL 1998: NOW OPERATES AS "DAK - FAR EASTERN AVIATION."

APRIL 1999: (DAK) - FAR EASTERN AVIATION IS PARENT COMPANY OF MOST OF KHABAROVSK BASED SCHEDULED AND CHARTER AIRLINES, OPERATING ON REGIONAL AND TRUNK ROUTES.

SCHEDULED SERVICE TO ADLER/SOCHI, CHITA, EKATERINBURG, IRKUTSK, KIEV, KRASNODAR, MINERALNYE VODY, MOSCOW, NOVOSIBIRSK, OKHOTSK, OMSK, SAMARA, PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATS, ST PETERSBURG, TASHKENT, ULAN-UDE, VLADIVOSTOK, & YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK.

JUNE 2000: IN AUGUST 2000, TO GUANGZHOU (WEEKLY).

SITA: KHVZHS.

2 ORDERS (DECEMBER 2000) TU-214'S, TO REPLACE IL-62'S ON ROUTES TO MOSCOW, ALTHO THERE WILL BE AN APPROXIMATELY 40-PAX, PAYLOAD PENALTY FOR NONSTOP FLIGHTS. THE TU-214 IS THE HIGHER TAKE-OFF WEIGHT VERSION OF THE AVIADVIGATEL-POWERED TU-204 FAMILY.

MARCH 2001: 1ST TU-214 DELIVERY SOON, WITH 2ND IN JUNE 2001, TO FLY LONG-HAUL ROUTES, REPLACING ITS AGING IL-62M FLEET.

MAY 2001: YUZNO SAKHALINSK - MOSCOW.

1 TU-214 (RA-64502) DELIVERY, FINANCIAL LEASING 8 YEAR LEASED. TU-214 HAS A RANGE OF 3,890 NAUTICAL MILES. TO BE USED FOR SERVICES TO MOSCOW, AND CHARTER FLIGHTS TO CHINA, AND SOUTH KOREA.

AUGUST 2001: 1ST 6 MONTHS = .67 BILLION (RPK) (PASSENGER TRAFFIC), 189,000 PASSENGERS (PAX) (+19.1%).

AGREED TO LEASE +6 TU-214'S FOR TOTAL 8 FROM FINANCIAL LEASING COMPANY, WITH DELIVERY THROUGH 2005. AIRPLANES WILL BE LEASED FOR AN AVERAGE OF 12 YEARS, WITH MONTHLY PAYMENTS $300,000 EACH.

APRIL 2002: Based at Khabarovsk Airport.

1 ORDER TU-214.

August 2002: Dalavia (KHV)'s 2 Tu-214's fly only 140 hours/month, about half of what the company needs, to meet its lease payments, because of lack of spares.

December 2002: 1 TU-154M (92A-916, RA-85734), delivery.

October 2003: 3 orders (December 2003) Tu-214's from (KAPO) on lease from Finance Leasing Company.

December 2003: 1 Tu-154M (752) delivery.

July 2004: 2003 = 2.01 billion (RPK) passenger traffic (+1.8%); 72.8% LF load factor; 570,000 passengers (PAX) (+5.2%); 24.65 million (FTK) freight traffic (-11%).

August 2004: 2 An-26's (57303507, RA-26564; 67303909, RA-26571) deliveries.

March 2005: Tu-154M (961), ex-ChitaAvia.

July 2005: 5,000 employees.

December 2005: Dalavia Airlines (KHV) of Russia will launch 5x-monthly Vladivostok to Ho Chi Minh City service on December 19 aboard IL-62s.

March 2006: Russian airlines reported a combined -RUB2.2 billion/-$78.7 million drop in net profit in 2005, according to a statement from the Federal Air Transport Agency cited by Russian media. Revenues increased +10% to RUB180 billion against a +20% lift in costs. The number of passengers grew +3.9% to 35.1 million and passenger revenues rose +3.4%.

October 2006: Dalavia (KHV) operates scheduled and charter flights to destinations in Russia and Asia.

(IATA) Code: H8 - 560. (ICAO) Code: KHB (Callsign - KHABAROVSK AIR).

Parent organization/shareholders: Government owned (100%).

Main Base: Khabarovsk Novy Airport (KHV).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Anadyr; Barnaul; Blagoveschensk; Chelyabinsk; Chita; Ekaterinburg; Irkutsk; Khabarovsk; Komsomolsk Na Amure; Krasnodar; Krasnoyarsk; Magadan; Moscow; Novosibirsk; Okhotsk; Omsk; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky; Rostov; Samara; St Petersburg; Vladivostok; & Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

International, scheduled destinations: Tashkent.

November 2006: Aeroflot (ARO) is looking to consolidate the domestic airline industry further, according to (ARO) Chairman & (CEO) Valery Okulov, and will launch a regional carrier in eastern Russia, that will combine several smaller airlines and "quickly help to better organize air traffic in this area on both long-haul and local routes," he said on the company's website.

"This year we will grow +9% on international routes and +16% on the domestic network," Okulov said. "So we see our biggest growth within Russia, where we currently serve 25 destinations and where we want to increase our transport activity by +25%." That aim is behind the launch of a new regional carrier called "Aeroflot East," which will be based in Khabarovsk and combine smaller carriers Dalavia Far East Airways (KHV) and (SAT) Airlines (SKH). SAT (SKH) flies from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to 8 Siberian, 3 Japanese, 1 Chinese, and 2 Korean destinations. "We realized that foreign carriers have increased their activities in Russia by +14% and in the Far East by +18%. As a result, airlines from Russia have lost market share," he explained. Aeroflot East will operate both short- and long-haul routes. "1st we have to bring the new carrier to Aeroflot (ARO) standards. The program should be fully working within 2 years," Okulov said. (ARO) already operates subsidiaries Aeroflot-Don (DAU) in Rostov, and Aeroflot-Nord (AEN) in Arkhangelsk. It also has opened branches in Saint Petersburg and Magadan. It has a total market share in Russia of 60% on international routes but just 12% of the domestic market. "By 2010, we want to have a 30% share within Russia," he noted.

"The Russian airline industry is definitely fragmented. There are far too many airlines in the market, and that is why one of our goals is to take part in the consolidation of the industry," Okulov said. Aeroflot (ARO) currently holds 14% of the domestic market and flies to 25 destinations in Russia. Okulov said it is aiming for a 30% share by 2010. The next step is to expand European services and connect them more effectively via Moscow Sheremetyevo to the Far East. "We want to build a bridge between Europe and Asia. Our investment in the new Sheremetyevo 3 terminal is $150 million," he said. Russian banks have chipped in another $300 to $400 million. By November 30, 2007, all flights operated by (ARO) and its partners
will transfer to the new facility.

December 2006: Dalavia Far East Airways (KHV) is the customer for an additional 6 Sukhoi Superjets SSJ100s, plus 4 options, according to "Reuters." Dalavia (KHV) will join with (SAT) Airlines (SKH) to form regional carrier, Aeroflot East.

March 2007: Starting June 17th, Petropavlovsk to Anchorage, using Tu-204s.

March 2008: Technical problems will postpone delivery of the 1st Sukhoi Superjet indefinitely, the Russian manufacturer announced. First deliveries originally were slated to begin by late 2008. "The airplane is currently in the final testing stages and it will make its 1st flight within a month," Alexei Fyodorov, (CEO) of United Aircraft Building Corporation told "RIA Novosti." "Our specialists are working round the clock to meet our obligations to contractors." Recently, Superjet International (CEO) Alessandro Franzoni told the SpeedNews Commercial Aviation Suppliers Conference in Los Angeles that the regional jet's 1st flight was "imminent." To date, the 78/98-seat airplane family has garnered 73 firm orders +46 options, the bulk of them from Russian customers. The company hopes to market some 700 airplanes priced at $25 to $28 million. Program suppliers include Honeywell (SGC), Parker, Thales (THL), and Goodrich (BFG). The SaM 146 engine is supplied by Powerjet, a joint venture between Snecma and (NPO) Saturn.

October 2008: Russian aviation authorities grounded 9 airlines because of unpaid bills. They are Omskavia (omk), Interavia, Dalavia (KHV), Tesis, Vyborg, Aeroshchit, Irkutsk Bezbokov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, and Buguruslanskoye.

The new alliance created and controlled by the state and Russian Technologies (RT) to replace AiRUnion will comprise 10 regional airlines, be registered as a public corporation and eventually be called something other than Russia Airlines (a working name), (RT) head Sergei Chemezov told journalists, "The Moscow Times" reported. Moscow Vnukovo will be the carrier's principal base, with the Moscow city government holding the remaining 49% of the new company. It also will have bases in St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Khabarovsk. According to Kommersant, the 10 carriers are Atlant-Soyuz (AXX), Rossiya (SDM), Kavminvodyavia (KMV), Orenburg Airlines (ORB), Saratov Airlines (SOV), Vladivostok Avia (VLK), Dalavia (KHV), and former AiRUnion members KrasAir (ZXD), Domodedovo Airlines (DOD), and Samara (SMR). Director General nominee, Vitaly Vantsev said the airlines will begin code sharing in the upcoming winter schedule. He also said Atlant-Soyuz (AXX) and Vnukovo are negotiating with the government on reimbursement of RUB2 billion/$74.3 million spent transporting AiRUnion passengers, "Kommersant" reported.

November 2008: "Rosavia" is the official name of the new state-owned, Moscow-based airline, comprising 10 regional carriers (AXX), (SDM), (KMV), (ORB), (SOV), (VLK), (KHV), (ZXD), (DOD), (OMK), & (SMR), including the remnants of the AiRUnion alliance. Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov said Rosavia "will be a large, serious company with a powerful potential and will rival (ARO)," "Interfax" reported.

December 2008: Russia's treasury is set to provide RUB30 billion/$1.08 billion in soft loans to the air transport industry to help it through the current credit squeeze. Last month, the government established a state-backed dedicated relief facility to finance the working capital needs of a few major airlines. According to sources, the 5 carriers that transport >1 million passengers per year, with at least half on scheduled flights, are eligible to receive funds. The recipients identified to date by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov are Aeroflot (ARO), newly formed Rosavia ((AXX)/(SDM)/(ZXD)), and Transaero (TRX), a private operator of Russia's largest long-haul fleet. KD avia (KGD) Director Business Development, Mikhail Baskov said that his airline also is on the list given its role in serving the Kaliningrad exclave. "We firmly count on receiving up to RUB4 billion at an affordable interest rate."

Rosavia, the successor to the defunct KrasAir (ZXD)-led AirUnion alliance, has applied for RUB5 billion to carry it through its formation and allow it to maintain operability and meet growth rate targets in 2009.

The government made a decision in principle to subsidize carriers that provide domestic air services to remote regions, with particular recipients still to be selected. At the same time, civil aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya plans to tighten supervision over airlines' financial and operational performance. "We'll request them to report results before each summer and winter season," Deputy Chief Vladimir Chertok said. "If results worsen grossly, we'll consider suspending or annulling air licenses."

February 2009: Russia's Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) is intent on abolishing overflight fees charged to foreign airlines, which traditionally benefit Aeroflot (ARO). (FAS) Director, Igor Artemyev said that his agency has prepared a relevant draft decree to be submitted for government approval shortly. Since the late 1970s, foreign operators have been paying pro-rate charges for transiting airspace over Siberia on routes between Europe or North America and Asia. Under this practice, Aeroflot (ARO) receives substantial additional revenue, which industry experts estimate at $200 to $400 million per year. "We don't mean to harm Aeroflot (ARO) in any way, but that system of imposing feudal royalties is an absurdity and should be eliminated," Artemyev said.

Discussing the matter with Russian counterparts in 2005, European aviation authorities claimed that payments for rights to fly on trans-siberian routes cost (EU)-based carriers >€250 million annually. Founders of newly formed aviation holding, Rosavia also are lobbying against overflight charges, citing the advantage gained by Aeroflot (ARO), which Rosavia is designed to rival. The Transport Ministry, however, is opposed to scrapping the charges in the short term. Minister, Igor Levitin told reporters that the fees should remain in place at least until after 2014, when Russia will host the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

March 2009: Reports from Russian media sources said the new mega-airline called "Rosavia" won’t take flight until after the summer at the earliest. "Rosavia" is being cobbled together from a slew of bankrupt, ill-financed or otherwise unstable outfits from throughout Russia’s highly fragmented airline industry.

April 2009: Russian Technologies (RT), the state-owned controller of the newly established, Moscow Vnukovo-based "Russia Airlines" (or "Rosavia") plans to order 150 to 200 airplanes starting next year, (RT) head, Sergei Chemezov said, according to "Reuters." According to Chemezov, "Boeing (TBC) has promised to help us find credit in the USA. From next year, we would like to start buying airplanes . . . The most important question is where [we can] get the money."

February 2010: The Russian government announced plans to merge a series of smaller airlines, including St Petersburg-based Rossiya (SDM), into Aeroflot (ARO). Russian Transport Minister, Igor Levitin said the consolidation would lift (ARO)'s domestic market share to 30% to 35% from 15% to 20%, according to "RIA Novosti." Other carriers involved are Kavminvodyavia (KMV), Orenburg Airlines (ORB), Vladivostokavia (VLK), Saratov Airlines, and Sakhalin Airlines (SKH), according to "ITAR TASS." They originally were to be combined in a new state-owned carrier called Rosavia, plans for which now have been shelved.

Rossiya (SDM), Kavminvodyavia (KMV) and Orenburg Airlines (ORB), 3 of the 6 airlines scheduled to be combined with Aeroflot (ARO) under a Russian government plan announced this month, will be transitioned from state-owned enterprises into joint stock companies prior to the merger, "The Moscow Times" reported. The other 3, Vladivostokavia (VLK), Saratov Airlines and Sakhalin Airlines (SKH), already are joint stock companies. Transport Minister Igor Levitin said the stake sales will occur this year. He said the move is "compatible with the anti-monopoly regulations."

Fleet:
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KHV-IL-76M
KHV-IL-62M
KHV-TU-204

December 2017:

0 AN-24B (AI-24) (87304704, /68 RA-46565; 17307302, /71 RA-47831), RETIRED. 48Y.

1 AN-24B (AI-24) (99902003, /69 RA-471988), 48Y.

6 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (27308002, /72 RA-46474; 17307108, /71 RA-47819), 48Y.

2 AN-26 (AI-24VT) (9604, /80 RA-26000; 8408, /79 RA-26673), FREIGHTER.

2 AN-26 (AI-24VT) (57303507, RA-26564; 67303909, RA-26571), 2004-08, FREIGHTER.

1 AN-26B (AI-24VT) (11101, /81 RA-26058), FREIGHTER.

4 IL-62M (D-30KU) (2255719, /92 RA-86128; 2231505, /73 RA-86702) (4934512, RA-86503; TO TRETYAKOVO AIR 2002-05). 168Y.

1 IL-62M (D-30KU) (4255244, /92 RA-86131), 174Y OR 12F, 126Y.

1 IL-62M (D-30KU) (4934621, /90 RA-86504), 12F, 126Y; OR COMBI.

1 IL-62M (D-30KU) (2153347, /91 RA-86560), 102Y COMBI.

6/4 ORDERS (11/09) SUKHOI SUPERJET RJ100, 95Y.

1 TU-154B-1 (NK-8-2U) (178, /90 RA-85178; 216, /77 RA-85216), 178 RETIRED. 164Y.

2 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (477, /81 RA-85477), 164Y.

2 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (702, /84 RA-85607; 87A-752, /87 RA-85625, 2003-12), 164Y.

1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (814, /89 RA-85114), 2004-12. 164Y.

1 TU-154M (92A-916, RA-85734), 2002-12.

1 TU-154M (92A-934, RA-85752), EX-OMSKAVIA 2003-08.

1 TU-154M, EX-CHITAAVIA 2005-03.

2 +6 ORDERS TU-204-220.

3 + 5 ORDERS TU-214 (PS-90) (42625002, /01 RA-64502; 43103003, /01 RA-64503 "YURI VOROB'YOV;" 42305007, /03 RA-64507), FINANCIAL LEASING 12 YR LSD, 182Y.

Management:
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PAVEL SEVASTYANOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR (T: 7-4212) 372-577).

ALEXANDER KISELYOV, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR.

ALEXANDER DUBININ, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

ALEXANDER ISHUTKO, DEPUTY COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

YURI ANDRIUSHENKO, HEAD OF TRANSPORTATION.

 
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