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Formed and started operations in 1988. Scheduled and charter, domestic, regional, and international, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Prospect TRUDA 123
Voronezh, Central Regions Zone ATD, 394019, 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.
July 2005: 767-2Q8ER (272-24448, N330LF), (ILF) leased.
September 2005: 251 employees (including 44 Flight Crew (FC), 26 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 67 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
November 2005: Will use its recently acquired 767-2Q8ER to launch transatlantic flights from Russia to the USA, via Shannon. 6 orders Saab 2000's bought from Swiss (CSR) to launch new rtegional passenger operations.
February 2006: Polet Airlines (PLT) will inaugurate nonstop service from Moscow Domodedovo to Dublin on March 10th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week, on Mondays/Fridays, using a Yak-42D.
6 Saab 2000's (029, HB-IZO; 057, HB-IYB; 058, HB-IYC - see photo; 059, HB-IYD; 060, HB-IYE; 061, HB-IYF), bought from Swiss (CSR).
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%.
June 2006: Polet Airlines (PLT) has expanded its passenger network with new flights from its Veronezh base to both Milan and Prague. The European routes are being served using one of two Yak-42's introduced into its fleet last year.
December 2006: Polet Airline (PLT) operates a worldwide cargo and domestic passenger, charter, jet airplane service from Voronezh, as well as regional passenger and cargo jet airplane service from Sokol.
(IATA) Code: YQ - 342. (ICAO) Code: POT (Callsign - POLET).
Parent organization/shareholders: Anatoly Karpov (100%).
Owns: Voronezhavia (24%).
Main Base: Voronezh airport (VOZ).
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Lipetsk; Moscow; St Petersburg; Ulyanovsk; & Voronezh.
International scheduled destinations: Baku; Dublin; Milan; Munich; & Prague.
October 2009: The new high-speed “falcon” train will cut the Moscow - St Petersburg journey to less than four hours.
December 2009: Polet Cargo Airlines (PLT) has placed a second Il-96-400T (01002, RA-96102) into operation, flying between Ulyanovsk, Tianjin, and Novosibirsk.
July 2010: 2 Saab 340Bs (232, VQ-BGC; 250, VQ-BGD), American Eagle leased, ex-(N232AE) & (N250AE).
September 2010: Polet Airlines (PLT) has placed its first Saab 340 turboprop into passenger operation. Its first scheduled flights with the type took place on August 16, departing Moscow bound for Lipetsk, Belgorod, and Ulyanovsk.
October 2010: Polet Airlines (PLT) has launched scheduled air cargo services from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) airport to China and Germany using Il-96-400Ts. These are operated twice a week linking (DME) with Munich and Shanghai. A 4th IL-96-400T is due in March 2011.
August 2013: Polet (PLT) General Manager and majority shareholder, Anatoly Karpov, says (PLT) is considering the possibility of purchasing "at least" five 150-seat medium-haul A320s or 737s before April 2014 to help satisfy market demand for charter flights from Voronezh Chertovitskoye to Greece, Spain, and Turkey. (PLT) says it is "looking for" funds and suppliers, with negotiations said to be "in progress". However, the project does hinge on Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) certifying Voronezh Chertovitskoye airport for A320/737 operations, a development Mr Karpov believes should be in place by the end of August. Though more well-known for its heavy-lift freighter fleet of two An-124s, Polet (PLT) also operates two An-148-100s, five Saab 2000s and five Saab 340Bs.
November 2013: Polet Airlines (PLT) commenced operations on its first international route from St Petersburg (LED) on November 3rd. (PLT), which already serves the Russian cities of Voronezh and Belgorod (each with twice-weekly frequencies) from the airport, added Vilnius (VNO), the capital of Lithuania, to its offering there. Twice-weekly frequencies are offered on the 650 km route, which is operated using Saab 2000s.
December 2014: Russia's Voronezh-based Polet Airline (PLT) has stopped scheduled passenger flights, but plans to resume scheduled services by the end of the year.
January 2015: Russia's federal air transport agency, Rosaviatsia has suspended air operator's certificates (AOCs) for Polet Airlines (PLT), Air Samara (SMR) and Russkoye Nebo.
Polet (PLT)'s (AOC) was suspended because of the company's financial deterioration, authorities said. According to Rosaviatsia, a deteriorating financial situation can influence the airline's safety. Earlier in December, Voronezh-based (PLT) stopped scheduled passenger flights, but had planned to resume scheduled services before the end of 2014. At the time, (PLT)'s (CEO) Anatoly Karpov, who owns 100% of (PLT) shares, said he was searching for new investors to stabilize the airline's financial situation; Karpov said he was ready to sell up to 49% of his shares in the company.
Rosaviatsia said Air Samara (SMR)'s (AOC) was suspended because the airline failed to comply with rules on flight information collection and analysis, which led to the November 25, 2014 accident in which an Air Samara (SMR) Beechcraft King Air 350i performed a hard landing without landing gear at Samara airport. There were no passengers on board as the airplane performed the technical flight, and the pilots (FC) were not hurt. In April 2014, it was announced that Kolavia Airline (KLV), operating under the MetroJet brand, planned to merge with Air Samara (SMR). In May 2014, Air Samara (SMR) encountered problems with its (AOC) application, which were later resolved, and the airline was able to launch regional flights.
Russkoye Nebo's (AOC) was suspended because of the airline's application, likely due to its poor profitability prospects in Russia's air freight marketplace. The Domodedovo-based carrier performs charter cargo flights with its Ilyushin Il-76 fleet.
In December, Rosaviatsia canceled (AOC)s for Bylina Airline and Moskovia Airline (GAI). The (AOC)s were canceled after three months following their suspension, according to Russian regulations.
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PLT-AN-30 RA-30024 JUL07
1 767-2Q8ER (CF6-80C2B4) (272-24448, /89 N330LF), (ILF) LSD 2005-07. VIP.
6 SAAB 2000 (AE2100A) (029, /95 VP-; 057, /98 VP-; 058, /98 VP-BPN - SEE PHOTO; 059, /99 VP-BPP; 060, /99 VP-BPQ; 061, /99 VP-), BF (CSR) 2006-02. 50Y.
4 SAAB 340B (211, VQ-BQB; 218, VQ-BGF; 232, VQ-BGC; 250, VQ-BGD), AMERICAN EAGLE LSD 2010-07. EX-(N211NE), (N218AE), (N232AE), & (N250AE).
2 AN-124 RUSLAN (D-18T) (19530502033, /89 RA-82024; 19530502127, /90 RA-82026), FREIGHTER.
6 AN-124-100 RUSLAN (D-18T) (9773053616017, /86 RA-82010; 9773054732039, /87 RA-82014; 9773051359127, /93 RA-82068; 9773053459147, /94 RA-82075; 9773054459151, /95 RA-82077; 9773051462161, /04 RA-82080 - SEE PHOTO - "PLT-AN-124-100"), 120T FREIGHTER.
5 ORDERS (2012) AN-124-150M. FREIGHTER.
4 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (47309608, /74 RA-46676; 47309901, /74 RA-46690; 67310507, /76 RA-47321; 57310406, /75 RA-48096), 48Y.
3 AN-30 (AI-24T) (0502, /74 RA-30024; 0910, /75 RA-30048; 1201, /77 RA-30062), SURVEY/COMBI.
3 +1 ORDER (2011-03) IL-96-400T (01002, RA-96102 - - SEE PHOTO - - "PLT-IL-96-400T-2009-10"), FREIGHTER
3 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9340332, /73 RA-87372; 0530642, /75 RA-87541; 9331430, /73 RA-87845), 30Y.
2 YAK-40K (AI-25) (9720954, /77 RA-87905; 9642050, /76 RA-88231), 32Y.
2 YAK-42D (D-36) (4520421708285, /87 RA-42343; 11140804, /81 RA-42542), AVIATECHNOLOGIA LSD. 120Y OR 16C, 84Y.
ANATOLY KARPOV, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & GENERAL DIRECTOR (OWNER), OWNS 100% OF (PLT)'S SHARES.
RIMMA BRENER, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR.
ANATOLY KOKALIN, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR.
BORIS NAGINSKY, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.
ANDREY GOROKHOV, ASSOCIATE GENERAL DIRECTOR.
ANDREY GOROKHOV, ASSOCIATE GENERAL DIRECTOR.