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First "Airline 400" then "Red Wings Airlines" what's next?

First "Airline 400" then "Red Wings Airlines" what's next?


 There is one interesting company in the Russian airline registry: Red Wings Airlines. It is interesting many facts of their history.

«Red Wings Airlines» established on the turn of the century and then called downtime unpretentious "Airlines 400». Why 400, nobody knows. In 2007 year it acquired its present name «RWA».

In 2009-2010, she becomes a carrier of the Russian national team. In 2013 year, the airline owned by Alexander Lebedev, owner of the National Reserve Corporation was sold for 1 (one) ruble group "gut." The fact is that after a plane crash in December 2012 years, with the rollout of the aircraft outside the band and fire on board, the action has been suspended operator's Federal Air Transport Agency. The company is experiencing hard times.

red wings Salon

All aircraft airline, which 9 Tu-204Are leased. The lessor remains the same, the company "Ilyushin Finance", is still a member of the NRC. Aviation experts noted inappropriate use of aircraft of the same type in different directions. But the "Red Wings" Use only-204. In the summer of 2013 years, "Wings" again resumed flights, received the certificate Federal Air Transport Agency.

While still in the spring of the same year, air transport market experts believe that after a strong blow to the image of the airline will not be able to recover.


Expert Boris Rybak from Infomost believed Business

model of commercially untenable.



Oleg Panteleyev (the head of intelligence, "airport") considered

that the company "will extend" only with a tour operator,

the presence of new aircraft, and only in the low-budget segment of the market.


 Now the airline flies from Domodedovo and other cities in the resort direction, as well as to Ufa, Omsk, Kaliningrad and is among the largest airlines in Russia.

Red Wings view from the window

 Today, on the basis of Red Wings Airlines, the government is considering the possibility of creating a PMU for flights to the Crimea. Planned surcharge carriers from the state budget to create low-cost airlines in this direction. The possibility of allocating up to 3 billion rubles to support the air carrier and to purchase or lease domestic airliners is likely.

 And the feedback from passengers about this carrier is, as always, quite polar. For 5-7 laudatory reviews, one review can be in very strong terms. Much still depends on the crew, the airline representative at the airport (who is often not easy to find), and the mood of the reviewers themselves.

 Soft landings for all of us.

Valery Smirnov specifically for