Moscow Domodedovo-based Region-Avia, which had been operating the first four of a large planned fleet of 30-seat EMB-120 turboprops on lease from Pimegal Consultants, suspended its own regional services last December. The carrier has however retained its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and plans to continue flying its bright orange-painted Brasilias for expanding carrier RusLine, in a deal which is currently being brokered by Renova, the company which operates Ekaterinburg Airport. If the deal is successful, Ekaterinburg would be the base for new RusLine regional services utilising the Region-Avia fleet. RusLine has recently acquired Air Volga and now operates a fleet of eight CRJ-200ER and one CRJ-100ER regional jets after adopting the Air Volga brand for all regional services, which are operated from hubs at Domodedovo, Ekaterinburg and Volgograd.
Fri, Feb 11 2011 5:26 PM
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Filed under: Airlines Suspending Operations, Embraer, CRJ-200ER, EMB-120, Air Volga, CRJ-100ER, Ekaterinburg, Pimegal Consultants, Region-Avia, Renova, RusLine