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Azur Air

Katekavia
IATA
ZF
ICAO
KTK[1]
Callsign
-
Founded 1995
Fleet size 17
Destinations 5
Headquarters Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Website http://www.katekavia.ru/

Katekavia (Russian: Катэкавиа) is a regional airline in Russia. Initially it was based out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport, the domestic airport serving Krasnoyarsk, and its destinations were all within the Krasnoyarsk Krai.[2] In April 2014 the airline commenced scheduled flights between larger Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport and further cities in Siberia: Surgut and Tomsk.

Katekavia Antonov An-24RV

Contents

  • History 1
  • Destinations 2
  • Codeshare agreements 3
  • Fleet 4
  • Incidents 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The airline started operations in 1995 and operates regional flights out of Krasnoyarsk Cheremshanka Airport and Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport.[3][4] The airline also operates charter services to Siberia and Yakutia.

It carried around 122,000 passengers in 2009,[5] and in 2010 started to acquire larger aircraft, mainly the Tupolev Tu-134. As of 3 April 2014, it has three Tupolev Tu-134s.[4]

The airline received international media and social media attention in 2014, when a video emerged of passengers on a scheduled flight from Igarka to Krasnoyarsk disembarking pre-departure to push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees celsius after its chassis froze[6].

Destinations

As of April, 2014, Katekavia flies from its bases in Krasnoyarsk to:[2]

Codeshare agreements

Katekavia has codeshare agreements with the following airlines (as of July 2014):

Fleet

As of April, 2014, the Katekavia fleet with an average age of 39.6 years consisted of the following:[4][7]

Incidents

  • On 3 August 2010, a Katekavia Antonov An-24 crashed on approach to Igarka Airport, killing twelve people. The crash was caused by pilot error. As a result of the crash, the Russian government started to investigate how Katekavia operated their flights.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Airlines-Inform - Katekavia". Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Авиакомпания «КАТЭКАВИА»: регулярные и чартерные перевозки по России, доставка грузов, самолёты в аренду". Katekavia.ru. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Katekavia". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "russianplanes.net ✈ наша авиация". russianplanes.net. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Death toll in Russia's East Siberia passenger jet crash rises to 12 (Update-4), RIAN, 2010-08-02
  6. ^ "Passengers forced to push their frozen plane in Siberia". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Авиакомпания «КАТЭКАВИА»: регулярные и чартерные перевозки по России, доставка грузов, самолёты в аренду". Katekavia.ru. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Crash: Katekavia AN24 at Igarka on Aug 3rd 2010, impacted ground short of runway". Aviation Herald. 2010-08-02. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

External links

  • (Russian) Katekavia official website
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