Khabarovsk, January 19 – The government of the Khabarovsk region reports that the airline “Khabarovsk Airlines” has become part of the only Far Eastern airline, and the corresponding agreement was signed on Thursday.
According to Irina Gorbacheva, Minister of Transport and Land Services of the region, the participation of JSC Khabarovsk Airlines in Far Eastern Airlines will help achieve the goals of the region’s development program “Land of Comfortable Life” in terms of purchasing aircraft and increasing passenger traffic within the region.
Avrora Airlines will become the main customer of the LMS-901 Baikal aircraft, the production center of which will appear in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. On behalf of the regional governor, the regional airline Khabarovsk Airlines will become the first operator of LMS- 901 Baikal aircraft. Plans to operate entirely domestically produced aircraft produced by the new Sukhoi Superjet.
Since July 2021, one airline has added 20 additional supported routes. Residents of the Khabarovsk Territory can use subsidized airline tickets to Yakutsk, Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Anadyr and other cities and towns of the Far East. Further expansion of the road network is planned. As indicated by the authorities of the region, Khapavia has already been largely integrated into the operational activities of a single airline in the Far East. Last year, the domestic airline operated 152 flights and carried 3.7 thousand passengers on socially significant routes of the united Far Eastern Airlines.
The signed agreement also provides opportunities for the integration of Khabarovsk Airlines into the Aurora Airlines Group. Earlier in 2022, similar shareholder agreements were signed with the Kamchatka Territory in relation to JSC Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise, the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in relation to JSC ChukotAvia, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in relation to JSC Yakutia Airlines. Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2021 on the basis of Avrora Airlines JSC with the merger of regional airlines.