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Rebranded from Bugulma Air Enterprise (1995-2010)

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Bugulma (UUA)
Russia B
Europe B

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5 Countries served
29 Destinations served
47 Routes served




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  • Read more 26DEC2013: Ak Bars Aero wins Volga contract; to absorb Tatarstan Air's assets
    Ak Bars Aero (2B, Bugulma) has won a three year contract to operate subsidized intra-regional flights within the Volga Federal District. The carrier will operate the following routes out of Kazan Int'l: Kirov, Orenburg, Penza, Samara Kurumoch, Saransk and Saratov Tsentralny. Also included are Nizhnekamsk to Nizhniy Novgorod flights though Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan - Ufa are excluded from the contract. The announcement comes after the airline was recently audited by the Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia). Meanwhile, Ak Bars has also announced it will absorb the assets of Tatarstan Air (U9, Kazan Int'l) which is set to lose its Air Operators Certificate on December 31. Tatarstan Air's fleet consists of six A319-100s and two Tu-154Ms. According to an exclusive statement to ch-aviation by Tatarstan Air, the Tu-154M aircraft have already been transferred to Ak Bars Aero while its Cessna 208B Grand Caravans used on the regional flights mentioned above will be transferred to Ak Bars from December 31. The novation of the A319-100 lease agreements is not expected until January with two A319-100s already scheduled to move to Ak Bars Aero and negotiations taking place for another two.
  • Read more 05DEC2013: Rosaviatsia recommends suspension of Tatarstan Air's operating licence
    Tatarstan Air (U9, Kazan Int'l) could be grounded by Russia after a surprise inspection by the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) uncovered what it termed "significant shortcomings in the airline's organization of operational activities." In its report, which also included a review of Ak Bars Aero (2B, Bugulma), Rosaviatsia said violations were found primarily in the flight operations and personnel departments, and on that basis had recommended the suspension of Tatarstan Air's operating licence. As a direct consequence of the report, CEO Aksan Giniyatullin was fired by the airline's board on December 4. The sudden scrutiny comes after the recent crash at Kazan Int'l of Tatarstan Air's sole B737-500 which claimed the lives of all 50 people on board. Interfax news agency says a preliminary analysis of flight data has suggested that pilot error may have caused the Boeing 737 to make a vertical plunge into the ground after a first attempt at a landing was called off.
  • Read more 20OCT2013: Tatarstan Air to replace Ak Bars Aero on select Russian routes
    Tatarstan Air (U9, Kazan Int'l) is to replace Ak Bars Aero (2B, Bugulma) on selected routes out of Kazan Int'l with effect from October 27, 2013. AirlineRoute reports that the routes affected will be Kazan to Novosibirsk via Chelyabinsk and Kazan to Krasnodar. An Ak Bars Aero CRJ-200 currently operates on both routes and will continue to operate the services under a wet-lease agreement with Tatarstan Air.
  • Read more 26OCT2012: Tatarstan Air and Ak Bars Aero present fleet expansion plan
    Tatarstan Air (U9, Kazan Int'l) and its sister carrier Ak Bars Aero (2B, Bugulma) have presented a joint fleet expansion plan. Tatarstan Air plans to add A320-200s and additional A319-100s to replace its B737-400 and two B737-500s. It already operates two A319-100s and aims to operate a total of 10 A320 family aircraft by 2015. Ak Bars plans to increase its CRJ-200 fleet from 13 to 35 aircraft in the same timeframe.
  • Read more 19FEB2012: Tatarstan Air News Update
    Tatarstan Air (U9, Kazan Int'l) and Ak Bars Aero (2B, Bugulma) are expected to be merged in 2012 based on an announcement made by the regional government of Tatarstan which owns 50% of Tatarstan Air and 46.13% of Ak Bars.


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Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age P  
CRJ-20017 17hiddenhidden
Tu-1542 2hiddenhidden
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.


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