Yamal Airlines (YC, Salekhard) is considering an order for Russian MC-21-300 jets, the governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, which owns the carrier, has said in an interview with Kommersant.

According to Dmitry Kobylin, Yamal's fleeting strategy includes the use of Russian-manufactured aircraft. According to the ch-aviation fleet database, Yamal Airlines uses a fleet of seven SSJ 100/95s alongside various other Western-manufactured models. It took the delivery of the first aircraft of the type in 2016 and the following six in February 2017.

Yamal Airlines is a publicly-owned operator in the sparsely inhabited autonomous district in north-western Siberia. It operates primarily out of the district's capital, Salekhard, as well as out of Tyumen, Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo and Moscow Domodedovo.

The Irkut MC-21-300 flew for the first time in May 2017. Entry into service is planned tentatively for 2019 with Aeroflot. So far the aircraft has been ordered mostly by Russian companies, excluding ten jets ordered by AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines and Cairo Aviation each.