Posted on: 13 April 2010 by Mark Howells
Ak Bars Aero of Bugulma, Tatarstan, Russia, has begun to operate a previously owned 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 LR under lease agreement with a third party.
The carrier’s aircraft inaugurated service with its first scheduled flight from Begishevo Airport, Naberezhnye Chelny to Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow.
Ak Bars Aero (previously Bugulma Aviation Enterprise) is the fourth airline to operate the CRJ200 in Russia. The airline has stated that it intends to add another four of the type to its fleet in the near future.
“The CRJ100/200 aircraft has the capability to serve many routes in Russia, and we are confident that its excellent economics and operational flexibility will contribute to the growth and development of Ak Bars Aero,” said Rod Sheridan, vice-president, asset management group, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.