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SAT becomes aviapodvozchikom for “ Aeroflot “

Open Society “ the Sakhalin air routes “ (SAT) are ready to become the base company for creation of uniform regional airline of the Far East. “ the governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Horoshavin has addressed to the minister of transport of the Russian Federation with the initiative to support idea of creation of the regional Far East company on the basis of SAT. Now this question is studied at level of the ministry of transport and Rosaviation “ - the first deputy of general director SAT Andrey Kolesnik has informed yesterday. He has noticed that “ our governor and a number of governors of other Far East subjects this idea already is required to spend huge work as it is necessary to reach understanding at level of subjects DFO, but support completely “.

By words g - on Kolesnika, at executive power level it is necessary to reach understanding dotatsionnosti intraregional transportations that they were accessible at cost for the population and were not unprofitable for airline. “ the regional company should bring up passengers from regions for dalnemagistralnogo a carrier, is now accurately designated that “Aeroflot“ as actives SAT are given under control of this company will be such main carrier. Thus, the project has developed in a single whole, I think that dynamics of creation of the regional Far East company will be positive “ - Andrey Kolesnik has told. He has added that SAT will bring up passengers for “ Aeroflot “ most likely, in the airport of Khabarovsk for their further transportation across the Russian Federation and abroad.

In opinion g - on Kolesnika, the Far East regional company on the basis of SAT in the presence of the agreement of all parties will start to work within a calendar year. For given transportations SAT the additional aircraft depot - 15-17 planes of type Canadian DHC - 8 is required. One of such liners SAT uses on intraregional transportations in the Sakhalin region. “ the mechanism of acquisition of planes to us is clear, the main thing now to reach understanding of regions DFO on creation of Far East regional airline “ - he has underlined. This year the airline plans to open the Sakhalin flight Southern - Sahalinsk-Shahtersk (Uglegorsk area), and also Southern - Sahalinsk-Habarovsk-Irkutsk.

Now Open Society aircraft depot “ SAT “ includes six planes An - 24, two An - 12, two Boeing - 737, four DHC - 8 (from them three serve shelf projects). The airline carries out intraregional transportations to Vladivostok, Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk - on - the Cupid, intraregional, and also regular international flights to Japan, Korea and China.