History of Air Izhavia

  • Izhavia is the national airline of Udmurtia (the Udmurt Republic of Russia) based in Izhevsk. From its hub at Izhevsk Airport, the airline operates domestic charter and scheduled passenger services.
  • In 1992, when Aeroflot was divided into a number of regional airlines, JSC Izhavia was formed from the Aeroflot Izhevsk Division. Izhavia was founded as a joint stock company named Izhvesk Air Enterprise (Izhveskie Aviapredrepriate).
  • As part of its scheduled services, Izhavia flew from Izhevsk to the following destinations: Anapa, Baku, Yerevan, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Kirov, Khujand, Ekaterinburg, Nizhnevartovsk, Moscow, Perm, St. Petersburg, Samara, Krasnodar, Surgut, Saratov, Ufa, and Sochi.
  • In 1999, Izhavia suspended operations but recommenced services in 2000.
  • Izhavia fleet has an average age of over 30 years and includes Tupolev Tu134, Antonov An 24, and Yakovlev Yak 42, all Russian aircraft inherited from Aeroflot.
  • In 2015-2016, Izhavia operates scheduled flights from Izhevsk to Moscow – Domodedovo International Airport, Saint Petersburg – Pulkovo Airport, and Sochi – Sochi International Airport.
  • In October 2018, Izhavia announced the new flight map, with two hubs, Izhevsk and Samara, serving a total of 13 destinations across Russia. Passengers are offered the possibility to fly between any final points of the new route network through the two hubs, avoiding Moscow and saving up to an hour of travel time.