Yakutia Airlines (Russian: Авиакомпания „Якутия“ – Aviakompaniya “Yakutiya” "Air Company "Yakutia"") is an airline based in Yakutsk, Russia. It operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the CIS, as well as charters to destinations in Europe from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
The airline was founded as Sakhaavia, the former Aeroflot Yakutsk Division and also previously known as Yakutaviatrans. It also operated cargo charters to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East until it filed for bankruptcy in early 1999. It emerged in 2000 and is controlled by the regional government, Neryungri State Air Enterprise. It merged with Yakutavia in 2002 and changed its name to Yakutia Airlines.
Yakutia Airlines was planned to be the launch customer for the Antonov An-140 aircraft. It currently operates two of the twin-turboprop 52-seat aircraft. These aircraft are meant to replace its Antonov An-24s.
As of October 2013, Yakutia Airlines operates flights to the following:
On 4 February 2010, Flight 425, operated by Antonov An-24 RA-47360 suffered an engine failure on take-off from Yakutsk Airport for Olekminsk Airport. During the subsequent landing, the nose and port main undercarriage were retracted, causing substantial damage to the aircraft.