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 Air Volga was an airline
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 with its head office in the Omega Plaza (Омега Плаза) business centre in Moscow
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, Russia
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. It operated scheduled services from its base at Volgograd International Airport to cities in Russia
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, Armenia
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, Kazakhstan
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 and Azerbaijan
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The airline was established in 1992 from the former Aeroflot
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 Volgograd Division. Originally it was known as Volga Airlines, which was later changed to Volga-Aviaexpress , before once again adopting a new name, Air Volga. On 1 April, 2010, Air Volga declared bankruptcy. Its fleet of four Bombardier CRJ200
Bombardier CRJ200
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 (seating 50 passengers) and most routes (including the Volgograd base) were taken over by RusLine
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Air Volga operated scheduled flights to the following destinations:


  • Krasnodar
    Krasnodar is a city in Southern Russia, located on the Kuban River about northeast of the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. It is the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai . Population: -Name:...

     - Krasnodar Airport base
  • Moscow
    Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

     - Domodedovo International Airport
    Domodedovo International Airport
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  • Nalchik
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     - Nalchik Airport
    Nalchik Airport
    -References: Polyot-Sirena...

  • Nizhnevartovsk
    Nizhnevartovsk is the second largest city in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located along the right bank of the Ob River. Population: 251,860 ; 239,044 ;...

     - Nizhnevartovsk Airport
    Nizhnevartovsk Airport
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  • Saint Petersburg
    Saint Petersburg
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     - Pulkovo Airport
    Pulkovo Airport
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  • Samara
    Samara, Russia
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     - Samara Airport
    Kurumoch International Airport
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  • Surgut
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     - Surgut Airport
    Surgut Airport
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  • Volgograd
    Volgograd , formerly called Tsaritsyn and Stalingrad is an important industrial city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. It is long, north to south, situated on the western bank of the Volga River...

     - Volgograd International Airport base
  • Yekaterinburg
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     - Koltsovo Airport


  • Milan
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     - Malpensa International Airport
  • Munich
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     - Munich International Airport
    Munich International Airport
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  • Gyumri
    Gyumri is the capital and largest city of the Shirak Province in northwest Armenia. It is located about 120 km from the capital Yerevan, and, with a population of 168,918 , is the second-largest city in Armenia.The name of the city has been changed many times in history...

     - Shirak Airport
    Shirak Airport
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  • Larnaca
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     - Larnaca Airport
  • Yerevan
    Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously-inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country...

     - Zvartnots International Airport
    Zvartnots International Airport
    Zvartnots International Airport is located near Zvartnots, west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The airport was built in 1961. It is now the busiest airport in Armenia and the Caucasus. The draftsmen of the airport included architects M. Khachikyan, A. Tarkhanyan, J. Sheqhlyan, L....


On 24 August 2004, the 34 passengers and 9 crew members on board Volga-AviaExpress Flight 1303 died when the aircraft (a Tupolev Tu-134A aircraft, registered
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 RA-65080) was destroyed by a bomb planted by Chechen terrorists
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