Yakutia Airlines 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, including London Stansted, 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 is planned to be the launch customer for the Antonov An-140 aircraft. It is to take three of the twin-turboprop 52-seat aircraft, which is due to make its maiden flight in August 2005, to replace its Antonov An-24s. Deliveries are due in 2006 and 2007
As of September 2008, Yakutia Airlines operates flights to the following:China