14 Facts About Transaero


Transaero, officially OJSC Transaero Airlines was a Russian airline that operated scheduled and charter flights to over 150 domestic and international destinations.

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Transaero filed for bankruptcy on 1 October 2015, and announced that it would cease all operations by 15 December 2015.

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Transaero began as a charter airline with aircraft leased from Aeroflot.

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Transaero was the first Russian airline with a frequent flyer program, which it established in 1995.

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In May 2005, Transaero added a flight between Moscow and Montreal, marking the first time the airline flew to Canada.

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On 21 June 2006, Transaero began operating nonstop flights between Moscow and Toronto.

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Austrian Airlines and Transaero Airlines began code-sharing on Vienna-Moscow flights in October 2009.

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In October 2010, Transaero launched flights to Beijing, Miami and New York City.

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Transaero ordered 4 Boeing 787s on 26 December 2011, confirming this order on 8 April 2012.

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However, this was quickly followed by a report that Transaero asked Airbus to reschedule the delivery of the first A380 beyond 2015 due to financial difficulties.

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Transaero announced the transfer of all operations at Moscow-Domodedovo to their other main hub at Moscow-Vnukovo to unify Moscow operations by 25 October 2015.

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Subsequent to this announcement, Transaero ceased all ticket sales and refunded travel booked for after the shutdown date, and began to drastically reduce its schedule, cancelling or suspending flights on a daily basis and operating only a provisional schedule.

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Transaero was owned primarily by Aleksandr Pleshakov and his wife Olga Pleshakova, who was the CEO of the airline for most of its existence.

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Transaero established a maintenance company, Transaero Engineering Ireland, based at Shannon Airport, Ireland as a result of its purchase of the Air Atlanta aircraft maintenance operation.

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