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No.: 12-2567
Contact: Margaret Tyler (907) 266-2694,

Yakutia Airlines’ Inaugural Flight

(Anchorage, Alaska) –Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is pleased to announce that Yakutia Airlines’ inaugural flight will arrive on Thursday, July 12, 2012.

The flight, which originates from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, will arrive at 5:50 a.m. at the airport’s North (International) Terminal. After servicing and refueling, the Boeing 737-700 will embark passengers for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for a 7:30 a.m. departure. Passengers may connect at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to destinations throughout Russia.

A small inauguration celebration is scheduled to take place at the North (International) Terminal public lobby. The celebration will begin at 6 a.m. to welcome those arriving from Russia and to greet departing passengers.

“We are very excited to have Yakutia Airlines providing seasonal service to Eastern Russia,” stated Trudy Wassel, Business Manager for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. “It’s great to be opening up a new market for passenger and cargo service.”

Yakutia Airlines has been planning for this service for several months, receiving final approval from the United States and Russian governments for passenger and cargo service between Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Anchorage, Alaska in May, 2012.

Scheduled service will begin on July 2, 2012 and will run weekly through September 13, 2012. Tickets are available through Yakutia Airlines’ representative in the United States: InterPacific Aviation and Marketing,, telephone number (206) 443-1614.

The Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) – comprised of Ted Stevens Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports – is home to over 30 international and domestic airlines providing passenger and cargo service throughout Alaska, the United States, Europe, and Asia. AIAS is an extraordinary economic engine; serving nearly 6 million passengers per year and accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage and 1 in 20 jobs in Fairbanks. The purpose of AIAS is “To Keep Alaska Flying and Thriving.”

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of ADOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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