|Key people||Alexander Kochnev (General Director), Rashid Maviyaievich Mursekaev (President), Svetlana Anatolievna Mursekaeva (Owner)|
VIM Avia, commonly known as VIM Airlines, is an airline based in Moscow, Russia, operating international scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo flights out of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, as well as offering aircraft wet lease.
VIM Airlines was established by Viktor Ivanovich Merkulov and started operations in 2000, with a soviet-built aircraft Ilyushin Il-62M. At the end of 2004, the company acquired Chitaavia and Aerobratsk, followed by Russian Sky Airlines in 2005. Also in 2004, it shook up the market when its new shareholders bought 12 Boeing 757-200 aircraft, targeting the charter market (the first Russian airline using this aircraft type).
VIM Airlines served the following scheduled destinations (as of June 2014). Most of them are served directly from Moscow Domodedovo Airport, except marked:
India Goa- Goa international airport
|Boeing 757-200||7||—||0||220||220||220 ||Flexible seat configuration
2 aircraft stored
|Boeing 777-200ER||1||1||0||TBA||TBA||400||Maiden widebody. First aircraft register VP–BVA
Ex - Malaysia Airlines
||Leased from FlyBe, wearing a new livery|
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