Eastern Russia?s premier air carrier Yakutia Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation for approval to provide scheduled and charter air transportation between Russia and the United States, with the intention to commence weekly service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, on July 12, 2012. Yakutia plans to serve the route with its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. The service would reestablish a vital transportation link between Eastern Russia and the West Coast of North America.
Sportsfishermen from the US have long awaited a convenient way to get to Kamchatka, legendary worldwide for its unparalleled flyfishing. This volcano-studded peninsula, long isolated by geography and politics, is also expected to draw adventure travelers to experience its breathtaking landscapes, hot springs, unique wildlife, and the hospitality of its local Russian and native populations. Regular service is expected to create countless new opportunities for business cooperation, as well as cultural and educational exchange between Eastern Russia and North America.
Schedules, prices, booking and tour information will be available after Yakutia Airlines receives final government approval to serve the route.