On October 31, 2023, Tundra Airlines obtained a civil aviation operator certificate for conducting aviation operations. These operations include mail and cargo transportation to remote settlements and flights related to forest fire suppression and monitoring.
The airline’s press service specifies that Tundra will be using An-2 aircraft to operate in the northern and Arctic regions of Yakutia. The airline is based in the village of Batagay in the Verkhoyansk District.
LLC Tundra Airlines was registered on November 10, 2022, in the village of Batagay, with an authorized capital of 100,000 rubles, where 49% is owned by Polar Airlines, 25% by Mikhail Solovyev, and 13% each by Boris Egorov and Maxim Pelli (who leads the company).
The press service of Polar Airlines previously reported that Tundra was established “to develop small aviation in the hard-to-reach areas of the Far North in Yakutia.”
Polar Airlines provides passenger and cargo transportation, as well as medical, reconnaissance flights, and search and rescue operations. According to Rosaviation data, the company is based at airports in Batagay, Zyryanka, Magan, Nyurba, Tiksi, and Yakutsk. The carrier’s fleet includes An-24, An-26, An-2, An-3, L-410, Pilatus PC-6, Diamond DA40 aircraft, and Mi-8 helicopters.