Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Airlines operating in Russia are included in the Rosreestr, and their activity is controlled by the relevant Ministry and the Federal air transport agency. However, not always estimates official bodies coincide with the real situation, often they differ from the opinions of passengers. Internet magazine experts studied offers of air carriers in the domestic market, rated reviews from independent sources about the service they provide and made own rating, which includes the 14 best airlines Of Russia.
- Rating of the best airlines in Russia
- S7 Airlines
- Ural Airlines (Ural Airlines)
- Azur air
- Nordwind Airlines (North Wind)
- Red wings
- ATC “Yamal”
- Aurora (Aurora Airlines)
- Royal flight
Rating of the best airlines in Russia
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||rating|
|Rating of the best airlines in Russia||1||Aeroflot||5.0|
|5||Ural Airlines (Ural Airlines)||4.8|
|9||Nordwind Airlines (North Wind)||4.6|
|12||Aurora (Aurora Airlines)||4.4|
Airline Rating: 5.0
Hotline phone: 8 (800) -444-55-55 or 555 (from mobile phone).
The largest company in the domestic Aeroflot market, a member to the Sky Team alliance, operates most domestic flights and external air transportation of passengers in different directions. At the largest fleet and the widest route network in CIS countries.
In addition to the impressive fund, Aeroflot has a high level service of several levels, subject to individual conditions baggage transportation, the ability to exchange and return tickets. Tariff plan “Economy” and higher “Comfort” suggest free transportation of hand luggage up to 10 kg, and “Business” – all 15 kg, company sometimes forgiving one or two extra pounds, as passengers note, but this question depends more on the mood of the controller.
The class of ticket purchased already includes the cost of transportation carry-on baggage and, within acceptable limits, pay extra for it need to. But the advantage will cost a round sum – for a difference of 9 kg you will have to pay 2500 rubles, and 5000 rubles will cost transportation suitcases over 32 kg. Transportation of animals is possible in all classes Aeroflot service, but by prior arrangement with company in the form of an application left.
The largest air carrier of Russia in 2018 recognized as the safest – not a single one happened on the lines fatal disaster.
- The largest airline with the largest route network in CIS countries;
- Different classes of service;
- Wide range of prices;
- Loyalty to the minimum excess baggage;
- Confirmed by the statistics and technical condition of the aircraft safety.
- Due to the large flow of passengers, flight delays and large queues for registration.
Airline rating: 4.9
Hotline phone: 8 (800) 444-55-55 (for SU flights 6001-6999) and 8 (495) 139-77-77 (for flights 8 495 139 77 77 for flights FV 5501-5949).
The airline “Russia” is the “daughter” of Aeroflot. Focus placed on lower (average) ticket prices, which is reflected in the quality of the liners used – they are mostly close salons, equipment which makes you wish for the best, although to cleanliness no complaints. Airports account for the majority of flights St. Petersburg and Moscow in domestic directions, less often airplanes fly abroad. The company showed a record passenger growth since 2017, almost 50% of the flow, which is a record for the industry. Such interest in a relatively new company in the aviation market transportation determined the ownership of “Russia” Aeroflot, as well as punctuality of flights and well-coordinated work of the crew team – stewardesses give due attention to each passenger at necessary, on time offer food and warm rugs.
Of the unusual options for passengers, congratulations on board are available. any important event. The level of service is also determined the wishes of customers – on some flights there are seats increased comfort. Baggage regulations similar to regulations Aeroflot.
- Compliance with the schedule and time of flight;
- Helpful staff;
- The level of service and comfort for the choice of the passenger;
- Average ticket prices;
- Impeccable cleanliness in the salons;
- Unusual design of individual aircraft.
- On board offer tasteless cookies;
- The salons of some aircraft are cramped.
Airline Rating: 4.8
Hotline phone: 8 (800) 700–0707.
The third most popular S7 Airlines, whose planes operate mainly overseas flights for all continents and a large share of domestic flights. Despite name, S7 Airlines is a Russian brand owned by aviation company “Siberia”.
Carrier rates vary by class ticket, the price of which includes the carriage of hand luggage: for levels of “Economy Basic” and “Economy Flexible” are allowed to take with you up to 10 kg of baggage or just 23 kg of cargo in the cabin, for “Business Basic” and “Business Flexible” – 15 each in the cabin and 32 kg in the luggage compartment respectively. Norms for children are the same as for adults, no discounts are not provided, but surcharges for the advantage are considerable – from 2000 up to 6000 rubles. Pleased with the possibility of free transportation of a pair of skis or snowboard equipment for each passenger.
Service in the cabin for all classes is at a high level, passengers celebrate delicious snacks, due attention to the crew’s side, which cannot be said about the employees during registration – unpleasant situations with loss of luggage, its complexity renewal in place, but it is possible for many companies with significant line load.
- There is a S7 Airlines mobile app for buying tickets and flight tracking;
- 4 levels of service;
- A wide range of prices for tickets and services;
- Possibility of transporting snowboard or ski equipment is free.
- Significant surcharge for the advantage;
- Paid choice of place;
- Reckless staff at check-in.
Airline Rating: 4.8
Hot line phone: +7 (809) 505-4777 (call paid).
Pobeda Airlines offers tickets for flights within Russia and abroad at the lowest prices, belongs to the category low-budget companies, is one of the subsidiaries of Aeroflot. On the often there are “Fly and Bus” type aircraft – low cost liners with the function of a bus, mobile and maneuverable.
The main tariff in Victory one is the “Standard”, which implies only a place in the cabin, you will have to pay for baggage separately, as well as connecting additional paid services, for example, nutrition. Animals over 8 kg and baggage in excess of established standards can only be loaded onto a plane at an additional charge from 1999 rubles. There is a service for transporting goods purchased in duty free, but you also have to pay 2000 rubles for it.
Victory planes are not the newest and most comfortable, but clean and well-groomed, cabin crew are friendly and courteous. Company as the airline is suitable for flights on business trips and for tourism light – despite the low cost of tickets, a lot additional fees with which the total cost of the flight falls short of the analogue for boarding a carrier aircraft more solid level.
- Lowest ticket prices for domestic and foreign flights
- One basic fare, convenient for traveling light;
- Regular flights with exact departure times.
- All additional services are expensive;
- Not the most comfortable planes.
Ural Airlines (Ural Airlines)
Airline Rating: 4.8
Hotline phone: 8 (800) 7700-262.
Ural Airlines airplanes are based in Koltsovo Airport (Ekaterinburg). They operate regular flights to Europe and within Russia. The park is made up of comfortable Airbus.
The company has several levels of customer service, the main difference between which is the allowable size of hand luggage: for class “Economy” and children – it’s only 5 kg, “Business” involves the transportation of traditional 15 kg. Other norms baggage transportation remains the same – 23 and 32 kg for classes “Economy” and “Business”, respectively, surcharge for the advantage will be from 2000 rubles, more difficult to oversize – from passengers will require from 10,000 rubles. The problem is due to a small the amount of space for luggage.
Check-in for flights is quick without delay, but sometimes shifts in the schedule happen. Inside the salons it’s spacious, clean, but Airbus insulation is inferior to Boeing in quality, there is noise during the flight.
- Low-cost flights within Russia and to European countries;
- 4 classes of comfort;
- Mostly timely departure, compliance Schedules
- Helpful staff at the reception and in the lounge.
- Airbus noisy inside;
- Large surcharges for excess baggage.
Airline Rating: 4.7
Hotline phone: 8 (800) 234-00-88.
UTair Airlines specializes in domestic and international transportation of passengers by air and helicopters. By UTair ranks fourth in official statistics the number of flights and passenger traffic in Russia.
The company has 5 levels of passenger service. Tariff “Light” suitable for light flights – baggage in the ticket price not included, and the ticket itself cannot be exchanged or refunded, it is allowed take carry-on baggage weighing up to 10 kg. The plans of “Standard” and The “flexible” carry-on weight will be the same 10 kg, included in the price baggage transportation up to 23 kg, and the tariffs “Comfort” and “Business” suggest the possibility of transportation of hand luggage 2×10 kg and a place in the luggage compartment under a load of 32 kg, they already include power. All plans except Light are allowed to take with you for free. sport equipment. The fee for a preponderance is considerable – from 2 to 10 thousand rubles, depending on the route. To take your beloved with you cat or dog, you need to cook another 2000-9000 rubles.
Judging by the reviews, there is not much free on UTair aircraft places: cramped aisles, little space between seats, a problem noted lack of water for washing hands in the toilet. Not in the most active way the staff manifests itself on board, and at check-in there are problems with surcharge for weight – when excess weight often forced to buy extra baggage.
- 5 levels of service with an optimal set of services;
- Wide route network at home and abroad;
- Mostly new planes and a helicopter fleet;
- Punctuality of flights.
- Very strict requirements for baggage dimensions and weight;
- Lack of power on three tariff plans and short flights;
- Cramped aircraft cabins.
Airline Rating: 4.7
Hotline phone: +7 (495) 666-25-36.
The seventh line of our rating goes to domestic Globus Airlines, which is part of the Siberia Airlines giant. The company primarily serves charter and small least regular domestic and international flights by air, previously operated by S7 and leased aircraft. In 2018 the year there was a renewal of the park with new, more spacious Boeing 737-8 MAX Series.
Globus works with passengers based on S7 systems, offering same services, the same tariffs and system apply on the line baggage transportation. By the way, according to the official annual award Wings of Russia, since 2016 the Globus company has not taken part in competition because of de facto membership of the S7, although it shows steady growth in passenger traffic of about 10% per year. However punctual flights, baggage check-in procedures and check-in before the flight they often make you wish for the best – do not reach level of the “mother” giant, although the cabin is always clean, and the staff on board are helpful and attentive.
- Mostly low cost charter and domestic tickets international flights;
- Updated fleet;
- Strong growth in passenger traffic annually;
- Full package of services and bonus loyalty programs S7 Airlines
- Punctuation problems – frequent flight delays.
Airline Rating: 4.7
Hotline phone: +7 495 374-55-14.
Azur Air specializes in air charter passenger transportation in Russia and abroad in 29 directions to Europe and Asia, works with the largest travel operators country. Carrier fleet – 25 Boeing aircraft of various series, equipped with the latest security features from the “smart” electronics to warning systems.
The company has standard and premium types of services passengers, for the latter an advance order is provided additional services – special meals on the plane, separate check-in counter, baggage increase, separate transfer, provision of a personal set for travel to salon.
There are no complaints about the quality of service – staff on board courteous, flight delays are also not natural.
- 29 domestic and foreign flight routes;
- Classic and premium service;
- A selection of additional services is available;
- High security.
- Strict adherence to baggage regulations.
Nordwind Airlines (North Wind)
Airline Rating: 4.6
Hotline phone: 8 (800) 222 48 44.
Nordwind Airlines operates on domestic Russian routes and some tourist destinations on a regular basis and performs charter flights as agreed with large tour operators.
Features of working with Nordwind Airlines include the full management of services and ticket prices for future passengers: the company’s website and intermediary services, you can choose a place, pick up food and order a transfer, request additional a place for luggage, even buy a tour from a partner agency in directions where the North Wind planes fly. Cost the flight itself is relatively low, for which air more and more passengers choose the carrier – the flow is growing up to 9% annually.
The disadvantage of Nordwind Airlines is the old fleet of aircraft, fortunately, on the safety of flights to this day has not been affected.
- A wide selection of services that determines the cost of the ticket;
- Mostly punctual departures and arrivals flights;
- Soft drinks on board;
- Cheap tickets to travel destinations.
- Old airplanes;
- Ineffective distribution of passengers in the cabin, a ban on transplantation.
Airline Rating: 4.6
Hotline phone: +7 (495) 21 21 251.
The next line of the rating is determined by Red Wings Airlines, performing a few popular tourist charters directions and within the country mainly from Moscow.
Passengers can choose one of the suitable transportation tariffs: light – “Light”, the ticket does not include transportation at all baggage, only baggage up to 10 kg, “Standart” and “Base” – baggage 5 and 10 kg respectively, luggage 23 or 2 x 23 kg, and also free transporting equipment of a skier or snowboarder. The advantage will cost relatively inexpensive – 2500 … 5000 rubles, calculation of cost Carriage of animals is defined as for ordinary baggage.
Red Wings fleet consists of cramped Airbuses in the cabins not enough space, but clean. Flight attendants are not always friendly – passengers sometimes report tired staff. From unpleasant moments – the company has unfriendly employees at the registration, sometimes it’s difficult to agree on excess baggage due to misunderstanding, flights are delayed.
- An old fleet of aircraft with good liner equipment;
- Low prices for an advantage;
- Clean interior;
- Good food.
- Flight delays occur;
- Close salons of Airbuses.
Airline Rating: 4.5
Hotline phone: 8-800-234-44-02.
ATK Yamal is one of the largest air carriers, operating regular flights mainly within the country and charter abroad. In the park there are aircraft of various levels comfort – compact Airbus, Bombardier and Superjet 100, which determines the widest choice of level of service – Sale, Budget, Optimum, Normal, Premium and Business. All rates involve carry-on baggage up to 20 kg (Business – 30 kg), and the degree of weight is determined by the class of ticket.
There are no problems with regular flights, but they happen delays. Meals during the flight are provided, and passengers like a variety of dishes, including hot dishes. Comfort in the cabin – a distinctive feature of Yamal aircraft, always on board Friendly staff. At the same time, ticket prices are quite democratic.
- Comfortable updated aircraft;
- Many classes of service with a valid weight Baggage
- Regular and charter flights;
- Online registration is often difficult;
- Minimum served directions.
Aurora (Aurora Airlines)
Airline Rating: 4.4
Hotline phone: 8-800-250-49-88.
Air carrier Aurora is engaged in the transportation of passengers and cargo on international and domestic flights, including on intraregional at small distances. Company owned giant Aeroflot.
There are 4 types of aircraft of different comforts in the company’s fleet. The service is available for passengers choosing a ticket under the Economy program seat selection “Space +” – this is a luxury seats with increased distance between rows. From additional services note the possibility of online baggage payment in excess of standards, the choice food on board, additional insurance service is available life, health and baggage during the flight.
There are no problems with registration at passengers, planes fly according to time, delays happen infrequently. Cost tickets are relatively low, the tariff is “Youth”, at which young people aged 12 to 25 receive additional discount, but the offer is not available at all directions.
- Comfortable aircraft; wide route network;
- Punctuality of flights;
- A wide range of additional services;
- Intra-country directions.
- Not the most convenient schedule;
- Few overseas destinations.
Airline Rating: 4.3
Hotline phone: 8 (800) 700-8-007.
Nordstar specializes in transporting people and goods. in the harsh north, planes are equipped with increased luggage compartments, but the comfort in the salons is not the highest for long flights. In the class “Economy” the size of hand luggage makes 10 kg, in “Business” – 15 kg. Some tickets do not involve baggage, others allow 23 or 30 kg, surcharge for the advantage is determined individually, it can be calculated on the site.
Additional services are available to passengers: transfer order, life and cargo insurance, service in the business lounge, large cargo transportation on specialized liners, etc. Stability departures and arrivals at the company at a high level, on board meets Friendly staff. There is no food on short flights.
- Freight and passenger services with a focus on service far north;
- Optimal ticket prices;
- Many additional services;
- Business lounge and insurance.
- Inconvenient seats in the cabin;
- Old fleet;
- High prices for excess baggage.
Airline Rating: 4.2
Hotline phone: +7 (495) 782-00-31.
At the end of the rating, we present a relatively young Royal Flight domestic company (formerly Abakan-Avia), served by regular and charter flights within Russia and beyond abroad in popular tourist destinations. In the arsenal carrier several Boeings, but their condition is not the best, cases of malfunctions are noted, fortunately, an experienced crew promptly troubleshoot and fatal there were no cases on flights.
On long and short flights, a varied food, but not the most delicious. For comfort in the passenger compartment no questions arise, while ticket prices are quite democratic. There are delayed flights for both charter and regular, good, the carrier cares about people and offers conditions for comfortable waiting for flights.
There is currently no online registration option, which reduces the comfort of passengers, you have to go through the process in the hall airport, spending time.
- Cheap travel tickets abroad directions;
- Exceptionally professional staff on board;
- A variety of meals on board, depending on the duration flight.
- A large number of technical failures were recorded. aircraft;
- No online registration.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.