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Yakutia Airlines Introduces Lie-Flat Seats For Domestic Flights In Russia

Clayton Stevens



The Russian Airline “Yakutia Airlines” has introduced a new product that has never been offered before on domestic flights within the Russian Federation. To improve the experience of their passengers, Yakutia Airlines recently installed lie-flat seats for domestic flights within Russia.

Yakutia Airlines is controlled by the government of the Yakutia Republic, which is a diamond mining area in Northern Russia, of which roughly 40% lies above the Arctic Circle.

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  • Fleet: 20 aircraft. Antonov An-24, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 Max-7, Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, Sukhoi Superjet 100-95.
  • Hub: Yakutsk Airport
  • Destinations: 40
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These new seats were created by an Italian company named “Zeus”, and unfold into lie-flat beds with an additional massage function to provide passengers with a chance to relax and unwind during their long flight.

The general director of Yakutia Airlines stated their decision to install lie-flat seats onboard their aircraft is due to the length and duration of their flights. He feels that flying 6.5 hours (Moscow Vnukovo to Yakutsk) in a standard business class seat on their Boeing 737 fleet is uncomfortable and stressful. By offering this option to completely lay flat, passengers can rest and arrive at their destination relaxed.

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In addition to these new seats, Yakutia airlines is also updating its on board menu, resuming in-flight alcoholic beverages, and released a new red uniform for their cabin crew.