From Alaska to Siberia on Vladivostok Air, All of Which Sounds Dubious
December 2, 2011 at 9:51 AM
We’re always intrigued by some of the air carriers based in Russia, so when we heard about Vladivostok Air bringing some flights to Alaska we just had to share. The airline is the new face of Russian aviation—at least according to their website—but they’ve actually been around for quite some time, doing their thing since the 1930s in one form or another.
Vladivostok Air is now planning weekly flights for a couple of months beginning next summer between Anchorage and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Sure it’s not Moscow or St. Petersburg, but a trip there will definitely get your friends to haul out the atlas and try to figure out where the heck the Kamchatka Peninsula is. Oh, and it’s pretty much Siberia, so there’s always that perk.
There’s lots of outdoorsy stuff to do, so if you’re interested in some hunting or fishing the flights should be bookable soon. Unfortunately we don’t know the pricing just yet. However, the plan is to load the new flights into the reservation systems sometime this month, so there’s still time to add a Vladivostok Air gift card to the holiday gift list.
They’re even tweeting about the wonderland that is Kamchatka; it has the second largest geyser field in the world—so after you follow us they might just be worth checking out as well.
Finally, if you’re interested in heading elsewhere after your trip, there are also connections available throughout the region to and from Tokyo—just in case.
[Photo of their cool livery: Wikimedia]