HISTORY: KRASAIR AIRLINES was a Russian airline with its head office on the grounds of Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo Airport in Krasnoyarsk. It operated scheduled regional and international passenger services, freight transport, cargo handling and charter services. Krasair was managed by Abramovich brothers. The brothers aggresive expansion campaign led to the creation of AirUnion alliance in 2005, the first airline alliance in Russia. It includes Krasair, Domodedovo Airlines, Samara Airlines, Omskavia and Sibaviatrans. On 27 October 2008, Krasair was unable to fly most of their aircraft due to a pilot's strike as a refusal by refuelling companies to extend credit to the airline. It was announced that Krasair would cease to exist on November 1, 2008.
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