We will once again enjoy a quick and easy flight to the best Rainbow Trout fishing on the planet. Yakutia Airlines has announced their summer route of July 17 – September 4 for the 2017 season from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka.
The flight schedule is as follows:
Flight #XF712 will depart from Anchorage on Monday mornings at 7:30 am, with arrival in Kamchatka at 8:00 am Tuesday. After a great week of fishing you will depart on Monday night at 9:30 pm, arriving back in Anchorage the Monday morning at 5:50 am on Flight #XF711.
This early arrival back to the States allows plenty of time to clear US customs and immigration to connect up with your flight home. We have over 10 years of experience working with this schedule and know it is extraordinarily convenient.
We can tell you this…we are in good hands with Yakutia Airlines.
Previously we used their service when we flew our guests through Seoul. We know from experience how they run their operation and we have good news to report. Flights were consistently on time and they did not lose a single piece of luggage all season long.
We will again be relying upon Red Star Travel to handle our travel logistics. They have done a wonderful job in the past and we are confident they will continue to take great care of our guests. Over the years we have found it is best to centralize all ticketing, visa, invitation and insurance processes. Red Star Travel can be reached at www.travel2russia.com.
We take a private bus out of the Petropavlovsk valley to ensure our anglers are on the water as safely, comfortably and quickly as possible. It is important to understand the geography of Kamchatka and that flying directly from Petro to any of the programs on Kamchatka is not a benefit. Our competitors by the nature of their decisions and geographic locations on Kamchatka are forced to fly out of Petro. When you look at the location of Petro it is surrounded by mountains and is pushed up against the Bering Sea - FOG - is their big problem. We used to fly into and out of Petropavlovsk but with thought we came to understand there was a better way. After a three hour comfortable bus ride, this year all on paved roads, we arrive in Milkova where our our guests join the helicopter. You never need to worry about flying thru the mountains in bad weather. Our anglers reach the program of choice quickly and efficiently. Last summer on my return flight to Kamchatka, August 15th, I was asked on the plane by my competitors guests if they would fly that day. Looking out of the plane's windows I told them the hard truth, not likely. All of their anglers sat in Petro for 2 days - our guests were landing huge Rainbows that afternoon.
Once on Kamchatka you will travel by Mi-8 which was first put into production in late 1965 and is considered the most reliable and safe commercial helicopter ever made.
With twin turbine engines designed for a capacity of 24 anglers and gear, there is no better view of the peninsula. Boasting an impressive 8,820 pound payload, a cruising speed of over 100 mph, and a ceiling of more than 16,000 feet, all of Kamchatka relies on this dependable aircraft. The Aviation Board issues flight clearances and keeps a strict watch on all of the commercial aviation companies ensuring you a safe flight schedule. With a considerable operational range of 360 miles, the MI-8 is designed to take you to areas completely inaccessible by road. Like any remote wilderness area, weather delays are possible although they are rare.