FlyRuss, Russia's premier carrier

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Welcome to Russia’s premier carrier, FlyRuss! FlyRuss is a brand new Russian airline offering the best in customer service across Russia. FlyRuss is a subsidiary of ATON who through major investment has committed to dominating the Russian market and offering Russians the best in air travel.

Currently we operate 19 modern aircraft from the 737, 757 and A320 families flying all across Russia from our bases in SVO, DME and LED. Unlike the competition we do currently not believe that it is appropriate to focus on one specific base. Our CEO said to Russia Today “There is currently a massive need for air travel in Russia and we feel that we have an obligation to provide as many people as possible with air travel. Therefore, we can not solely focus on one base. FlyRuss is set up in such a way that we will experience explosive growth, our plan is to double our operation within a week and triple it within 2. By growing and quickly becoming a dominating carrier in Russia we will have a better chance at setting up meaningful hubs, until then growth will be the primary focus of the company. This is an exiting time to join Russia’s premier carrier. For our growth we will need thousands of staff and I welcome everyone to join FlyRuss. Currently we offer double wages just to show appreciation to our wonderful employees. Join us on our journey and you will never regret it!”

You’re welcome Russia, you now have a premier carrier!

With just hours left until our inaugural flight departs, the celebration has already started in Saint Petersburg. A party like no other has been thrown in the streets, while our detailing crew are adding the final touches to our new planes, making them truly worthy of our high standards. The CEO expressed that he wanted a party bigger than the victory day parade. That is exactly what he got. Everything from Russian babushkas to the nuclear fleet are in ecstasy. Our wonderful president Vladimir Putin will be watching the departure from Saint Petersburg. Our 757s will almost simultaneously depart for the three Moscow airports. “Lady Victory” will depart at 4:18 for Moscow Vnukovo, exactly 4 minutes later “Capital Girl” will depart for Moscow Domodedovo while at Domodedovo “Mother Russia” will at the same moment depart for Saint Petersburg. Mother Russia will later in the day carry Putin home to Moscow. 9 minutes later “Freedom Baby” will fly from Saint Petersburg to Moscow Sheremetyevo. There are rumours of the 3 ladies doing a formation flight together all the way to Moscow, showing Russian’s their new flag carrier. Everyone is stoked for this incredible celebration. There are even rumours that our wonderful president Vladimir Putin even has applied makeup to celebrate the occasion.

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With just 7 hours left until launch the CEO ordered a repaint of the tail design. He didn’t like how the red just stopped under the tail fin. When the CEO says something it has to be done. So here is our new livery. Welcome onboard!

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“FlyRuss has taken off and it has been an absolute disaster!” That is the news headline that many Russians have been waking up to. In kinder terms, the launch has been a disaster. All in all it has cost the company about 1.5 million dollars.

The problem has been that 6 of our planes had been absolutely neglected by previous operators. This has meant that their condition has been so bad that they have not been automatically able to transfer to our bases and receive maintenance. The CEO of FlyRuss, Christian Pålsson, hasn’t run an airline in over 2 years and completely forgot that transfer flights needed to be scheduled manually when the condition of the aircraft is so awful. Therefore flights have needed to be cancelled while the aircraft transfer to Russia and the talented engineers at African Maintenance Systems work on bringing the planes back to life. This has affected 5 of our A320s who have had to cancel about 2 or 3 flights each while one of our 757s has been in Rio de Janeiro and has needed to cancel 7 flights while it makes it’s way across the Atlantic. It has cost us a further half million dollars to bring back our planes to excellent condition. All cancelled flights have been fully booked. About 1500 passengers have been affected by the cancelation and many of them have been furious that they haven’t been able to experience our brilliant service on launch day. Sadly we are fully booked for 3 days on most routes and we have not been able to offer seats sooner for our cancelled passengers.

All passengers affected by the cancelation have been given the soonest possible flight with FlyRuss and 5 star hotel accommodation until the flight. We have refused booking the passengers on other carriers as we do not believe in downgrading our honoured passengers. In our CEOs words “Any other Russian airline is a downgrade from FlyRuss’ excellent luxury service, we don’t want to traumatise our loved guests”.

To tackle our incredible demand we have ordered two new aircraft who are currently getting painted and getting ready to provide luxury to the Russian population. It is incredible that even after loosing 1.5 million dollars we are still able to be incredibly profitable and afford new planes. We have also hired almost 300 new pilots who are currently getting ready to fly the Russian skies. We are proud to be able to help experienced pilots and give them a job at FlyRuss. It also saves us a great deal of money to not have to pay for their training.

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The launch was a disaster but we have had an incredible first day anyways. After spending almost a million in cancellation fees, half a million in maintenance and a further million in lost revenue due to the cancelation, we have still managed to pull through. The first day of operation was a record setting day and we have been able to acquire a further 6 aircraft to strengthen our network. Of these six aircraft, 3 have been 757s, 1 B737-800, 1 A320 and 1 A319. We have furthermore doubled our staff in one day and launched many new routes with the focus on strengthening our St. Petersburg base and becoming the biggest carrier in that city. The road has been though but we are still well on plan to doubling our fleet within our first week all in the aim of running the best and most luxurious airline in Russia. At this moment our goal is to built up a strong balance sheet to have a better position for the competitive times ahead.

I want to say thank you to @pinto_97 who got a brilliant photo of one of our 757s :heart_eyes:

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FlyRuss has doubled in 3 operating days! It is my greatest honour as the CEO to announce that we have doubled in size in 3 days of operation. We have just announced that we are going to take on our 40th aircraft. During the coming two days we will have a large number of aircraft arriving to us and we have just paid the deposit for the 40th one. We started operation with 18 operating aircraft, in two days we will have 40. We have also doubled in equity which the CEO sees as an incredible achievement considering our disastrous launch day. We haven’t yet paid our staff their 200% salaries but even with that large bill we have projected final growth for the week, including salaries and leases, at over 100%. This 100% growth is projected to keep up for the second week of operation and we are projecting to finish the second week with 80 aircraft. We have set up a large recruiting and training effort in order to run our ever-growing operation.

We really need talented staff and we are running global recruitment operation. Joining us this early on might be the perfect career springboard. In the ATON group we always first look within our own staff when needing a promotion. We trust no one more than our own staff. In our previous venture, IndoSky, all flight attendants who started with the airline flying horrible old AVROs and classic 737s got promoted to being pursers of brand new A380s and A350s. This is what company loyalty means to us. We currently need everyone from captains to cargo controllers stationed at remote airports on the Siberian tundra. Welcome to the FlyRuss family!

The CEO has just set up a highly talented team which will be planning for operation WIN. The WIN plan is our plan to WIN the Russian market. It is currently a closely guarded company secret as we are able to keep high loads with the current set up. Ones loads start dropping the WIN plan will be implemented. The plan has been tested on multiple routes and turned in with incredible results. We are confident that ones it is implemented across the whole network it will prove to be a great success. More details are to follow ones our team have finalised the details.

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FlyRuss has a new flagship! We have just gotten our first 757-300s with more on the way. The 757 will in the future be an essential aircraft for our high demand routes allowing us to add more capacity while using the same amount of slots. Our 753s will also be used to fly to slot constraint bases of our partners in Europe and China. Our 757-300s can currently be seen in Bucharest, Vienna and Saint Petersburg. They are a lovely and unique aircraft which is greatly appreciated by our passengers.

Our regulars have noticed that many of our flights have been rescheduled, especially at Moscow Domodedovo (DME). This has been because we have launched a hub operation at DME and therefore we have needed to correct earlier schedules and thereby allowing all flights at the airport to connect to our waves. FlyRuss has built Russia’s strongest hub at Domodedovo with the most departures, most connections and highest frequencies of any Russian hub. This is an achievement in itself and we welcome all partners at DME. We welcome all carriers flying to DME, SVO and LED to send us interlining requests and if they don’t compete with our current partners we will sign it and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.

Our rapid expansion has not stopped the slightest. We have recently signed on for our 70th aircraft and we are looking to have 80 aircraft in operation by our first week anniversary on Tuesday. This will mean that we will reach our goal of 80 aircraft early. We will also in the coming days be welcoming our first aircraft from our friends at AviCAP. We are incredibly happy with this relationship and we are very happy with our great welcoming to Idlewild.

FlyRuss is a Diamond Star! It is with great pride that we announce our membership in the world’s greatest alliance, Diamond Star. Diamond Star is an alliance like no other, we fly to more destinations, we fly the most passengers and generate the most revenue in the world. We are incredibly thankful that we have been admitted to this incredible alliance. We have just released a new logo with the Diamond Star in it and all our aircraft have immediately had a Diamond Star sticker applied to them.

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We will be receiving over 30 aircraft tomorrow and some of them will be painted in special Diamond Star livery. To crew this mass of aircraft that we have recruited over 1000 new flight attendants who will join us tomorrow and we have a further 10,000 in the recruitment pipeline in various stages of negotiations. We will furthermore need thousands of other staff to run the whole network.