In 2001 Eurasia moved from Moscow Bykovo to Vnukovo and by then were operating a range of scheduled and charter services with a fleet of 2 Yak-40s, 2 Tupolev TU-154B-2s, 1 TU-154M, 1 Ilyushin IL-86 and 2 Antonov AN-12s. Charter services were to the usual Mediterranean sunspots of Greece and Turkey. Scheduled routes used the Yak-40s from Moscow - Anapa, Moscow - Yoshkar Ola, Moscow - Pskov, Moscow - Kulyab (Kazakhstan) and TU-154s from Moscow - Perm.
The airline's standard colours were simple yet attractive with an ea logo on the tail and blue and red eurasia titles on the white fuselage (english on the left and cyrillic on the right). The airline's single IL-86 was RA-86125. The TU-154M was RA-85840 leased from Dagestan Airlines in late 2002. The latter is the aircraft Phoenix made and the non-standard half Dagestan Airlines scheme is clear to be seen:
This frame was a late build 1998 aircraft delivered new to Makhachkala based Dagestan Airlines on 30th December 1998. Returned to Dagestan airlines in 2003 they operated the aircraft until December 2011. By then they had rebranded as South East Airlines however their license was revoked on 19th December and they ceased operations.
In 2003 advanced corrosion was discovered on the TU-154B-2 RA-85467 and the authorities withdrew Eurasia Airline's operating license on September 17. Several of its aircraft passed to other operators often still wearing Eurasia colours. The airline is nowadays one of many largely forgotten Russian independent airlines.
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