"Tiger Airplane" in the Far East sky

  • 21.08.2014
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"Tiger Airplane" in the Far East sky

Within the framework of cooperation between the Amur Tiger Center and Aurora Airlines, a “tiger” plane has been created. It is planned that the new plane will make its first flight on August 22.

On August 21 an Airbus A319 (Aurora Airlines) with the logo of the Amur Tiger Center on the fuselage landed at the international airport of Vladivostok. The image of the Amur tiger will remind passengers that the tiger is not a threat, but the pride of Russia and the symbol of the ecological well-being of the Far East.

It is planned that the new plane will fly along the Vladivostok-Khabarovsk-Magadan route. And on August 23 it makes its first Vladivostok-Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk flight. Airhosts will tell passengers about the rare predator, and children will be given tiger gifts.

The "tiger costume" was created within the framework of the joint project of the Amur Tiger Center and the Aurora Airlines, aimed at drawing attention to the conservation of Amur tiger population.

"We decided to hold this campaign to draw the attention of Russia and the world to this issue. After all, not all passengers who use the services of the airline and fly to the Far East know that this is the home of the Amur tiger," - commented Alexandra Vishnevskaya, Deputy Director General of the Amur Tiger Center.

According to First Deputy Director General of Aurora Airlines Dmitry Tyschuk, the company supports the preservation of rare species of animals, including the Amur tiger, which live in Primorsky Krai.

"For us, any new aircraft is a big event. And the Amur Tiger Center’s logo on this aircraft is a great honor. We are glad that there is an opportunity to contribute to such a good deed," said Tyschuk.

Aurora Airlines is a Russian regional airline, which performs regular flights in the Far East and Siberia. The new “tiger” plane will perform flights throughout the whole route network.

Recall that the Amur Tiger Center was created last summer by the Russian Geographical Society on the initiative of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

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