Sky Express Boeing 737 in the snow. Photo by Ostersund Photography.

Sky Express Boeing 737-500 in the snow. Photo by Ostersund Photography.

It is a bird. It is a plane… well, it kind of is a plane, but is that a man painted on the tail? It sure is and he is flying.

Unfortunately, the airline doesn’t technically exist and was wrapped in with Kuban Airlines. The plus is Kuban is still flying the Sky Express 737s with their old and colorful livery.

Sky Express started operations in 2007, but went out of business in 2011. It was based at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.

It was the first Russian low-cost airline and operated a fleet of Boeing 737-300, 737-500 and Airbus A319.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me:
24 Hours in Frankfurt: Hanging with the Airport and Lufthansa
Richard D

Maybe it’s Santa Claus…


Man, one of the ugliest liveries I have seen, good thing they went out of business!

Link to the Kuban Airlines story goes to the Amtrak story.
Pretty ugly – though I like the person on the tail.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *