On 28th of October 2020, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport welcomed the Tupolev.
Tu-154M aircraft under the registration number RA-85757. The plane is owned by the Alrosa airline and is indeed the last of the Mohicans – it is the last flying Tu-154 in Russian civil aviation. Sadly, the flight en route Mirny – Novosibirsk on that day became the final in its "career" as the aircraft is being retired due to the flying certificate expiration. This event also marks the end of a whole era – the era of Tu-154 in regular passenger service over the Russian Federation.
AviMedia's editor-in-chief Artyom Kuzhlev shares his first-hand experience of flying
on the Tupolev for one last time.