|Founded||1 December, 1979|
|Commenced operations||2 February, 1980|
|Hubs||Sechia International Airport|
|Secondary hubs||Topagunea International Airport|
|Key people||TBD (Chairman)|
Urban Olszanski (Managing director)
Lemavia Airlines (Lemovician: Лемабія абіакомпани, Lemabia abiakompany, Miersan: Lotnicze Lemawija) is a privately-owned airline which serves as the flag carrier of Lemovicia, as it is the largest airline based in Lemovicia.
Established in 1979 after Lemovicia unilaterally declared its independence from Narozalica as the country underwent collapse during the Second Narozalic Civil War, it was initially owned by the Lemovician government. However, Lemovicia's international isolation, in conjunction with the Lemovician Civil War meant that it operated virtually no flights until its end.
Shortly after the end of the Lemovician Civil War, Premier Fabian Duch privatized the airline, selling it to (TBD). Under (TBD)'s ownership of Lemavia, it became a budget airline specialising in trans-Euclean flights (i.e. flights between western Euclea and eastern Euclea), helping boost its position as one of the major players along the east-west Euclean flight market. While it has made attempts to break into the north-south trans-Euclean flights in the late 2000s and early 2010s, these were not as successful as their east-west trans-Euclean flights, due to competitors such as (TBD).
Establishment and early years
After the declaration of independence by Lemovicia on 21 November, 1979, from Narozalica, and the subsequent victory in the Lemovician War of Independence, the Lemovicians found themselves a landlocked country in the middle of Euclea. As they never negotiated with Narozalica for their independence, combined with the instability present in Narozalica, it became urgent for the newly-established national syndicalist regime to set up an airline to connect Lemovicia to the rest of Euclea.
Thus, on 1 December, 1979, as the war of independence was still ongoing, acting President Eztebe Tolaregain decreed the establishment of Lemavia Airlines, whose intention was to provide both passenger and cargo services to the fledgling country. Lemavia was thus established at the Topagunea International Airport.
Despite Lemavia only having one TBD passenger plane, and no cargo planes, combined with Lemovicia's isolation as a result of the national syndicalist regime led by Tolaregain, and later, Garnica, operations commenced on 2 February, 1980, with flights to Dražovice in Slirnia. These flights operated until the outbreak of the Lemovician Civil War, which forced Lemavia to cease operations on 21 March, 1980.
Throughout the Lemovician Civil War, while Lemavia Airlines officially continued to exist, no flights were flown, and no planes were ever delivered to Lemavia as a result of Lemovicia's international isolation and instability, which greatly affected the ability of Lemavia to fly flights.
After the Alikianos Accords were signed, Lemavia began to rebuild from the Lemovician Civil War, and to launch flights to its neighbors. However, as the Lemovician government was broke, in early 1993, it was decided by newly-elected Premier Fabian Duch to sell the airline to TBD, who appointed Tiburtzio Astarloa as the managing director of the airline.
Growth and contemporary era
Under Tiburtzio Astarloa's leadership of Lemavia Airlines, he sought to position Lemavia as being a budget airline for trans-Euclean flights, with a vision to connect eastern Euclea with western Euclea. To this end, Astarloa began major expansion works at the Sechia Airport, with the intention of it replacing their hub at Topagunea International Airport.
Under Astarloa's leadership, Lemavia Airlines greatly expanded its route network, and by 2002 had established its position as one of the major budget airlines specializing in flights between eastern and western Euclea. In 2004, with the completion of the new terminal at Sechia International Airport, they moved their hub to Sechia, although flights continue to operate from Topagunea, mostly to Lemovicia's immediate neighbours.
The following year, with the outbreak of the 2005 financial crisis, despite the airline industry struggling, Lemavia continued its growth, due to budget-conscious travellers seeking to fly cheaply. In 2007, Astarloa retired, and was succeeded by Dymitr Rzewski as the managing director of Lemavia. Under Rzewski's tenure, Lemavia continued its expansion, seeking to not only provide cheap flights between western and eastern Euclea, but also between northern and southern Euclea. However, as this market was primarily dominated by (insert budget airlines from Euclean Community here), Lemavia struggled on many of these north-south budget flights, and in 2013, Rzewski was ousted by the board of directors, who instead selected Urban Olszanski to be the managing director.
Under Olszanski's tenure as managing director, many of the flights between northern and southern Euclea were cancelled, or otherwise reduced to seasonal services, with Lemavia focusing more on the flights between western and eastern Euclea, as well as flights to Samorspi member states, particularly after Lemovicia began talks to join Samorspi in 2016.
All Lemavia planes are in an all-economy class configuration, although Lemavia calls it eagle class (Lemovician: арано класа, arrano klasa, Miersan: klasa orła). There are no reserved seats, with passengers being seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
All seats lack the ability to recline, and in-flight entertainment is not provided. While Lemovician cuisine is offered on all Lemavia flights, all food and drinks have to be bought on board, including traditional airline meals (one meal service on long-haul routes). Complementary snacks are not offered by Lemavia.
Lemavia charges for all checked baggage and hand baggage: while the first checked bag and carry-on bag is at 10Ð and 5Ð respectively, all subsequent checked baggage are charged at a rate of 25Ð for checked baggage, and 15Ð for carry-on baggage.
Lemavia allows for connections between Lemavia flights with no extra fees, primarily to ensure travelers can connect on their second leg of the flight to western or eastern Euclea.
|Sechia||Lemovicia||Sechia International Airport|
|Topagunea||Lemovicia||Topagunea International Airport|
probably all Narozalic planes