Dniproavia

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Dniproavia
Дніпроавіа
Dniproavia Eng logo.png
IATA
Z6
ICAO
UDN
Callsign
DNIEPRO
Founded 1996
Hubs Dnipropetrovsk International Airport
Secondary hubs Boryspil International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Meridian loyalty program
Alliance Ukrainian Aviation Group
Fleet size 13
Destinations 16
Parent company Privat Group[1]
Headquarters Dnipropetrovsk International Airport
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Website www.dniproavia.com
A Dniproavia Yakovlev Yak-42 sporting the airlines' former livery, landing at Frankfurt Airport in 2005

Dniproavia (Ukrainian: Дніпроавіа) is an airline headquartered at Dnipropetrovsk International Airport in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, operating scheduled and chartered passenger flights.[2][3]

The main shareholder in the airline is Ukrainian-Israeli entrepreneur Ihor Kolomoyskyi's Privat Group.[4]

History[edit]

A Dniprovavia Embraer ERJ-145 at Berlin-Tegel Airport (2010), featuring the livery chosen to celebrate the type's inauguration with the airline.[5]

Dniproavia was established in 1933 as Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad, forming part of then Soviet national airline Aeroflot. On 22 June 1996, the airline became a joint stock company in a state-owned entity which included Dnipropetrovsk International Airport, thus giving the airline full control over its home base.[3] Dniproavia announced a loss of just over 6 million USD for 2006, despite increasing revenues by 17 percent and carrying 54 percent more passengers. It blamed the loss on the suspension of its flights to Germany, due to a dispute with the German authorities over Lufthansa's landing rights at Dnipropetrovsk Airport.[6] In October 2009, the airline was sold to Galtera investment group, however, it is now controlled by Ukrainian-Israeli entrepreneur Ihor Kolomoyskyi's Privat Group.

As of 25 March 2012, as a result of the Anti-monopoly committee of Ukraine's decision to allow the consolidation of the Ukrainian Aviation Group's physical and operational assets, Dniproavia no longer operates flights with its own code, but rather on behalf of its parent company Aerosvit.[7]

By mid of June 2012 the airline introduced their first Embraer 190. All Embraer 190 are ordered and operated by Dniproavia, but are operated for the airline-partner AeroSvit[8]

On the 9 January 2013 the company ceased all operations.,[9] but some flights were resumed on 1 February 2013[10]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

A Dniproavia Boeing 737-500

As of February 2014, the Dniproavia fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Dniproavia Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Order Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Embraer ERJ 145 13 49
Total 13

Previously operated[edit]

The airline also operated the following aircraft:[12]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 24 April 2003: A Dniproavia Yakovlev Yak-40 (registered UR-87918) ran off the runway after a hard landing at Dnipropetrovsk International Airport following a scheduled domestic flight. The aircraft came to a rest 100 metres away from the runway and was substantially damaged. There were no fatal injuries amongst the 13 passengers and 4 crew members on board.[13]
  • 28 April 2011: A Dniproavia Embraer 145 (registered UR-DNK) ran off the taxiway after having just exited the runway at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport. As a result of this, the aircraft's landing gear gave way and its chassis was badly damaged. However, the aircraft was quickly evacuated and made safe by airport rescue personnel and no injuries were reported, amongst the 30 passengers and 4 crew members, as a result of the incident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Owner for Aerosvit | Airports International | The Airport Industry online, the latest airport industry news". Airports International. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Contacts." Dniproavia. Retrieved on 21 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 74. 
  4. ^ Zaitsev, Tom (2010-02-12). "Three Ukrainian carriers seek tie-up approval". Flightglobal (Reed Elsevier). Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  5. ^ Dniproavia colours at a glance
  6. ^ "Dniproavia losses in 2006". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 13. 
  7. ^ ""Днеправиа" присоединяется к альянсу авиакомпаний "АэроСвит" и "Донбассаэро"". Dniproavia.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  8. ^ volaspheric: AeroSvit and Dniproavia welcomes first Embraer 190
  9. ^ Name (required). "Dniproavia halts all operations and shuts down on January 8". World Airline News. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  10. ^ Attention! The current status of ticket sales. Dniproavia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  11. ^ "OUR FLEET". Dniproavia National Aircompany. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  13. ^ 2003 Dniproavia accident at the Aviation Safety Network

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