Dobrolet Airlines

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Not to be confused with Dobrolet Cargo Airlines.
Dobrolet
Dobrolet Airlines Logo.png
IATA
QD
ICAO
DOB
Callsign
Founded October 2013
Ceased operations August 4th, 2014
Operating bases Sheremetyevo International Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 9
Parent company Aeroflot
Headquarters  Russia, Moscow
Key people Andrey Kalmykov (CEO)
Website www.dobrolet.com

Dobrolet (Russian: Добролёт) was a Russian low-cost airline based at Sheremetyevo International Airport and a subsidiary of Aeroflot. It operated scheduled flights to domestic destinations.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was founded in the autumn of 2013 by Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier airline based in Moscow. Dobrolet started operations in May 2014 on a Boeing 737-800NG.

The name "Dobrolet" extends all the way back to 1923 when the Dobrolet Russian Voluntary Air Fleet Joint-Stock Company was founded.

The European Union blacklisted Dobrolet on July 30, 2014 as part of a sanctions package against Russia. Dobrolet was the exclusive operator of flights between Moscow and Simferopol. As a result of the sanctions, the leasing of Boeing aircrafts used by the company was cancelled by partners, and on 4 August 2014 the company announced that it was ceasing all the operations.[2][3] Nevertheless, on 6 August the company announced it has ordered sixteen new Boeing 737-800 airplanes to be produced in 2017-2018.[4]

Destinations[edit]

The company served three destinations (as of August 2014):[5]

 Russia

Fleet[edit]

The Dobrolet Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (as of May 2014):[6]

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737–800NG 2 8 0 189 189 VQ-BTS,VQ-BTG
Sukhoi Superjet 100 1 0
Total 3 8

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