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Founded 2000
Hubs Rostov-on-Don Airport[1]
Focus cities Mineralnye Vody
Sochi Airport
Frequent-flyer program Aeroflot Bonus[2]
Alliance SkyTeam (Affiliate)[2]
Fleet size 11
Destinations 20
Parent company Aeroflot (100%)
Headquarters Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Key people Mikhail Stepanovich Kritskiy (General Director)[1]

JSC "Donavia" (Russian: ОАО «Донавиа»), formerly Aeroflot-Don (Russian: ОАО «Аэрофлот-Дон»), is an Aeroflot subsidiary[2] airline based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.[3][4] It operates scheduled domestic and international passenger flights network as well as passenger and cargo charters, most of which to the Middle East. Its main bases are Rostov-on-Don Airport and Mineralnye Vody Airport (after Kavminvodyavia bankruptcy).[1]


An Aeroflot-Don Tupolev Tu-134 at Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia. (2006)

The airline was established as Donavia following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It absorbed the Rostov assets of the Soviet airline Aeroflot, and was one of many such "Babyflots" to emerge in the early 1990s. However, the airline was purchased by Aeroflot in 2000 and started operations under the Aeroflot-Don name on 13 April 2000. On 25 September 2009, the airline was once again renamed Donavia.[5]


Donavia serves the following destinations (as of November 2012)


Central Asia[edit]


Western Asia[edit]





An Aeroflot-Don Tupolev Tu-154 landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Russia. (2008)
An Aeroflot-Don Ilyushin Il-86. (2008)

The Donavia fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2015)

Donavia Fleet
Aircraft Total Order Seating Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-100 10 0 12 126 138
Total 10 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 20 February 2007, p. 122
  2. ^ a b c "UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF AEROFLOT". 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Контакты авиакомпании." Donavia. Retrieved on 29 June 2010. "Адрес: 344009, г. Ростов-на-Дону, пр. Шолохова, 272."
  4. ^ "Directory:World Airlines." Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 48. "Sholokova Prospekt 272, Rostov-on-Don, 344009, Russia"
  5. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 47. 
  6. ^ "Scheduled flights". INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM ROSTOV-ON-DON. JSC Donavia. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  7. ^ ""Донавиа" будет летать из Екатеринбурга в Краснодар". TRAVEL.RU. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Плохотниченко, Юрий (16 December 2014). ""Донавиа" возвращается во Внуково". Travel.Ru. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Плохотниченко, Юрий (27 March 2013). ""Донавиа" будет летать между Сочи и Новосибирском". Retrieved 27 March 2013. 

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