Moskovia Airlines

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Moskovia Airlines
Moskovia Airlines logo.png
IATA
3R
ICAO
GAI
Callsign
GROMOV AIRLINE
Founded 4 October 1995 (1995-10-04) (as Gromov Air)
Operating bases Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Moscow Zhukovsky Airport
Fleet size 15
Destinations Charters and regular
Headquarters Zhukovsky, Moscow, Russia
Key people Mikhail Alexeev (CEO)[1]
Website www.moskovia.aero

Moskovia Airlines is an airline based in Zhukovsky, Moscow, Russia. It operates domestic and international passenger and cargo charters. It main base is Domodedovo Airport.[2]

History[edit]

Development[edit]

A Moskovia Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Prague Ruzyne Airport in 2014. Moskovia introduced the type in 2013.[3]

The airline was established on 4 October 1995 (1995-10-04) as a wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the Gromov Flight Research Institute and named Gromov Air, which was registered on 10 October the same year. In its beginnings the carrier operated cargo flights only; regular scheduled passenger services commenced in 2000. The airline was renamed Moskovia Airlines in 2006. Russian-manufactured aircraft (An-12s, An-24s, Tu-134s, Tu-154s and Yak-40s) made up the fleet until 2009, when leased Boeing 737s were phased in. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 was incorporated into the fleet in 2013.[3]

Grounding[edit]

Moskovia Airlines filed for bankruptcy in February 2014 but planned to continue its operations.[4]

Delays with flights returning passengers from the Montenegrin resort of Tivat and also with services from Astrakhan to Turkey were revealed in mid-July 2014 (2014-07); at this time, it was informed the airline was unable to pay for the fuel.[5] An inspection that came after these delays[6] resulted in the Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia suspending the commercialisation of tickets and the airline shrinking its operations to serve just the Moscow–Tivat route.[1] That month, Kommersant reported that the company would apparently continue operating as a charter airline.[2] In August 2014 (2014-08), Rosaviatsia suspended the Moskovias's air operator's certificate (AOC) following the carrier's CEO stating the carrier could no longer operate due to financial difficulties.[1] One of the causes for the revocation of the AOC responded to the fact that Moskovia did not meet the Russian regulations for the minimum number of aircraft to operate scheduled passenger services.[5]

Destinations[edit]

This is a list of destinations served by Moscovia Airlines (as of December 2013):[7]

Asia[edit]

 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Turkey
 Uzbekistan

Europe[edit]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Montenegro
 Russia

Fleet[edit]

A Moskovia Airlines Boeing 737-700 at Domodedovo Airport in 2011. As of July 2014, the airline had two aircraft of the type in its fleet.[5]

The Moskovia Airlines fleet includes the following (as of January 2014):[10][11][12]

Moskovia Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
Antonov An-12BK 3 0
Antonov An-148B 0 3 [13]
Boeing 737-700 2 0
Sukhoi Superjet 100 2 2 Two options.[14] Two ready to enter in service.
Total 5 6

The airline also used to operate three Boeing 737-800, but they were returned to lessors in March, 2011.[15]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Borodina, Polina (26 August 2014). "Russian authorities suspend Moskovia Airline’s AOC". Air Transport World.  Archived 26 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b ""Московия" стала официально нерегулярной" [Moskovia officialy became a charter carrier]. Kommersant (in Russian). 29 July 2014.  Archived 27 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Авиакомпания "Московия". Досье" [Profile for Moskovia]. Itar-Tass (in Russian). 29 July 2014.  Archived 26 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/25612-russias-moskovia-airlines-files-for-bankruptcy
  5. ^ a b c "Росавиация: авиакомпании "Московия" с 1 сентября запрещены регулярные авиаперевозки" [Moskovia not allowed to operate scheduled services from 1 September]. Itar-Tass (in Russian). 28 July 2014.  Archived 28 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Авиакомпания "Московия" с 29 августа прекратит полеты" [Moskovia to suspend operations from 29 August]. Interfax (in Russian). 22 August 2014.  Archived 26 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ http://www.moskovia.aero/information/inform1/[dead link]
  8. ^ a b c d avianews.com - Belgorod airport to receive flights from Munich, Yerevan and Prague
  9. ^ "Аэропорт "Ставрополь" запускает новый рейс в Москву". REGNUM. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Moskovia Airlines Boeing 2and Tupolev Tu-154 Fleet – CH-Aviation.ch
  11. ^ Moskovia Airlines Boeing Fleet – Airfleets.net
  12. ^ Gromov Air Fleet
  13. ^ Moskovia Airlines orders 10 An-148
  14. ^ Aviaport digest
  15. ^ Moscovia airlines past fleet at planespotters.net

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