Ukrainian Aviation Group

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Ukrainian Aviation Group
Launch date 2007
Full members 3
Pending members 0
Destination airports ca. 85
Destination countries ca. 30
Fleet size 64
Management Ihor Kolomoyskyi

The Ukrainian Aviation Group was a Ukrainian informal monopoly alliance of three airlines owned by Privat Group and led by Ihor Kolomoyskyi. The group was founded in 2007 by combining Dniproavia, Aerosvit and Donbassaero; these airlines often provide each other with the opportunity to use each other's aircraft, with flights more than often being operated for Aerosvit (the alliance's largest carrier).[1][2] When Privat Group acquired Ukraine's largest airline Ukraine International Airlines in February 2011 Privat Group had a near monopoly on the aviation business in Ukraine.

The three companies of Ukrainian Aviation Group, together with sister Windrose Airlines, were experiencing major debt troubles in late 2012, as Privat Group was shifting its focus on larger and more profitable Ukraine International Airlines. In January 2013 Aerosvit and Donbassaero ceased operations due to being bankrupt; while a much smaller Dniproavia emerged from bankruptcy and continues limited operation to this day.[3]

Current Fleet[edit]

A Donbassaero Airbus A320 in superseded livery at Munich Airport.
A Dniprovavia Embraer ERJ-145 at Berlin-Tegel Airport (2010), featuring the common livery geometry of the Ukrainian Aviation Group.[4]

The Ukrainian Aviation Group's fleet consists of the following aircraft (March 2012):[5]

Ukrainian Aviation Group Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders/
Options
Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Aerosvit Fleet
Boeing 737-300
2
12 118 130
Boeing 737-400
5
15 138 153
Boeing 737-500
5
10 96 106 2 equipped with winglets
Boeing 737-800
1
6/7
10 150 160 Deliveries: 2 in spring 2012[6]
Boeing 737-900ER
4
20 165 185
Boeing 767-300ER
8
20 207 227 3 equipped with winglets
Saab 340A
1
36 36 operated by MRK Airlines
Dniproavia Fleet
Boeing 737-300
2
12 118 130 1 operated for Aerosvit
Boeing 737-400
1
15 138 153
Boeing 737-500
3
10 96 106 operated for Aerosvit
Boeing 767-300ER
1
20 207 227 operated for Aerosvit
Embraer ERJ-145
25
49 49 3 operated for Aerosvit
3 operated for Skyways Express
Embraer E-190
0
10/5
TBA Deliveries: 7 in 2012, 3 in 2013[7] (to be operated for Aerosvit)[8]
Donbassaero Fleet
Airbus A320-200
9
12 138 150 3 operated for Aerosvit
Airbus A321-200
1
210 210 leased from Windrose
Total 64 20/12

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.utro.ua/ru/ekonomika/_ukrainskaya_aviatsionnaya_gruppa_sozdast_silnogo_igroka_v_mirovom_aviaprostranstve1293097385
  2. ^ http://www.dniproavia.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=34&lang=ru
  3. ^ UIA to expand fleet with two aircrafts (sic) previously leased by AeroSvit
  4. ^ Dniproavia colours at a glance
  5. ^ CH-Aviation - Airline News, Fleet Lists & More
  6. ^ http://www.avianews.com/ukraine/2012/03/28_aerosvit_delivery_boeing_737800.shtml
  7. ^ Aviaport digest
  8. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/airlinepage.php?code1=Z6