Antonov Airlines

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Antonov Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsHostomel Airport
Fleet size10
Parent companyAntonov
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
Net incomeDecrease $187.4 million (2014)

Antonov Airlines is a Ukrainian cargo airline, a division of the Antonov aviation company. It operates international charter services in the oversized-cargo market. Its main base is Hostomel Airport near Kyiv.[1] The company owns the only completed Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world's largest operational cargo aircraft.


Antonov An-22 "Antaeus"
Antonov An-74T
Antonov An-124-100 "Ruslan"
Antonov-225 "Mriya"

The airline was established and started operations in 1989 through a marketing agent agreement with Air Foyle to market Antonov An-124 Ruslan cargo charters worldwide. This relationship ended in June 2006. The same month Antonov Airlines and another large player in the global specialty air cargo business, Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russia), established a joint venture company – Ruslan International[2] — where each company has a 50% stake. The joint operation of the Ukrainian and Russian fleets allows them to share the combined An-124-100 commercial fleet of seventeen aircraft (seven of which belong to Antonov Airlines)[3] and the only Antonov An-225 in service worldwide – the largest cargo aircraft in the world.[4]

In 2017 Antonov Airlines opened a United Kingdom office at London Stansted Airport, with a first flight in February by an Antonov An-124 Ruslan.[5]

Notable operations[edit]


The Antonov Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[14]

Antonov Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Registration Notes
Antonov An-22A Antei 1 UR-09307
Antonov An-26-100 1 UR-13395
Antonov An-28 1 UR-NTE
Antonov An-74T-100 1 UR-74010
Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan 3 UR-82029/UR-82072/UR-82073
Antonov An-124-100M Ruslan 4 UR-82007/UR-82008/UR-82009/UR-82027
Antonov An-178 1 UR-EXP
Antonov An-225 Mriya 1 UR-82060
Total 13

The airline's fleet previously included the following aircraft (as of 2009):[15]

Antonov Airlines also operated the following aircraft for the Antonov Design Bureau:


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  2. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ "Company Profile". 27 December 2006. Archived from the original on 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ a maximum take-off weight of over 600 tonnes and the plane with the widest wing-span, at 88.4 m (290 ft)
  5. ^ "UK office handles Antonov Airlines charter". aircargonews. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "World's largest aircraft, An-225, emerges to set new lift record". Archived from the original on 20 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Antonov's Giant: the An-124 Ruslan".
  9. ^ "looking at Irish rail past and today". Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
  10. ^ "World's biggest plane to deliver 140-ton power generator to PHL | SciTech | GMA News Online". 12 November 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Heaviest item airlifted".
  12. ^ Pavey, Rob (31 March 2011). "SRS pump will head to Japan | The Augusta Chronicle".
  13. ^ "Antonov flies maglev trains in a single flight" (1 July 2020). Global Cargo News. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 35.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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