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IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2017
HubsDnipro International Airport
Secondary hubsBoryspil International Airport
Frequent-flyer programBonus Club
AllianceUkrainian Aviation Group
Fleet size2
Parent companyPrivat Group[2]
HeadquartersDnipro, Ukraine

Dniproavia (Ukrainian: Дніпроавіа) was an airline headquartered at Dnipro International Airport in Dnipro, Ukraine, operated scheduled and chartered passenger flights.[3][4]


Dniproavia was established in 1933 as Dnipropetrovsk Integrated Air Squad, forming part of then Soviet national airline Aeroflot. On 22 June 1996, the airline became a joint stock company in a state-owned entity which included Dnipropetrovsk International Airport, thus giving the airline full control over its home base.[4] Dniproavia announced a loss of just over 6 million USD for 2006, despite increasing revenues by 17 percent and carrying 54 percent more passengers. It blamed the loss on the suspension of its flights to Germany, due to a dispute with the German authorities over Lufthansa's landing rights at Dnipropetrovsk Airport.[5] In October 2009, the airline was sold to Galtera investment group, however, it was controlled by Ukrainian-Israeli entrepreneur Ihor Kolomoyskyi's Privat Group.[6]

As of 25 March 2012, as a result of the Anti-monopoly committee of Ukraine's decision to allow the consolidation of the Ukrainian Aviation Group's physical and operational assets, Dniproavia no longer operates flights with its own code, but rather on behalf of its parent company Aerosvit.[7] By mid of June 2012 the airline introduced their first Embraer 190. All Embraer 190 were ordered and operated by Dniproavia, but they were operated for the airline-partner AeroSvit.[8]

On 9 January 2013, the company ceased all operations,[9] but some flights were resumed on 1 February 2013.[10]

Due to a legal dispute regarding the nationalization of the airline, most of its aircraft were transferred to Windrose Airlines, with just two remaining in the fleet of Dniproavia.[11] In November 2017, Dniproavia was declared bankrupt.[12]


As of January 2017, Dniproavia served domestic routes within Ukraine as well as international services to Bulgaria, Israel and Romania on a scheduled basis.[13]


Dniprovavia Embraer ERJ-145

The Dniproavia fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of May 2017):[14]

Dniproavia Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ 145 2 48
Total 2

Historical fleet[edit]

Dniproavia Yakovlev Yak-42 in 2005

The airline also operated the following aircraft:[15]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 24 April 2003: A Dniproavia Yakovlev Yak-40 (registered UR-87918) ran off the runway after a hard landing at Dnipropetrovsk International Airport following a scheduled domestic flight. The aircraft came to a rest 100 metres away from the runway and was substantially damaged. There were no fatal injuries amongst the 13 passengers and 4 crew members on board.[16]
  • 28 April 2011: A Dniproavia Embraer 145 (registered UR-DNK) ran off the taxiway after having just exited the runway at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport. As a result of this, the aircraft's landing gear gave way and its chassis was badly damaged. However, the aircraft was quickly evacuated and made safe by airport rescue personnel and no injuries were reported, amongst the 30 passengers and 4 crew members, as a result of the incident.


  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "New Owner for Aerosvit | Airports International | The Airport Industry online, the latest airport industry news". Airports International. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  3. ^ "Contacts." Dniproavia. Retrieved on 21 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 74.
  5. ^ "Dniproavia losses in 2006". Airliner World. August 2007. p. 13.
  6. ^ Zaitsev, Tom (2010-02-12). "Three Ukrainian carriers seek tie-up approval". Flightglobal. Reed Elsevier. Retrieved 2011-07-22.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ ""Днеправиа" присоединяется к альянсу авиакомпаний "АэроСвит" и "Донбассаэро"". Dniproavia.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  8. ^ volaspheric: AeroSvit and Dniproavia welcomes first Embraer 190
  9. ^ "Dniproavia halts all operations and shuts down on January 8". World Airline News. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  10. ^ Attention! The current status of ticket sales. Dniproavia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  11. ^ http://www.rusaviainsider.com/dniproavia-aircraft-now-transferred-windrose/
  12. ^ "[1]." .ch-aviation. Retrieved on August 5, 2018. "Ukraine's Dniproavia declared bankrupt."
  13. ^ dniproavia.com - Schedule Archived 2017-02-01 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 3 January 2017
  14. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 35.
  15. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  16. ^ 2003 Dniproavia accident at the Aviation Safety Network

External links[edit]

Media related to Dniproavia at Wikimedia Commons Official website