Donavia

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Donavia
Донавиа
Donavia logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
D9[1] DNV[1] DONAVIA[1]
Founded 2000
Ceased operations 2016 (merged with Rossyia)
Hubs Rostov-on-Don Airport[1]
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Aeroflot Bonus[2]
Alliance SkyTeam (Affiliate)[2]
Fleet size 10
Destinations 20
Parent company Aeroflot (100%)
Headquarters Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Key people Mikhail Stepanovich Kritskiy (General Director)[1]
Website www.aeroflot-don.ru

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

History[edit]

An Aeroflot-Don Tupolev Tu-134 at Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia. (2006)
An Aeroflot-Don Tupolev Tu-154 landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Russia. (2008)
An Aeroflot-Don Ilyushin Il-86. (2008)

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 began to operate as Aeroflot-Don on 13 April 2000. On 25 September 2009, the airline reverted to the Donavia label.[5]

Former Destinations[edit]

Donavia served the following destinations

Asia[edit]

Central Asia[edit]

 Tajikistan
 Uzbekistan

Western Asia[edit]

 Armenia
 Israel
 Turkey

Europe[edit]

 Russia

Fleet[edit]

In April 2016, the entire Donavia fleet was assigned to Rossiya.[7][8]

References[edit]

  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. ^ https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Donavia
  8. ^ https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Rossiya

External links[edit]

Media related to Donavia at Wikimedia Commons