Moskovia Airlines

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Moskovia Airlines
Moskovia Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded4 October 1995 (1995-10-04) (as Gromov Air)
Ceased operationsAugust 2014 (2014-08)
Operating basesMoscow Domodedovo Airport
Moscow Zhukovsky Airport
Fleet size15
HeadquartersZhukovsky, Moscow, Russia
Key peopleMikhail Alexeev (CEO)[1]

Moskovia Airlines (Russian: Авиакомпания Московия, translit. Aviakompaniya Moskoviya) was an airline based in Zhukovsky, Moscow, Russia. It operated domestic and international passenger and cargo charters. Its main base was Domodedovo Airport.[2]



A Moskovia Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Prague Ruzyne Airport in 2014. Moskovia introduced the type in 2013.[3] At least one aircraft of the type that had been operated by Moskovia entered serviced with Red Wings Airlines.[4][5]

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.[3] The airline was renamed Moskovia Airlines in 2006.[3][6] 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]


Moskovia Airlines filed for bankruptcy in February 2014 but planned to continue its operations.[7] 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.[8] An inspection that came after these delays[9] 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, it was reported that the company would apparently continue its operations 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 suspension 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.[8] After three months of suspension, the AOC was finally cancelled in December 2014 (2014-12).[10][11]


This is a list of destinations served by Moscovia Airlines (as of December 2013):[12][additional citation(s) needed]




 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Czech Republic


A Moskovia Airlines Boeing 737-700 at Domodedovo Airport in 2011. At July 2014 (2014-07), the airline had two aircraft of the type in its fleet.[8]

The Moskovia Airlines fleet includes the following (as of January 2014):[15][16][17]

Moskovia Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
Antonov An-12BK 3 0
Antonov An-148B 0 3 [18]
Boeing 737-700 2 0
Sukhoi Superjet 100 2 2 Two options.[19] 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.[20]

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  1. ^ a b c Borodina, Polina (26 August 2014). "Russian authorities suspend Moskovia Airline's AOC". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Московия" стала официально нерегулярной [Moskovia officially became a charter carrier]. Kommersant (in Russian). 29 July 2014. Archived from the original on 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Авиакомпания "Московия". Досье [Profile for Moskovia]. Itar-Tass (in Russian). 29 July 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Montag-Girmes, Polina (27 August 2015). "Cambodia's Sky Angkor wet-leases SSJ100 from Red Wings". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 29 August 2015. Red Wings signed a lease agreement for three SSJ100s from SCAC in October 2014. It took aircraft that were previously operated by Moskovia Airlines. 
  5. ^ Montag-Girmes, Polina (20 January 2015). "Red Wings takes delivery of first leased SSJ100". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Moscovia signs preliminary deal for Tu-204s/An-148s". Hong Kong: Flightglobal. Flight Daily News. 5 September 2007. Archived from the original on 6 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Russia's Moskovia Airlines files for bankruptcy".
  8. ^ 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 from the original on 28 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Авиакомпания "Московия" с 29 августа прекратит полеты [Moskovia to suspend operations from 29 August]. Interfax (in Russian). 22 August 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Borodina, Polina (8 December 2014). "Russia cancels AOCs for Bylina and Moskovia airlines". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Росавиация аннулировала сертификаты эксплуатанта авиакомпаний "Московия" и "Былина" [Rosaviatsia confirms the revocations of licenses for Moskovia and Bylina]. Kommersant (in Russian). 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ a b c d "Из Белгорода самолеты полетят в Мюнхен, Прагу и Ереван".
  14. ^ "Аэропорт "Ставрополь" запускает новый рейс в Москву". REGNUM. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Moskovia Airlines Boeing 2and Tupolev Tu-154 Fleet –".
  16. ^ "Moskovia Airlines Fleet - Airfleets aviation".
  17. ^ Gromov Air Fleet Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Moskovia Airlines orders 10 An-148[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ ""Московия" и ГСС подписали соглашение на поставку 3 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (АвиаПорт)".
  20. ^ "Moscovia airlines past fleet at". Archived from the original on 12 June 2010.

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