Pobeda (airline)

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Pobeda
Pobeda logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
DP PBD POBEDA
Founded 16 September 2014 (2014-09-16)
Commenced operations 1 December 2014 (2014-12-01)
Hubs Vnukovo International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size 20
Destinations 26
Parent company Aeroflot
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Andrey Kalmykov, CEO
Website

www.pobeda.aero

Pobeda Airlines LLC (Russian: Победа, Budget Carrier, LLC) is a Russian low-cost airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflot. It is based in Vnukovo International Airport, with secondary bases in Anapa and Sochi. It operates scheduled services to domestic and international destinations.[1] "Pobeda" is the Russian word for victory.

History[edit]

The company Budget Carrier, LLC was registered on 16 September 2014 with Aeroflot as the only shareholder. It is the second attempt of Aeroflot to form a low-cost carrier, after Dobrolet, which ceased operation in August 2014.[2] Pobeda received an air operator's certificate on 11 November 2014, and commerced its maiden flight on 1 December of the same year,[3] from Moscow-Vnukovo to Volgograd. The carrier surpassed 2 million passengers in September 2015, after nine months of operation.[4]

The airline had hoped to introduce a Moscow to Bratislava service in October 2015,[5] but the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency turned down an application to operate international flights as the airline has to operate internally for at least two years first.[6] Bratislava Airport and Pobeda, however, announced the launch of first international flight to Bratislava, to be commenced on 19 December 2015. Pobeda also market their service from Moscow to Vienna, Austria via a fly-and-ride scheme, with a bus trip from Bratislava to Vienna included as part of the service.[4]

In December 2015, Pobeda cancelled their planned route to Salzburg after only 34 tickets were sold.[7]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

The Pobeda Airlines fleet included the following aircraft as of July 2018:[8]

Pobeda fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 20 4[9] 189
Boeing 737 MAX 8 15[10] TBA Deliveries from late 2019
Total 20 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Расписание полетов [Timetables] (in Russian). Победа. 1 November 2014. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aeroflot launches new low-cost carrier to replace sanctioned Dobrolet". Moscow: RT. 16 September 2014. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Авиакомпания "Победа" запускает продажу авиабилетов по шести направлениям (Press release) (in Russian). Pobeda. 11 November 2014. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Победа" открыла продажу билетов на первые международные рейсы (Press release) (in Russian). Pobeda. 12 November 2015. Archived from the original on 14 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Crossing Borders?". Airliner World: 10. October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Red Light for Pobeda". Airliner World: 10. November 2015. 
  7. ^ austrianaviation.net – "Salzburg: Only 34 Pobeda bookings" Archived 15 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. (German) 14 December 2015
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2017): 30. 
  9. ^ "Russia's Pobeda inks deal with Boeing for 10 B737s"Paid subscription required. ch-aviation. 15 March 2017. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "LCC Pobeda is reportedly ordered 15 Boeing 737MAX8s". rusaviainsider.com. 25 July 2018. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 

External links[edit]

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