|Frequent-flyer program||Aeroflot Bonus|
|Parent company||Aeroflot (75%)|
|Headquarters||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Key people||Dmitrii Saprykin, CEO|
Rossiya Airlines JSC (Russian: АО «Авиакомпания „Россия“», AO Aviakompaniya "Rossiya"), sometimes branded as Rossiya - Russian Airlines (Russian: «Россия — Российские авиалинии», Rossiya — Rossiyskie avialinii), is a Russian airline headquartered in Saint Petersburg with its hub at Pulkovo Airport. It is predominantly owned by Aeroflot and serves domestic and some European destinations.
The airline was established in 1992 and is wholly owned by the Russian government. In 2006 the Russian government merged Rossiya Airlines with Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise and on October 29 the new airline started flying under the name Rossiya. The merger process began in December 2004. In November 2006 it was announced that the merger had been completed and Rossiya Airlines was registered in Saint Petersburg on 9 October 2006 and has a branch in Moscow and 54 offices in Russia and abroad.
Merger with Aeroflot
In February 2010, the Russian government announced that all regional airlines owned by the state through the holding company 'Rostechnologii' would be consolidated with the national carrier Aeroflot in order to increase the airlines' financial viability. The airline has operated flights under Aeroflot's "SU" since 30 March 2014.
In December 2015 Aeroflot Group announced the merging of its three regional airline brands into one under the name Rossiya, the brand used by the largest of the three regional airlines. The operation would bring together the operations of St Petersburg-based Rossiya, Donavia (based at Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports) and Orenair (which focuses on Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Sochi and Mineralnye Vody). This consolidation still leaves smaller regional airline Aurora as a separate brand based in the far east cities of Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. While the three carriers; Rossiya, Donavia and Orenair currently serve a total of ninety destinations – 48 domestic and 42 international – new Rossiya will also add some destinations formerly allocated to Transaero Airlines prior to its collapse in October. In May 2016 the merger of the three airlines was completed.
Arising from the merger with Pulkovo Airlines, the bulk of the scheduled service operation is from Russia's second-largest city, St Petersburg, where Pulkovo was the dominant airline, and Rossiya continues to be. Operations based in Moscow are predominantly non-scheduled ones for state organisations, or flights operated on behalf of Aeroflot; Rossiya continues Pulkovo's lead role on the Moscow-St Petersburg route.
Rossiya has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
|Boeing 747-400||4||6||12||510||522||taken over from Transaero|
|Boeing 777-200ER||2||3||14||350||364||transferred from Orenair and Transaero|
|Boeing 777-300||2||3||18||355||373||taken over from Transaero|
|Sukhoi Superjet 100||—||10||TBA||to be transferred from Aeroflot|
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