Rossiya Airlines

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Rossiya Airlines
АО «Авиакомпания «Россия»
Rossiya Airlines logo-en.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
FV SDM RUSSIA
Founded 1934
Hubs Pulkovo Airport
Frequent-flyer program Aeroflot Bonus
Fleet size 27
Destinations 58
Parent company Aeroflot (75%)
Headquarters Saint Petersburg, Russia
Key people Dmitrii Saprykin, CEO[1]
Website rossiya-airlines.com

Rossiya Airlines JSC[2] (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[3] with its hub at Pulkovo Airport. It is predominantly owned by Aeroflot and serves domestic and some European destinations and additionally operates the aircraft fleet for the Government of Russia.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Merger with Aeroflot[edit]

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.[6] The airline has operated flights under Aeroflot's "SU" since 30 March 2014.[7]

Destinations[edit]

Rossiya head office
Main article: Rossiya destinations

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.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Rossiya has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Fleet[edit]

Commercial fleet[edit]

As of November 2015, the Rossiya commercial fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8][9][10]

Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 16 2 136 136
12 132 144
Airbus A320-200 7 12 150 162
Airbus A321-200 10 16 168 184
Boeing 747-400 14[11]
TBA
to be taken over from Transaero
Boeing 767-300ER 5[12]
TBA
to be taken over from Transaero
Boeing 777-300 5[13]
TBA
to be taken over from Transaero
Total 23 42

Government fleet[edit]

A Rossiya Ilyushin Il-96

As of June 2015, the Rossiya government fleet consists of the following aircraft:[14]

Aircraft In Fleet Orders
Airbus ACJ319 2
Antonov An-148 6
Ilyushin Il-62M 1
Ilyushin Il-96-300 8
Tupolev Tu-154M 3
Tupolev Tu-204-300 2
Tupolev Tu-214 13
Total 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Russian) Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 1 June 2007, p. 370
  2. ^ rossiya-airlines.com - About us retrieved 19 December 2015
  3. ^ "STC Russia." Rossiya. Retrieved on 29 June 2010. "Rossiya is located in St. Petersburg..." and "Petersburg: Pilotov str., 18/4." – "ГТК "Россия"." – Address in Russian: Санкт-Петербург: ул. Пилотов, 18/4
  4. ^ Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  5. ^ UzReport retrieved 25 November 2006
  6. ^ "Russia to corporatize Rossiya air carrier, merge with Aeroflot | Business | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Rossiya Airlines to operate flights under Aeroflot's SU code". Air Transport World. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "AeroTransport Data Bank". Aerotransport.org. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  9. ^ Rossiya. "Rossiya fleet list at ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 2015-12-16". Ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  10. ^ "Россия – российские авиалинии". Pulkovo.ru. 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  11. ^ http://slovakaviation.sk/en/news/496-rossiya-to-take-over-part-of-transaero-fleet
  12. ^ http://slovakaviation.sk/en/news/496-rossiya-to-take-over-part-of-transaero-fleet
  13. ^ http://slovakaviation.sk/en/news/496-rossiya-to-take-over-part-of-transaero-fleet
  14. ^ ch-aviation.com - SLO Rossiya

External links[edit]

Media related to Rossiya - Russian Airlines at Wikimedia Commons