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Name: DONAVIA
7JetSet7 Code: DAU
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: CIS
City: ROSTOV-ON-DON
Country: RUSSIA
Employees 2100
Web: aeroflot-don.ru
Email: avia@aeroflot-don.ru
Telephone: +7 863 200 1920
Fax: +7 863 200 1906
Sita: ROVCDD9
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FORMED in 1925 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. DONSKIE AVIALINI WAS FORMED IN 1925. IT MERGED WITH YUG AVIA IN 1992, BUT WAS ABSORBED BY AEROFLOT (ARO) IN 1993, AS JSC DONAVIA AIRLINES. STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1995 AS DONAVIA. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
272 SHOLOKOV AVENUE
ROSTOV-ON-DON 344009, RUSSIA

Russia (Russian Federation) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 17,075,400 sq km, its population is 148.4 million, its capital city is Moscow, and its official language is Russian.

MAY 1997: DONAVIA (DAU) IS THE LARGEST AIR TRANSPORT ENTERPRISE WITHIN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND IS AMONG THE BEST TEN ENTERPRISES IN RUSSIA.

OPERATES PASSENGER & CARGO CHARTERS MAINLY TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

TO MOSCOW (VNUKOVO), ST PETERSBURG, KALINGRAD, MINSK, TASHKENT, ASHKHABAD, TYUMEN, UFA IRKUTSK, KHABAROVSK, OMSK, TCHITA, NOVOSIBIRSK, SAMARA BRATSK, YEREVAN, DUBAI, AND DUSSELDORF.

EMPLOYEES OWN 51%, STATE 20%, & OTHERS 29%.

2,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 700 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 500 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

APRIL 1998: 2,100 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 700 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 500 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

APRIL 1999: 2,100 EMPLOYEES. (rovgd9@sita.gmsmail.com).

SITA: ROVCDDP.

MARCH 2000: AEROFLOT (ARO) BUYS 51% CONTROLLING INTEREST IN AEROFLOT-DON (DAU).

5 TU-154M'S, (ARO) LEASED, FOR OPERATIONS TO WESTERN EUROPE.

APRIL 2000: 2,100 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 700 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 500 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

AUGUST 2000: CHANGES NAME FROM "DON AIRLINES" (DONAVIA) TO "AEROFLOT-DON" (DAU).

OCTOBER 2000: 1 TU-154B-1 (78A-285, RA-85285) DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 2000: 1 AN-12BP (402603, RA-48984) DELIVERY.

JANUARY 2001: 1 TU-154M (88A-772, RA-85640), EX-AEROFLOT (ARO).

JULY 2001: 1 AN-12B (9346409, RA-12965) TO FRESH AIR CARGO.

SEPTEMBER 2001: TU-154M (88A-772, RA-85640), EX-AEROFLOT (ARO).

NOVEMBER 2001: SWITCHES ITS REGULAR ITALIAN WEEKLY CHARTER FROM ROSTOV TO RIMINI - FORLI.

1 TU-154M (87A-753, RA-85626), EX-AEROFLOT (ARO).

APRIL 2002: (TELEPHONE: +7 (8632) 52 50 79).

(FAX: +7 (8632) 52 05 67).

OWNERS: AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES (ARO).

November 2002: (TELEPHONE: +7 (8632) 58 98 35).

(FAX: +7 (8632) 52 64 21)

(avia@rnd.ru). SITA: ROVCDD9.

AN-12BP (01348003, RA-11115) leased to Aerofreight. 1 TU-154B2 (80A-453, RA-85453), ex-Baikal (BKL).

June 2003: 2,100 employees. SITA: ROVCDD9.

(http://www.aeroflot-don.ru). (avia@rnd.ru).

(FAX: +7 (8632) 52 05 67).

July 2003: 1 Tu-154M (797, /89, RA-85149), ex-China Southwest Airlines (XIN).

July 2004: 2004 = 740M RPK (passenger traffic) (+14.1%); 507K passengers (PAX) (+18.8%).

October 2004: Tu 154B-2 (81A-489, RA-85489), from Kras Air (ZXD).

July 2005: 2,100 employees.

3 orders (5/06) F 100's leased.

November 2005: INCDT: An Aeroflot-Don (DAU) Tupolev TU-154 operating flight D9 352 from Sochi to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing in Rostov after one of its engines caught fire. The airplane landed safely at 16:06.

March 2006: Russian airlines reported a combined -RUB2.2 billion/-$78.7 million drop in net profit in 2005, according to a statement from the Federal Air Transport Agency cited by Russian media. Revenues increased +10% to RUB180 billion against a +20% lift in costs. The number of passengers grew +3.9% to 35.1 million and passenger revenues rose +3.4%.

September 2006: (LTK) signed an agreement with Aeroflot-Don (DAU), a 51% subsidiary of Aeroflot (ARO), under which it will provide its Total Component Support Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) solution for the carrier's 737-500 fleet, two of which have been delivered with four more due for delivery next year.

November 2006: Aeroflot (ARO) is looking to consolidate the domestic airline industry further, according to (ARO) Chairman & CEO, Valery Okulov, and will launch a regional carrier in eastern Russia, that will combine several smaller airlines and "quickly help to better organize air traffic in this area . . . on both long-haul and local routes," he said on the company's website.

"This year we will grow +9% on international routes and +16% on the domestic network," Okulov said. "So we see our biggest growth within Russia, where we currently serve 25 destinations and where we want to increase our transport activity by +25%." That aim is behind the launch of a new regional carrier called "Aeroflot East," which will be based in Khabarovsk and combine smaller carriers Dalavia Far East Airways (KHV) and SAT Airlines (SKH). SAT (SKH) flies from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to eight Siberian, three Japanese, one Chinese, and two Korean destinations. "We realized that foreign carriers have increased their activities in Russia by +14% and in the Far East by +18%. As a result, airlines from Russia have lost market share," he explained. Aeroflot East will operate both short- and long-haul routes. "First we have to bring the new carrier to Aeroflot (ARO) standards. The program should be fully working within two years," Okulov said. (ARO) already operates subsidiaries Aeroflot-Don (DAU) in Rostov, and Aeroflot-Nord (AEN) in Arkhangelsk. It also has opened branches in Saint Petersburg and Magadan. It has a total market share in Russia of 60% on international routes but just 12% of the domestic market. "By 2010, we want to have a 30% share within Russia," he noted.

"The Russian airline industry is definitely fragmented. There are far too many airlines in the market, and that is why one of our goals is to take part in the consolidation of the industry," Okulov said. Aeroflot (ARO) currently holds 14% of the domestic market and flies to 25 destinations in Russia. Okulov said it is aiming for a 30% share by 2010. The next step is to expand European services and connect them more effectively via Moscow Sheremetyevo to the Far East. "We want to build a bridge between Europe and Asia. Our investment in the new Sheremetyevo 3 terminal is $150 million," he said. Russian banks have chipped in another $300 - $400 million. By November 30, 2007, all flights operated by (ARO) and its partners will transfer to the new facility.

January 2007: Aeroflot (ARO) announced that it increased its share in its OJSC Aeroflot-Don (DAU) subsidiary from 51% to 100%. Aeroflot-Don (DAU), based in Rostov-on-Don, carried 600,000 passengers in 2006 and has a fleet of 15 airplanes, including 737-500s and Tu-154s.

August 2007: Acquires the assets, including 3 Il-86s of Moscow-based Vaso Airlines (VSO), which recently ceased operations.

2 737-528s (27304, VP-BWY; 27305, VP-BWZ), ex-Air France (AFA). 2 737-500s (25232, VP-BLF; 25233, VP-BLG), leased from Jet-i in a deal arranged by Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management (BBB).

May 2008: Aeroflot-Don (DAU) is a Russian regional carrier operating a scheduled domestic and international scheduled passenger network to destinations in Europe, CIS, Africa, and the Middle East.

June 2009: Aeroflot (ARO) investor, Alexander Lebedev told "RIA Novosti" that (ARO) faces significant challenges as a result of the financial crisis and has launched insolvency proceedings for Aeroflot (ARO) Cargo and is evaluating elimination of Aeroflot Don (DAU) and Aeroflot Nord (AEN). "After the order of six MD-11Fs and three 737 freighters, (ARO) Cargo made a loss of -$140 million," Lebedev said, adding that (ARO) plans to dissolve the cargo subsidiary and reintegrate it into the mainline. Freight fell -35.1% in the first quarter. (DAU) and (AEN) are expected to present restructuring plans and face elimination. (ARO) plans layoffs throughout the company.

Lufthansa Technik (DLH) (LTK) expanded its component support services agreement with Aeroflot (ARO) to "the complete Aeroflot Group," adding Aeroflot Nord (AEN) to a contract already covering mainline and Aeroflot Don (DAU) airplanes. Under the new five-year-contract, (LTK) will provide its Total Component Support package to 45 737 Classics and A320s.

737-4Q8 (25114, VQ-BAO), delivery, ex-Alaska Airlines (ASA), ex-(N783AS).

September 2009: "Aeroflot Don" reverts back to its original name "Donavia" (DAU).

October 2009: Aeroflot Russian Airlines (ARO) has approved a new business plan that will see Donavia (DAU) retire its remaining Tu-134s this month and its Tu-154 fleet in the fastest possible time frame.

Donavia (DAU) will continue its code share with (ARO) and will operate some services on behalf of its parent.

July 2010: Donavia (DAU) added new routes from Adler/Sochi:
Adler/Sochi - Istanbul Ataturk: 3x weekly, 737-500 service started on March 29;
Adler/Sochi - Tashkent: weekly, 737-500 service started on April 1;
Adler/Sochi - Yerevan: 3x weekly, 737-500 service started on March 29;
Rostov - Adler/Sochi - Tel Aviv Ben Gurion: weekly, 737-400 service resumed on July 11.

August 2010: Donavia (DAU) is a Russian regional carrier operating a scheduled domestic and international scheduled passenger network to destinations in Europe, the (CIS), Africa, and the Middle East. Passengers and cargo charters are also flown, primarily to the Middle East.

(IATA) Code: D9 - 733. (ICAO) Code: DNV (Callsign - DONAVIA).

Parent organization/shareholders: Aeroflot Russian Airlines (ARO) (100%).

SITA: ROVCDD9.

Alliances: Aeroflot Russian Airlines (ARO); AirBaltic (BAU); & Austrian Airlines (AUL).

Main Base: Rostov-on-Don Airport (ROV).

Hubs: Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO); & Moscow Vnukovo Airport (VKO).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Adler/Socchi; Ekaterinburg; Moscow; Murmansk; Neryungri; Novosibirsk; Rostov; & St Petersburg.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Dnepropetrovsk; Dubai; Frankfurt; Gyoumri; Istanbul; Tashkent; Tel Aviv; Yafo; & Yerevan.

Aeroflot (ARO)) is now taking over control over the airlines previously owned by Rostekhnologii that were supposed to be merged under the "Rosavia" brand. The Rosavia merger project has now been cancelled, but Rostekhnologii has ordered 50 737NG airplanes (and 15 options) regardless, that will then be leased to (ARO) and its new subsidiaries. (ARO) is planning to continue to operate the airlines under separate certificates and brands for now, similar to its subsidiaries, Donavia (DAU) and Nordavia (AEN) and has not yet published any final plan on what role the new subsidiaries will play, although it has indicated some of them might be turned into low-cost or charter carriers. The airlines included in the deal are (KMV) - Kavkazskie Mineralnye Vody, Orenair (ORB), Rossiya (SDM), Saravia, SAT Airlines (SKH), and Vladivostok Air (VLK) that are all under full or majority control of Rostekhnologii. Earlier this year, (ARO) also acquired the remaining 49% in Nordavia (AEN) held by Aviainvest and it now also controls 100% of the Northern Russian regional carrier. (ARO) and Rossiya (SDM) have already entered into a code share agreement on a wide range of domestic routes.

April 2011: Donavia (DAU) launched an international service between Adler/Sochi (AER), the tourist resort on the Russian Black Sea coast, and Dushanbe (DYU), the capital of Tajikistan. This is the first the route has been operated since 1991 - 1992, when previously flown by Aeroflot (ARO).

November 2011: Russian state corporation Rostechnology has completed the asset transfer of five regional carriers to Aeroflot (ARO), in a previously announced deal worth RUB2.5 billion/$81 million.

(ARO)’s sister company, Aeroflot-Finance, received 52.156% of Vladivostok Avia (VLK), 51% of Saravia Airlines, 75% minus one share of Rossiya Airlines (SDM), 100% of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-based SAT Airlines (SKH) and 100% of OrenAir (ORB). Rostechnology received 3.55% of Aeroflot (ARO) shares.

In 2010, the Russian government decided (ARO) would get six airlines belonging to Rostechnology. The sixth carrier, Mineralnye vody-based KMV (KMV), ceased operations this summer and became a part of Donavia (DAU), which is also an (ARO) sister company. (ARO) has announced plans to re-brand at least some of the airlines and to replace their remaining old generation Russian airplanes by A320 family or SSJ 100 airplanes.

According to an (ARO) statement, the group plans to take 45.5% of the market by 2025. Transport Clearing House VP, Marina Bukalova said the company has nearly reached this target. During the first nine months of 2010, (ARO) and its two sister companies (Donavia (DAU) and Nordavia (AEN)) had 30% of the market share. During the first nine months of 2011, (ARO) (with (DAU), (VLK), Saravia, (SDM), (SKH) and (ORB), excluding (AEN)) had a 40% of the market.

During the same period in 2011, the S7 Group (S7 Airlines (SBR) and Globus (WEG)) had a 13% share, Transaero (TRX) 12%, UTair Group (UTair (TYU) and UTair-Express), 10%. All together, the four biggest airline groups have a 75% share. Bukalova said the continuing monopolization and declining competition will have a negative effect on the market.

January 2012: Donavia (DAU) is planning to add A319-100s in 2012 and has launched new domestic and international routes following the closure of sister carrier, KMV - Kavkazskie Mineralnye Vody (KMV):
Adler/Sochi - St Petersburg: daily 737-500 service has started on October 30;
Mineralnye Vody - Baku: 3x weekly 737-500 service has started on October 31;
Mineralnye Vody - St Petersburg: daily 737-500 service has started on October 30;
Mineralnye Vody - Tashkent: weekly 737-500 service has started on November 3;
Mineralnye Vody - Yerevan: 2x weekly 737-500 service has started on November 1;
Moscow Sheremetyevo - Stavropol: daily 737-500 service has started on October 30;
Rostov - Khudzhand: 2x weekly 737-500 service has started on November 2.

Aeroflot (ARO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russian state corporation Rostechnology to lease 50 Boeing (TBC) 737 NGs, the two companies announced. The airplanes, which were ordered in 2010, will be leased to (ARO) by Aviation Capital Services, a leasing subsidiary of Rostechnology. Delivery is expected from September 2013 through 2017.

(ARO) said it will receive 737-800 and 737-900 modifications, although details were not released. Earlier it was forecasted that the 737s might modernize (ARO) regional subsidiaries’ fleet but after the (MOU) announcement, an (ARO) representative said part of the airplane order will be operated solely by (ARO).

Over the past several years, the carrier has grown its narrow body fleet with A320 family airplanes, which now numbers more than >70.

In 2008, Rostechnology decided to create a new airline, Rosavia, combining several regional Russian carriers (Vladivostok Avia (VLK), Saravia Airlines, Rossiya Airlines (SDM), SAT Airlines (SKH) and OrenAir (ORB) and KMV (KMV).

A year later, the corporation announced the tender for narrow bodies for the new carrier but the airline project failed before Rostechnology signed the deal. It was decided to sell the regional carriers to (ARO). (KMV) ceased operations in the summer and Saravia was sold at the end of 2011.

Among the other subsidiaries, the largest 737 fleet is operated by (ORB), which now has five 737 Classics and 14 737-800s. (SKH)’s fleet includes three 737 Classics. St Petersburg-based (SDM) also operates five 737-500s but (SDM) has already announced it will take these airplanes out of service in the near future. (ARO) subsidiary, Donavia (DAU), which was launched before the deal with Rostechnology, will receive 10 737s.

March 2012: Donavia (DAU) will shortly add a first ex-Mexicana (CMA) A319-100 and is expected to add more A320 family airplanes over the next couple of months.

April 2013: Donavia (DAU) launched services on the 1,400 km route from its Rostov-on-Don (ROV) base to Antalya (AYT), Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, on 23 April. (DAU), which already offers thrice-weekly flights from the Russian city to Istanbul Atatürk, now provides services of the same frequency to Antalya. (DAU)'s 737s are deployed to operate the new route.

July 2013: A319-112 (2751, VP-BNB), ex-(N945FR), (GEF) leased.

December 2013: Aeroflot (ARO) plans to move flights operated by its subsidiary, Rossiya ((IATA) Code: FV, based at St Petersburg) (SDM) to wet-leases with effect from March 30, 2014. All of Rossiya (SDM)'s routes from St Petersburg (including numerous domestic Russian routes as well as routes to Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, the (CIS), and Israel) are to be operated under Aeroflot (ARO)'s SU flight numbers from the beginning of the (IATA) summer timetable. The majority of all flights operated by subsidiaries Donavia ((IATA) Code: D9, based at Rostov) (DAU) and Aurora ((IATA) Code: HZ, based at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) (URR) already operate using SU flight numbers.

January 2014: A319-111 (2093, VP-BWG), EX-(D-AVYE), (GEF) leased.

May 2014: 737-4Q8 (53113, VQ-BAN) returned and delivered to Aeolus Air (AEZ), Gambia.

November 2014: Construction has begun on the new Yuzhny International Airport in the Rostov region.

Regional Airports, a Renova Group’s subsidiary, will build the new airport at Rostov on Don. The new airport, which should open by the end of 2017, will be built 29 km from the city. It will have a 50,600 sq m passenger terminal, which will be able to handle up to 8 million passengers per year. Its 3,600 m runway will be certified for all main airplane types.

Russia’s Ministry of Transport, Maxim Sokolov said it will be Russia’s first new airport built in the post-Soviet period.

The existing Rostov on Don Airport opened in 1925. Its passenger terminal area is 17,000 sq m and the runway length is 2,600 m. It is surrounded by residential areas and has no space for further development. In 2013, the airport handled 2.2 million passengers. The old airport is now managed by Regional Airports, which also operates Yekaterinburg’s Koltsovo, Kurumoch Airport in Samara and Strigino International Airport in Nizhny Novgorod.

March 2015: The Aeroflot Group reported a full-year net loss of -RUB17.1 billion/-$274.6 million as of December 31, 2014, reversed from a net profit of +RUB7.33 billion in the year-ago period. The results are reported in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). “In the second half of 2014, Russian air carriers faced serious external challenges, the major ones being a significant depreciation of the ruble and the resulting fall in consumer demand and downturn in the international travel market, which affected the annual financial results of the Group,” (ARO) deputy (CEO), Shamil Kurmashov said.

Revenue rose +9.9% year-over-year to RUB319.8 billion. Scheduled flights revenue increased +10% to RUB253.6 billion, while charter flights revenue decreased -12.5% to RUB15.02 billion, due to a decline in international traffic.

In 2014, the Aeroflot Group carried 17.1 million passengers on international routes, down -1.7% from 2013. The number of passengers on domestic routes rose +26% to 17.64 million. The total number of passengers increased +10.7% 34.7 million.

“In particular, in December the Group’s passenger traffic was up by +16% on the back of a +35.5% increase in passengers on domestic flights. Passenger traffic dynamics was the main driver of revenue growth that amounted to 9.9% in 2014,” Kurmashov said.

Operating costs increased +13.8% to RUB308.5 billion. Airplane fuel increased +10.2% year-over-year to RUB87.2 billion. “This increase is driven by the dynamics of oil and jet kerosene prices and weakening of the ruble, as well as an increase in the Group’s traffic volume, fleet expansion and addition of new routes. Airplane servicing and passenger services costs amounted to RUB61 billion, up +15.6% from 2013. This increase is primarily due to the change in the ruble’s exchange rate against foreign currencies (+7.7%), expanded scale of operations and traffic volume (+ 3%), and the change in service rates (+4.9%),” the group said.

The Aeroflot Group includes the biggest Russian carrier (ARO) as well as several subsidiaries including Donavia (DAU), OrenAir (ORB), Rossiya (SDM), Pobeda (PBD), and Aurora (AAZ).

May 2015: News Item A-1: Russia’s Gazprombank will provide a RUB15.7 billion/$312.7 million loan for Rostovaeroinvest to build new Yuzhny airport at Rostov on Don. The final decision on a loan, which was approved in April, was given after the project was included into a state program supporting investment projects.

“It is not easy to attract financing on acceptable terms today [for this type of project] (for Yuzhny International Airport the financing is crucial). Including the project into a government-supported program allows us to attract financing and construct the airport in time,” (CEO) Airports of Regions (Rostovaeroinvest parent company), Evgeniy Chudnovskiy said.

The construction of Yuzhny Airport began at the end of 2014. The new airport, which should open by the end of 2017, will be built 29 km/18 miles from the city. It will have a 50,600 sq m passenger terminal, which will be able to handle up to 8 million passengers per year. Its 3,600 m runway will be certified for all main airplane types.

The Russian government will also invest in the airport infrastructure. According to Russian legislation, airports can be operated by private companies but the airfields belong to the government, which invests in their renovations. Private companies can invest in the terminal infrastructure.

August 2015: News Item A-1: Aeroflot ((IATA) Code: (SU), based at Moscow Sheremetyevo) (ARO) is planning to equip two of its subsidiaries with an undisclosed number of SSJ100-95s, (CEO) Vitaly Savelyev has told Russia's "TASS" newswire.

“I don't think it will happen this year, but we have plans for next year," he said. "We are considering two subsidiaries – Rossiya ((IATA) Code: FV, based at St Petersburg) (SDM) and Donavia ((IATA) Code: D9, based at Rostov) (DON).”

Earlier this year, state-backed (ARO) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Moscow Zhukovsky) to acquire a further twenty SuperJets with deliveries to occur by 2016. Once firmed, the order will boost (ARO)'s SuperJet order book to fifty airframes.

In a bid to ease a foreign currency crunch and to stimulate local industry, the Russian government has committed itself to weaning Russia off its dependence on Western-manufactured airplanes.

In March, Moscow announced it would inject RUB100 billion/USD1.9 billion into Sukhoi (SSJ)'s parent firm, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), to help spur the production of the SuperJet while moving to recapitalize the State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) to the tune of RUB30 billion/USD469 million.

In June, (GTLK) announced it had secured placements for thirty-two Superjets (fifteen with Yamal Airlines ((IATA) Code: YC, based at Salekhard) (LLM), fifteen with Kazakhstan's Scat ((IATA) Code: DV, based at Shimkent) (VSV) and two with an undisclosed operator) it had bought using the funds which were extended to it in the form of tied-loans.

September 2015: (AJW) Engines will manage shop visits of (CFM56-5B)s for Russia’s (JSC) Donavia. (AJW) has also negotiated the (JSC)’s contract with a Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) program and supplied some Life Limited Parts for the first shop visit.

January 2016: Aeroflot (ARO), which is combining three of its regional subsidiaries (Rossiya Airlines (SDM), Donavia (DAU), and Orenair (ORB)) into one company under the Rossiya Airlines (SDM) brand, said the fleet of the renewed carrier will reach 74 aircraft and will carry up to 10 million passengers per year.

After the merger, which is expected to be finalized in 2016, the subsidiary will concentrate on regional markets.

According to Aeroflot (ARO), the new Rossiya (SDM) will employ 1,500 of 2,060 OrenAir (ORB)’s staff. Details about Donavia (DAU) have not been disclosed.

(ARO) also plans to develop the premium segment, while its Pobeda (PBD) subsidiary will remain in the low-cost carrier (LCC) segment. Russia’s Far East based Aurora Airline (AAZ) will be a separate regional subsidiary developing the network in the eastern part of the country.

February 2016: Donavia (DAU) will begin rationalizing its assets and its workforce from late April/early May ahead of its merger with Orenair (ORB) under the Rossiya (SDM) group.

May 2016: Aeroflot (ARO) plans to carry 30 million passengers in 2016, (ARO) (CEO), Vitaly Savelyev told Russia’s TV Rossiya 24. The whole Aeroflot Group is expected to handle 40 million passengers.

The Aeroflot Group includes low-cost Pobeda Airline (PBD), which more than doubled traffic in the first quarter to 950,794 passengers. Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya Airlines (SDM), Rostov-on-Don-based Donavia (DAU), and Orenburg-based Orenair (ORB) are now combining into one airline operating under the Rossiya Airlines brand.

In the first quarter, Orenair (ORB) carried 491,346 passengers, up +8.1% year-over-year (YOY). Rossiya (SDM) carried 862,617 passengers, down -21.2%. Donavia (DAU) carried 209,116 passengers, down 35.8%. Aurora Airline (AAZ), which serves Russia’s Far East, carried 276,827 passengers, up +21.5% (YOY).

In 2015, Aeroflot (ARO) carried 26.1 million passengers, up +10.6% (YOY). The group’s traffic reached 39.4 million passengers, up +13.4%.

June 2017: Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has canceled the air operator’s certificate (AOC) of Aeroflot Group subsidiary Orenair (ORB) from May 26. The decision was made at the request of the Orenburg-based airline, authorities said in a June 1 statement.

Aeroflot (ARO) announced in October 2015 it would combine three of its regional subsidiaries: — Rossiya Airlines (SDM), Donavia (DAU), and Orenair (ORB), into one company under the Rossiya Airlines (SDM) brand.

From March 27, the three carriers launched a combined network that includes 81 destinations from Moscow Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg, and Rostov-on-Don.

July 2016: The Aeroflot Group carried 15.8 million passengers from January to May, up +11.5% year-over-year (YOY).

The Aeroflot Group includes Aeroflot Airline (ARO), the low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary, Pobeda Airline (PBD), Far East subsidiary Aurora Airline (AAZ), as well as Rossiya Airline (SDM), Orenburg-based OrenAir (ORB) and Rostov-on-Don-based Donavia (DAU).

Moscow-based, Aeroflot Airline (ARO) carried 10.9 million out of the total traffic, up +13.6% (YOY). Group (RPK)s grew +13.2% to 35.3 billion and load factor reached 77.4% LF, up +3 points (YOY).

Aeroflot Airlines (ARO)’s load factor was up +2 points to 77.7% LF during the period.

In May, the Group carried 3.5 million passengers, up +8.8% year-over-year (YOY), while (ARO) carried 2.4 million, up +12.4%. Domestic traffic for the Group grew +8.5% in May compared to the year-ago period, while international traffic increased +9.2%.

Aeroflot (ARO) said it experienced increases in international traffic despite a flight ban to Ukraine, Egypt and a charter flight ban to Turkey.

August 2017: A Russian court has declared Aeroflot Airline (ARO) subsidiary Donavia (DON) insolvent following a bankruptcy filing in January, when (ARO) filed on behalf of its 2 subsidiaries: Orenburg-based Orenair (ORB) and Rostov-on-Don-based Donavia (DON).

Orenair (ORB) was declared bankrupt in February 2017.

In November 2011, Aeroflot (ARO) received shares of 5 Russian regional carriers (including Orenair (ORB), Donavia (DON) and Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya Airlines (SDM)) from Russian state corporation Rostec. In October 2015, (ARO) announced it would combine the assets of 3 subsidiaries under the brand Rossiya Airlines (SDM). In May 2016, Donavia (DON)’s air operator’s certificate was canceled after the assets were combined.

In August 2016, (ARO) recovered a RUB884 million/$13 million overdue loan it had granted to Donavia (DON) last year.

Fleet:
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August 2017:

1 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2656-25113, /08 VQ-BAN; 2666-25114, /94 VQ-BAO), (DEA) LSD 2009-06, EX-(ASA). 25113; TO AEOLUS AIR (AEZ) 2014-05. 12F, 138Y.

1 737-43Q (CFM56-3C1) (2839-28494, /96 VQ-BCS), (CGP) LSD 2009-04. 12C, 138Y.

3 737-5Q8 (CFM56-3B1) (2114-25160, /91 VP-BYV - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "DAU-737-500-2008-03;" 2129-25166, /91 VP-BVU; 2173-25167, /91 VP-BYU), NBB LSG LSD, EX-(BMI), EX-(G-BVZG), (G-BVZH), & (G-BVZI). 12C, 94Y.

2 737-528 (CFM56-3C1) (2231-25232, /92 VP-BLF; 2251-25233, /92 VP-BLG), (BBB) LSD 2007-08. 12C, 94Y.

2 737-528 (CFM56-3C1) (2572-27304, /93 VP-BWZ; 2574-27305, /94 VP-BWY), EX-(AFA), (AWW) LSD 2006-07. 12C, 94Y.

1 A319-111 (2093, VP-BWG), EX-(D-AVYE), (GEF) LSD 2014-01.

1 A319-112 (2751, VP-BNB), EX-(CMA), EX-(N945FR) 2013-07.

1 AN-12B (AI-20M) (9346506, /69 RA-12974), FREIGHTER.

1 AN-12BP (AI-20M) (9346409, /69 RA-12965 TO FRESH AIR CARGO 2001-07) (01348003, /71 RA-11115), FREIGHTER.

2 AN-12BP (AI-20M) (402603, RA-48984), 12/00. (01348003, RA-11115;
RTND FROM AEROFREIGHT 2002-01; LST AEROFREIGHT AGAIN 2002-11. FREIGHTER.

2 IL-86 (NK-86) (51483202013, /82 RA-86015; 51483204033, /84 RA-86066), EX-VASO AIRLINES (VSO) 2007-08. 20F, 296Y.

4 IL-86 (NK-86) (51483209081, /90 RA-86113; 51483210092, /92 RA-86124; 51483211102, /93 RA-86140; 51483211103, /97 RA-86141), 349 PAX.

0 TU-134A (D-30-III) (28283, /75 RA-63863; 48340, /76 RA-65016; 60258, /78 RA-65100; 62445, /79 RA-65771; 63150, /80 RA-65796), 48430 RTND. ALL RETIRED. 8C, 60Y.

0 TU-154B-1 (NK-8-2U) (78A-285, /78 RA-85285), 2000-10, SOLD 2002-05. 164Y.

1 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (295, /78 RA-85295; 78A-305, /78 RA-85305409, /80 RA-85409; 425, /80 RA-85425; 435, /80 RA-85435; 436, /80 RA-85436; 452, /80 RA-85452; 527, /82 RA-85527), 295; 425; 435; 436; 452; 527; RTRD. 8C, 138Y.

0 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (80A-453, RA-85453), EX-(BKL) 2002-11. RTND.

0 TU-154B-2 (NK-8-2U) (81A-489, RA-85489), EX-(ZXD) 2004-10. RTND.

2 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (772, /88 RA-85640, 2001-09), (ARO) LSD 2000-03 . (753, /87 RA-85626, EX-(ARO) 2001-01. (725, /86 RA-85726), (797, /89 RA-85149), EX-(XIN) 2003-07. 725; 772; RTND. 8C, 138Y.

Management:
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MIKHAIL KRITSKY, DIRECTOR GENERAL.

YURI LEBEDEV, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR.

VALERLY CHEBONYAN, HEAD FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

TAMARA RADCHENKO, HEAD ECONOMICS & FINANCE.

DENIS MATYUSHENKO, FINANCE DIRECTOR.

EDUARD TEPLITSKII, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

 
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