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Rossiya Airlines

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Frequent-flyer program
Aeroflot Bonus

Parent company

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fleet size



Key people
Dmitrii Saprykin, CEO


Parent organization

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Vasily Nikolaevich Meshkov (28 Jan 2013–)

Pulkovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport, Rostov-on-Don Airport, Orenburg Tsentralny Airport


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Rossiya Airlines OJSC (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 based in Saint Petersburg, there are branches in Moscow Vnukovo International Airport, Rostov-on-Don Airport and Orenburg Tsentralny Airport. Rossiya is a fully owned subsidiary of Aeroflot.


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Pulkovo Airlines

24 June 1932 is considered to be the birthday of Pulkovo Airlines. It was on that day that its first facility, the Shosseynaya airfield was commissioned, with the first two airplanes with passengers and mail from Moscow landing on its ground. By 1941 Moscow-Leningrad became a regular passenger line, previously being a mail/passenger line. After the war, operations started in January 1948. In January 1963 all sub-units of Leningrad’s airmen were united into Leningrad United Air Unit. By the order of the Director, Air Transport Dept. of the RF Ministry of Transport, the Leningrad United Air Unit was renamed Pulkovo Airlines in 1992.

Airline Rossiya and merger with Pulkovo Airlines

The airline Rossiya was established in 1992, wholly owned by the Russian government. In early 2000's the Russian government decided to merge Rossiya Airlines with Pulkovo Airlines. 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 Rostec would be consolidated with the national carrier Aeroflot in order to increase the airlines' financial viability. On 28 January 2011 "Rossiya Аirlines" open joint stock company was established in St.Petersburg. The airline has operated flights under Aeroflot's ICAO code designation "SUxxxx" since 30 March 2014.

Merger with Donavia and Orenair

In December 2015 Aeroflot Group announced the unification of its regional airline affiliates Rossiya, Donavia (based at Rostov-on-Don Airport) and Orenair (with hubs at Orenburg Tsentralny Airport and Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport) under the name Rossiya (the name of the largest of the three). The consolidation excluded Aurora, a small airline headquartered in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Rossiya, Donavia and Orenair served 48 domestic and 42 international destinations; the new Rossiya will add some destinations served by Transaero Airlines prior to its collapse in October. As of end of February 2016 the merger of the three airlines was completed and joined flights of three airlines started on 27 March of the same year.


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

Rossiya has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


As of 1 March 2017, the Rossiya commercial fleet consists of the following aircraft:


  • The airline is an official carrier of FC Zenit.
  • References

    Rossiya Airlines Wikipedia

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