New Pilots

Aeroflot to start second major Russian airline

2016 01 26

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has announced plans to create a new airline on the basis of its three subsidiaries. The new airline's fleet of 74 airplanes will carry up to 10 million passengers annually, according to Aeroflot.

The new carrier will merge Aeroflot subsidiaries Rossiya Airlines, Donavia and Oren Air and will begin flying in summer 2016.  The three airlines will be united under the Rossiya brand, and will become the second biggest airline in the country.

Aeroflot is trying to fill the void left by the bankruptcy last year of Russia's second biggest airline Transaero. Between January and October 2015, Aeroflot's main rival carried 11.22 million passengers. Donavia, Oren Air and Rossiya Airlines carried 8.6 million passengers in the same period.


PCC Europe