Domodedovo Airlines

Domodedovo Airlines
Домодедовские авиалинии
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1964 (as Aeroflot)
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs Sheremetyevo International Airport
Secondary hubs Elko Regional Airport
Frequent-flyer program AiRUnion PREMIUM, AkademStar Premium (for students
Alliance AiRUnion
Fleet size 13
Destinations 19
Headquarters Domodedovo International Airport
Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Key people Sergey Borisovich Yanovoi (General Director)

JSC "Domodedovo Airlines" (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания «Домодедовские авиалинии» OAO Aviakompaniya Domodedovskiye Avialinii) was an airline with its head office on the grounds of Domodedovo International Airport in Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia.[1] It operated scheduled flights within Russia and the CIS, with a focus on flights to the Russian Far East. The airline also operated scheduled and ad hoc charter flights to P. R. China, Europe, Thailand, Maldives, Malaysia and Singapore. It was based at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.


Domodedovo United Air Detachment (Russian: Домодедовского объединенного авиаотряда Domodedovskogo Obyedinennogo Aviaotryada), a division of Aeroflot Soviet Airlines, was established in March 1964, when Flight Units 206, 211 and 202 were transferred to Sheremetyevo Airport from Vnukovo Airport. The division was set up to operate long-haul services within the USSR, particularly to the Russian Far East and the Central Asian republics. All flights of the airline were operated as part of Aeroflot services.

On 25 March 1964 the airline operated its first revenue service with a Tupolev Tu-114 on a flight from Domodedovo Airport to Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. In 1978, with an Ilyushin Il-62, the airline started non-stop operations on the longest domestic service in the world, Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a distance of some 6,800 km. In 1979 the airline was renamed to Domodedovo Civil Aviation Production Association (Domodedovo CAPA) (Russian: Домодедовское производственное объединение гражданской авиации (ДПО ГА) Domodedovskoe Proizvodstvennoye Obyedineniye Grazhdanskoy (DPO GA)).

Ilyushin Il-18D turboprop airliner of Domodedovo CAPA at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport in 1994

Domodedovo CAPA was officially separated from Aeroflot on 20 January 1993, when it was awarded with operator licence №4 by the State Civil Aviation Service. In January 1998, as a result of the restructuring of Domodedovo CAPA in which the airport and airline were separated, Domodedovo Airlines was established as Domodedovo Airlines, JSC. Its fleet then included Ilyushin Il-18 turboprop and Ilyushin Il-62 turbofan jet airliners.

It was partially privatised in 2001, with the Ministry of Property retaining a controlling stake.[2] In October 2004 KrasAir and Domodedovo set up a joint management company, Air Bridge. While retaining separate legal identities the airlines planned to integrate their networks and services, which were largely complementary. The alliance was renamed AiRUnion in 2005 . Domodedovo Airlines was owned by State holding (50.4 per cent) and ATON (49.6 per cent) and had 1,489 employees at March 2007.[2]

It had suspended operations at the end of September 2008 due to the AiRUnion collapse.



The Domodedovo Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (as of March 2007):[2]

Domodedovo Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Photo Total Passengers Notes
Ilyushin Il-96-300 5 252
Tupolev Tu-154M 3 166
Ilyushin Il-62M 5 174

In addition to the fleet listed above, Domodedovo Airlines also utilised many aircraft from the KrasAir fleet for its scheduled services, which included the Boeing 737, the Tupolev Tu-204, the Tupolev Tu-214 and the Boeing 767-200.


  1. "Contact Us." Domodedovo Airlines. Retrieved on 6 November 2010. "145015, Moscow region, Sheremetyevo district, airport Sheremetyevo, Joint Stock Company DOMODEDOVO AIRLINES." Address in Russian: "АДРЕС: 142015, Московская область, Домодедовский район, аэропорт "Домодедово", ОАО АК "ДАЛ""
  2. 1 2 3 "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 74.
  3. Информация по авиакомпании (in Russian). Polyot-Sirena. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
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