IATA ICAO Callsign
D9[1] DNV[1] DONAVIA[1]
Founded 2000
Ceased operations 2016 (merged with Rossiya)
Hubs Rostov-on-Don Airport[1]
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Aeroflot Bonus[2]
Alliance SkyTeam (Affiliate)[2]
Fleet size 10
Destinations 20
Parent company Aeroflot (100%)
Headquarters Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Key people Mikhail Stepanovich Kritskiy (Director General)[1]

JSC "Donavia" (Russian: ОАО «Донавиа»), formerly Aeroflot-Don (Russian: ОАО «Аэрофлот-Дон»), was an Aeroflot subsidiary[2] airline based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.[3][4] Its main bases were Rostov-on-Don Airport and Mineralnye Vody Airport after the Kavminvodyavia bankruptcy.[1] In spring 2016, its operations have been merged into sister company Rossiya.


Aeroflot-Don Tupolev Tu-134 in 2006
Aeroflot-Don Tupolev Tu-154 in 2008
Aeroflot-Don Ilyushin Il-86 in 2008

The airline was established as Donavia following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. It absorbed the Rostov assets of the Soviet airline Aeroflot, and was one of many such "Babyflots" to emerge in the early 1990s. However, the airline was purchased by Aeroflot in 2000 and began to operate as Aeroflot-Don on 13 April 2000. It operated scheduled domestic and international passenger flights as well as passenger and cargo charters, mostly to the Middle East and within Russia. On 25 September 2009, the airline reverted to the Donavia brand name.[5]


Donavia served the following destinations before its merger with Rossiya:


Central Asia


Western Asia





In April 2016, the entire Donavia fleet was reassigned to Rossiya.[7][8]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 20 February 2007, p. 122
  2. 1 2 3 "UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF AEROFLOT". 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. "Контакты авиакомпании." Donavia. Retrieved on 29 June 2010. "Адрес: 344009, г. Ростов-на-Дону, пр. Шолохова, 272."
  4. "Directory:World Airlines." Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 48. "Sholokova Prospekt 272, Rostov-on-Don, 344009, Russia"
  5. "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 47.
  6. "Scheduled flights". INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM ROSTOV-ON-DON. JSC Donavia. Retrieved 7 May 2013.

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