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Donbassaero Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1993, refounded 2003
Ceased operations14 January 2013
HubsDonetsk Airport
Secondary hubsBoryspil Airport
Frequent-flyer programMeridian loyalty program
AllianceUkrainian Aviation Group
Fleet size10
HeadquartersDonetsk Airport
Donetsk, Ukraine

Donbassaero (Ukrainian: Донбасаеро, Russian: Донбассаэро) was[1] an airline with its head office on the property of Donetsk International Airport in Donetsk, Ukraine.[2] It operated domestic and international scheduled services. Its main bases were Donetsk International Airport and Boryspil International Airport in Kyiv.[3] The main shareholder of the company was PrivatBank, controlled by Ihor Kolomoyskyi.[4]


The airline was founded in 1993 as Donetsk State Airline, then re-organized and re-branded as Donbassaero in 2003.[5] Their website was launched in July 2005 and their online booking system started in November of the same year.[6]

Since 25 March 2012, as a result of the Anti-monopoly committee of Ukraine's decision to allow the consolidation of the Ukrainian Aviation Group's physical and operational assets, Donbassaero no longer operated flights with its own code, but rather on behalf of its parent company Aerosvit.[7]

The airline filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations on 14 January 2013.[1]


Donbassaero served the following scheduled destinations (as of January 2013):[8]


Donbassaero Airbus A320-200

The Donbassaero fleet included the following aircraft (as of December 2012):[9]

Donbassaero Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A320-200 9 0 12 138 150 3 operated for Aerosvit
Airbus A321-200 1 0 0 210 210 leased from WindRose Aviation


  1. ^ a b "ITAR-TASS : Donbassaero airline starts bankruptcy proceedings". Archived from the original on 2013-01-16.
  2. ^ "Contacts Archived May 31, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Donbassaero. Retrieved on 27 April 2011. "Headquarter The headquarter of our company was located at international airport “Donetsk”. Address: DONBASSAERO, 1«V», Vzlyotnaya str., Donetsk, 83021, Ukraine"
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 74.
  4. ^ Zaitsev, Tom (2010-02-12). "Three Ukrainian carriers seek tie-up approval". Flightglobal. Reed Elsevier. Retrieved 2011-07-22.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "About us". Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  6. ^ [1] Archived October 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ ""Днеправиа" присоединяется к альянсу авиакомпаний "АэроСвит" и "Донбассаэро"". Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  8. ^ Donbassaero timetable. Retrieved 2009-09-13 Archived April 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Aircraft and Fleet Lists". Retrieved 2012-10-25.

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