WINDROSE airlines, legally Wind Rose Aviation Company, is a Ukrainian charter airline based at Boryspil International Airport. Founded on 28 October 2003, the airline's headquarters is in Kyiv; it operates charter flights to destinations in Europe, Turkey, Israel and Egypt.
Logo used since December 2019
|Founded||28 October 2003|
|Operating bases||Boryspil International Airport, Dnipropetrovsk International Airport|
|Key people||Volodymyr Kamenchuk|
The airline was established in 2003 to provide charter flights to destinations in Europe and the Middle East. It is most probably part of the Privat Group of billionaire Igor Kolomoysky which also owned PrivatBank before it was nationalised, Ukraine International Airlines, as well as formerly owned now-defunct airlines Cimber Sterling, Donbassaero, Dniproavia and AeroSvit.
In 2006, regular flights to Moscow and Kaliningrad in Russia were initiated. In 2008, the company expanded its route network, then sharply reduced it. Since 2008, Windrose Airlines has focused on charter flights. From 2010 to the present day, the airline has been licensed to operate regular flights, should the need arise. The airline was the first to carry out flights basing its aircraft at various airports in Ukraine.
In December 2019, the company rebranded.
In June 2020, company started domestic flights in Ukraine.
Windrose Airlines operates charter flights to and from the following destinations:
The Windrose Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of June 2020):
|Embraer 145||3||—||48/49||To be retired in 2021|
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Media related to Wind Rose Aviation at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in English)