Windrose Airlines

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.

WINDROSE airlines
WINDROSE Aviation
Авіакомпанія Роза Вітрів
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Logo used since December 2019
IATA ICAO Callsign
7W[1] WRC WINDROSE
Founded28 October 2003
Operating basesBoryspil International Airport, Dnipropetrovsk International Airport
Fleet size11
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
Key peopleVolodymyr Kamenchuk
Websitewindrose.aero

HistoryEdit

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,[2] Ukraine International Airlines, as well as formerly owned now-defunct airlines Cimber Sterling, Donbassaero, Dniproavia and AeroSvit.[3]

In 2006, regular flights to Moscow and Kaliningrad in Russia were initiated. In 2008, the company expanded its route network, then sharply reduced it.[4] 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.

DestinationsEdit

Windrose Airlines operates charter flights to and from the following destinations:[5]

Austria
Bulgaria
Croatia
Egypt
Finland
Israel
Italy
Montenegro
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Turkey
Ukraine

FleetEdit

The Windrose Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of June 2020):[6]

Windrose Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 1 0 180
Airbus A321-200 5 1 214/218
ATR 72-600 2 6 78
Embraer 145 3 48/49 To be retired in 2021
Hawker 800XP 2
Total 11

In the past, Wind Rose Aviation used an Airbus A330-200, 3 McDonell Douglas MD-82 and 1 McDonell Douglas MD-83.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA – Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank nationalised". BBC. 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Ukraine Billionaire To Expand Aviation Empire". 11 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Wind Rose Aviation".
  5. ^ "Destinations – WINDROSE". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Wind-Rose-Aviation

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wind Rose Aviation at Wikimedia Commons