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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 Kiev; it operates charter flights to destinations in Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Windrose Airlines
Wind Rose Aviation
Авіакомпанія Роза Вітрів
Windrose Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
7W[1] WRC WIND ROSE
Founded28 October 2003
Operating basesBoryspil International Airport
Fleet size13
Company sloganWind of your freedom
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
Key peopleVladimir 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, Dniproavia as well as formerly owned now-defunct airlines Cimber Sterling, Donbassaero 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.

DestinationsEdit

FleetEdit

 
Windrose Airlines Airbus A320-200

The Windrose Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of December 2018):[6]

Windrose Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 2 180
Airbus A321-200 5 1 218
Embraer 145 7 50
Total 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Ukraine's biggest lender PrivatBank nationalised". bbc.co.uk. 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. ^ "Wind Rose Airlines Fleet". Retrieved 27 June 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wind Rose Aviation at Wikimedia Commons