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Volga-Dnepr

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines is an airline based in Ulyanovsk, Russia. It operates scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services, but specialises in outsize cargo operations using the world's largest fleet of Antonov An-124 aircraft. Its main base is Vostochny International Airport (ULY), Ulyanovsk and it has a hub at Yemeljanovo Airport (KJA), Krasnoyarsk.

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Code Data

  • IATA: VI
  • ICAO: VDA
  • Callsign: Volga-Dnepr

History

The airline was established in August 1990 as a joint stock company by its 3 major shareholders: Aviastar, Antonov Design Bureau and Motor Sich. It started operations in October 1991. It entered a marketing agreement with UK-based HeavyLift offering the Antonov An-124 on the world cargo market, but this has now ceased. It became the first carrier in Russia, which was not part of Aeroflot, to start operations in outsize cargo. In April 2000 the privately owned Russian defence industry investor Kaskol acquired a stake in the airline.

Volga-Dnepr is in a group of 11 companies. In 2004 a new cargo subsidiary called AirBridge Cargo was established to provide scheduled cargo services.

Maintenance services in Shannon (Ireland) and Sharjah (UAE) operate as independant companies under the Volga-Dnepr group.

Services

Volga-Dnepr operates services to the following domestic destinations (at January 2005): Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Penza and Ulyanovsk.

Fleet

The Volga-Dnepr Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft (at January 2005):

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