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Dniproavia cancels four routes due to increased flying as a result of the fighting in eastern Ukraine

Dniproavia (Dnipropetrovsk) is dropping four routes due to the increased flying required to avoid the closed airspace of eastern Ukraine:

Kharkiv-Tbilisi-Kharkov – from September 7, 2014

Kharkiv-Yerevan-Kharkiv – from September 4, 2014

Kharkiv-Baku-Kharkov – from September 6, 2014

Odessa-Batumi-Odessa – from September 5, 2014

According to the airline, these forced cancellations are associated with the “increase in cost of flight”. The airline continued, “changing the route of the flight due to the closure of certain areas of airspace led to a significant increase in fuel consumption, the constant fluctuation of the dollar in the last month lowered the purchasing power of the passengers and confidence in the future – these factors have led to the fact that the fulfillment of these flights is unprofitable.”

Kharkiv is located in the eastern portion of the Ukraine near the on-going fighting.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/ Embraer ERJ 145EU (EMB-145EU) UR-DNF (msn 145404) departs from Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Dniproavia to start a new route to Vienna on April 30 after restrictive sanctions are lifted

Dniproavia Airways (Dniproavia National Aircompany) (Dnipropetrovsk) will start a new route between Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and Vienna, Austria on April 30. Scheduled flights to the capital of Austria will be operated three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft.

Because of the loss of the Black Sea resorts in the Crimea, Dniproavia Airways is also developing new routes for the summer, offering alternative Black Sea resorts.

Starting on April 27, 2014 Dniproavia Airways starts direct scheduled flights between Dnipropetrovsk and Georgian cities of Tbilisi and Batumi.

Dniproavia Airways also starts a new route between Dnipropetrovsk and Istanbul on April 28, 2014.

Direct flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Flights en route Dnipropetrovsk -Tbilisi will be operated on Sundays:

Dniproavia is also planning a program of regular flights to the resorts in Bulgaria – from Dnepropetrovsk to both Bourgas and Varna.

The airline had previously ceased all operations on January 8, 2013 but managed to resume partial operations on February 1, 2013. The airline resumed full operations on April 2, 2014 after sanctions were lifted by the government although some routes are limited due to the current tensions in the eastern portion of the Ukraine and the Crimea which is now controlled by Russia.

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The airline issued this statement:

Specific sanctions which have been applied to the Dniproavia since November 2013. According to the order of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the sanctions are now lifted.

Tax Notices, which became the basis to seek special sanctions – introduction of individual licensing regime of international business activities – had been recognized by the Court as illegal and were canceled. Nevertheless, the special sanctions had been applying to the Dniproavia Airways for five months, which had hampered greatly the economic activities of the Company: performance of daily payments in foreign currency for spare parts and components, airport services and air navigation, fueling, passenger handling. Also, as a result of the abovementioned sanctions customs clearance of the aircraft components was almost blocked.

Special sanctions applied to Dniproavia are lifted by the Order of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, dated April 2, 2014.

Thus, since April 2, 2014, Dniproavia has recommenced its normal operating activities.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/ Dniproavia now operates only the Embraer ERJ 145, retiring its Boeing 737s during the sanctioned period. ERJ 145EP (EMB-145EP) UR-DNK (msn 145039) is pictured at Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Dniproavia halts all operations and shuts down on January 8

Dniproavia National Aircompany (Dnipropetrovsk), which is a part of the Ukrainian Aviation Group, which it shares with AeroSvit (Kiev) and Donbassaero (Donetsk), ceased all operations and sales on January 8, 2013. The struggling airline posted a notice on its website of its closure.

Read more from the Kyiv Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) UR-DPB (msn 145250) approaches Stockholm (Arlanda) for landing.

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Dniproavia introduces a retrojet to help celebrate its 80th Anniversary

Dniproavia National Aircompany (Dnipropetrovsk) has introduced this “80 Years” retrojet to help celebrate its upcoming 80th Anniversary.

Copyright Photo: Niklas Ahman. Please click on the photo for the full details.

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Dniprovavia orders 10 Embraer ERJ 190s

Dniproavia (Dnipropetrovsk) (member of the Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance) has order 10 Embraer ERJ 190s, with options for another five jets. The aircraft will be operated by Dniproavia, in cooperation with associated company AeroSvit.

Dniproavia’s ERJ 190 jets will be configured in a comfortable dual-class layout, seating up to 104 passengers. The first two aircraft are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011. All ten airplanes will serve Alliance’s domestic and international destinations mainly from their Kiev Boryspil (KBP) hub.

The Ukrainian Aviation Group is a strategic alliance founded at the beginning of 2007 between two Ukrainian airlines: Donbassaero ( and AeroSvit ( In October 2010 Dniproavia ( officially joined the alliance.