RA-85626 Donavia Tupolev Tu-154M
If you look at Donavia Airlines livery it might look a bit like Aeroflot’s. There is good reason, the airline is 100% owned by Aeroflot.
Donavia started in 1925 out of Rostov Airport and has a long history serving Russia. After the fall of the Soviety Union, The airline’s name was changed to Donavia and absorbed regional parts of Aeroflot Airlines. Then in 2000, Aeroflot bought 100% stake in the airline and was changed to Aeroflot-Don. Then in September, the name was changed back to Donavia.
Donavia currently runs a fleet of TU-154s, Boeing 737-400 and 737-500‘s. The airline flies in Russian, Europe, Egypt and western Asian countries.
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Kyrgyzstan Tupolev Tu-154M
If you like old school liveries on old-time Russian birds, do I have an airline for you! Kyrgyzstan Airlines has a great combination of a bunch of different aircraft types and different liveries.
The airline is based in Bishkek, Krygyzstan and offers service to Russia, China, Tajikistan UAE, India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
Their English version of the website doesn’t seem to be working and I can’t find too much information why there are so many livery types for an airline that has only been around since 2001. I am assuming they are liveries of previous airlines they purchased their aircraft from.
I kind of prefer the blue tail the best, but it looks to be an older style livery. Here are just some of the more interesting combinations I found:
* TU-154 with mutli-color livery
* TU-134 in multi-color livery
* Blue tail Yak-40
* TU-154 with blue tail
* Airbus A320 with blue tail
* TU-154 in a very old Russian-style looking livery
* TU-134 in the same old style livery
* Mostly white TU-154
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* Boeing 737 that matches the colors and “AK” on their website
* Boeing 737-200 in a totally different livery
Tupolev Tu-154, LZ-HMI, Balkan Holidays, Manchester, June 2006
Balkan Holidays Airline (or BH Air) is a special charter airline for Balkan Holidays that provides special tours. to Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia and Romania. The tour company has been around since 1966, but the airline was created more recently in 2002. The airline flies chartered flights to the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, and others.
The charter airline started with one lone Tupolev TU-154, but today they have four aircraft, all Airbus 320’s.
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