|Headquarters||Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russia|
|Key people||Sergey Mordvintsev (MD) |
OAO Kuban Airlines (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания Кубань») was an airline based in Krasnodar, Russia. It operated domestic schedules within Russia and international charters. Its main base was Krasnodar International Airport. Its name comes from Kuban Province in southern Russia. On 11 December 2012 Kuban Airlines ceased operations due to financial difficulties.
The airline's root was a division of Aeroflot founded in 1932. It became an independent company in 1992, owned by the state (51%) and the airline employees (49%).
In February 2010, Kuban Airlines introduced a new livery to its first Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The new livery was a dark green background with sunflowers running from the back half of the fuselage and up the tail. The engines were also coloured in dark green.
On 18 May 2010, Kuban Airlines announced the receipt of their first of four ordered Boeing 737-300s. The airline also announced that beginning in 2011 their Yakolev aircraft were to be retired and replaced by new Antonov An-148 or Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
In September 2011, it was announced that Russian low-cost carrier Sky Express was to be merged into Kuban Airlines. On 29 October 2011, the two airlines merged, bringing Airbus A319 and Boeing 737 aircraft into the Kuban Airlines fleet.
Main article: List of Kuban Airlines destinations
The Kuban Airlines fleet consisted of the following aircraft in November 2012:
|Sukhoi Superjet 100||—||12||TBA||Was planned to enter service in 2012|
Prior to November 2012, the airline has also operated: