First produced in 1957 after development that took nearly three years, the Ilyushin-made model Il-18 produced by Tupolev’s subsidiary, Kazan Aircraft Production Association, is a turboprop plane that was so hugely popular that several countries purchased them. For nearly 30 years, this plane, having a range of 6,500 km with a maximum speed of 675 km/hr, was the preferred choice by airline operators, until the Ilyushin Il-62 made its debut.
Domodedovo Airlines was a Soviet airline that first flew in the extreme Far East region of the Soviet Union. It used to operate flights from Moscow's twin airport, called Domodedovo. International destinations used to include Peking (now, Beijing), Prague, Sofia, etc. until 1992.
A year later, it started flying tourists to places such as the Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand before the airline wound up in 2004.