Avion Express enters the cargo transportation market

Avion Express enters the cargo transportation market

The Lithuanian ACMI carrier switches its current focus from passengers to freight[...]
Russia’s airlines permitted to extend the contracts of their foreign captains

Russia’s airlines permitted to extend the contracts of their foreign captains

The duration of the regulation has been extended by five more years[...]
Russia’s busiest airport closes three of its five passenger terminals

Russia’s busiest airport closes three of its five passenger terminals

Severely reduced operations have forced Sheremetyevo to scale down[...]
Russian government adds large regional airports to ‘strategic enterprises’ list

Russian government adds large regional airports to ‘strategic enterprises’ list

As the country’s airports have already lost some 75 per cent of their expected traffic[...]
Small Russian airlines ask for government help

Small Russian airlines ask for government help

All country’s airlines should be equally eligible for state support, experts believe[...]
S7 Airlines is confident it is strong enough to survive the crisis

S7 Airlines is confident it is strong enough to survive the crisis

Nevertheless, Russia’s second largest carrier slashes its summer programme by 50 per cent[...]
Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Domodedovo airport to BB

Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Domodedovo airport to BB

The credit status of Russia’s second largest airport is down because of the Coronavirus outbreak, the outlook is negative[...]
VTB Leasing grants lease payments holiday to another Russian airline

VTB Leasing grants lease payments holiday to another Russian airline

Russia’s state-owned lessor has agreed a bailout deferment plan with Utair[...]
Full lock-down of domestic air travel in Russia is a possibility

Full lock-down of domestic air travel in Russia is a possibility

The Russian government is considering imposing restrictions on movements within the country[...]
Just before the crisis: Russian airlines’ positive operational performances for January and February 2020

Just before the crisis: Russian airlines’ positive operational performances for January and February 2020

These two months are the final period of ‘normal life’ that will be used as the baseline for all future comparisons[...]
LCC Pobeda is Russia's first big airline to voluntarily suspend all operations

LCC Pobeda is Russia's first big airline to voluntarily suspend all operations

Because of the COVID-19 fallout, all flights of Aeroflot's low-cost subsidiary have now been grounded for two months[...]
CIS states close their borders and suspend air connections

CIS states close their borders and suspend air connections

Belarus is the only nation in the region to describe closing borders as ‘nonsense’[...]
Russia suspends all air connections with foreign countries

Russia suspends all air connections with foreign countries

From March 27, only evacuation flights will cross Russia’s borders[...]
Interview: Andrey Egorov, general director of KrasAvia, on the COVID-19 crisis, the ATR-72 project and the woes of the depressed oil industry

Interview: Andrey Egorov, general director of KrasAvia, on the COVID-19 crisis, the ATR-72 project and the woes of the depressed oil industry

“In our industry people are too valuable to cast aside. So we’ll try to survive together.”[...]
Blitz-Interview: Smartavia’s Viktor Anoshkin on the airline’s operations amidst the COVID-19 crisis

Blitz-Interview: Smartavia’s Viktor Anoshkin on the airline’s operations amidst the COVID-19 crisis

“Airline bankruptcies are likely to follow, and the recovery period won’t be a quick one”[...]
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