VTB bank files US$3.85 billion lawsuit against Transaero owners

VTB bank files US$3.85 billion lawsuit against Transaero owners

The Russian bank is suing the defunct airline’s owners Olga Pleshkova, Alexander Pleshakov and Tatiana Anodina[...]
Russia’s Nordavia is rebranded as Smartavia

Russia’s Nordavia is rebranded as Smartavia

Regional airline will remain a classic legacy airline”focusing on regular and charter services[...]
Opinion: Conflicting trends

Opinion: Conflicting trends

Russian air transport industry must make a decisive effort to review its financial credentials[...]
Red Wings scraps its Airbus A220 order and retires its Tupolev Tu-204s

Red Wings scraps its Airbus A220 order and retires its Tupolev Tu-204s

The Russian state-controlled carrier will have an all-Airbus A320 fleet ahead of the arrival of the MC-21[...]
Atran introduces Russia’s first Boeing 737-800BCF

Atran introduces Russia’s first Boeing 737-800BCF

The fleet of Volga-Dnepr Group’s express carrier grows to five narrow-body freighters[...]
Georgia’s Myway Airlines wins approval for flights to Russia

Georgia’s Myway Airlines wins approval for flights to Russia

Flights should breathe new life into the struggling young Georgian carrier[...]
AirBridgeCargo wins further endorsement of its quality standards

AirBridgeCargo wins further endorsement of its quality standards

Russian cargo airline is claiming a leadership role in quality standards[...]
S7 Technics has commenced work under a five-year Air Astana MRO contract

S7 Technics has commenced work under a five-year Air Astana MRO contract

This is the first international airline to agree a long-term and large-scale contract with Russian MRO provider[...]
Russia’s Utair trades passenger numbers for greater efficiency

Russia’s Utair trades passenger numbers for greater efficiency

One of the country’s key airlines lost 11 per cent of its traffic in February[...]
Gazpromneft-Aero to introduce blockchain technology to refuelling by the end of 2019

Gazpromneft-Aero to introduce blockchain technology to refuelling by the end of 2019

Jet fuel provider is negotiating with banks and airlines to determine a starting user and launch provider[...]
Aeroflot targets ancillary revenue to counterbalance surging costs

Aeroflot targets ancillary revenue to counterbalance surging costs

Russia’s leading airlines group introduces hand-luggage-only fares on selected routes[...]
Ryanair considers the prospect of launching flights to Armenia

Ryanair considers the prospect of launching flights to Armenia

Europe’s largest LCC has consulted the country’s aviation authorities over a possible market entry in 2020[...]
Russia's S7 Airlines’ February passenger traffic improved by 8.5 per cent

Russia's S7 Airlines’ February passenger traffic improved by 8.5 per cent

The airline group brought in 14 additional aircraft in the past 12 months, increasing the number of its flights by 8.8%[...]
A third MC-21 prototype joins the flight test programme

A third MC-21 prototype joins the flight test programme

The aircraft is the first to be fitted with a passenger cabin and will be premiered at MAKS-2019 August air show[...]
LCC Pobeda advised to consider replacing its 737MAX order with Russia’s MC-21

LCC Pobeda advised to consider replacing its 737MAX order with Russia’s MC-21

The Russian government is loath to approve the Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary’s purchase of 30 737MAXs[...]
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