Russian passenger airlines pin their survival hopes on the freight market

Russian passenger airlines pin their survival hopes on the freight market

Nordwind, Pegas Fly and S7 are all deploying passenger airliners to transport cargo shipments between China and Europe[...]
Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Aeroflot to 'BB-' with negative outlook

Ratings agency Fitch downgrades Aeroflot to 'BB-' with negative outlook

The state ownership factor is responsible for a two-notch uplift in Russia’s flag carrier’s rating status[...]
Kazakhstan Bek Air’s operator’s certificate and certificates of airworthiness are withdrawn

Kazakhstan Bek Air’s operator’s certificate and certificates of airworthiness are withdrawn

The Aviation Administration of the central Asian country says the airline has failed to rectify safety shortcomings[...]
Minsk airport reports a 32.6 per cent freight volume growth in Q1

Minsk airport reports a 32.6 per cent freight volume growth in Q1

Even though the main Belarusian capital airport is now working at 15 per cent of its 2019 levels[...]
Putin allocates US$310 million of state funds to Russia’s troubled airlines

Putin allocates US$310 million of state funds to Russia’s troubled airlines

The sum amounts to less than the country’s airlines’ combined fixed costs in the second quarter of 2020[...]
Aeroflot further cuts its domestic flight frequencies

Aeroflot further cuts its domestic flight frequencies

The second wave of service reductions includes its most popular routes[...]
Kazakhstan to digitise its civil aviation regulatory management system

Kazakhstan to digitise its civil aviation regulatory management system

Country’s aviation authority has partnered with US and UK-based software specialist to deliver a framework for the digital management of its aviation regulations[...]
S7 Airlines calls for the reimbursement of direct fixed costs

S7 Airlines calls for the reimbursement of direct fixed costs

Russia’s second largest airline is urging the government to provide more specific measures to help airlines through the crisis[...]
Low-cost carrier Wizz Air to furlough 20 per cent of its employees

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air to furlough 20 per cent of its employees

Fitch has downgraded Wizz Air Holdings' long-term IDR and senior unsecured rating to 'BBB-' from 'BBB'[...]
Russia’s government commits to protecting airlines from bankruptcy

Russia’s government commits to protecting airlines from bankruptcy

The country’s minister for economic development, has promised state support for the acutely disrupted air travel industry[...]
The Civil Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan says the country’s airlines have lost an estimated US$551 million

The Civil Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan says the country’s airlines have lost an estimated US$551 million

CAAKZ: the air transport sector needs state support because of the Coronavirus crisis[...]
Ural Airlines parks a third of its aircraft fleet

Ural Airlines parks a third of its aircraft fleet

Russian carrier’s route network had decreased by more than 50 per cent[...]
Russia’s largest airport presents two possible crisis development scenarios

Russia’s largest airport presents two possible crisis development scenarios

Sheremetyevo is not anticipating the re-launch of international services before July[...]
Ural Airlines leads the world in utilisation rates for the Airbus A320neo

Ural Airlines leads the world in utilisation rates for the Airbus A320neo

The Russian airline improved its financial performance five-fold last year[...]
S7 Technics to perform heavy maintenance work on Air Astana’s Boeing 757s

S7 Technics to perform heavy maintenance work on Air Astana’s Boeing 757s

The Russian company is the only MRO provider beyond Urals qualified for the type's heavy maintenance[...]


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