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”[...]
Aeroflot granted a period of grace for lease payments on 67 aircraft

Aeroflot granted a period of grace for lease payments on 67 aircraft

Following Russia’s airline group’s arrangement with VTB Leasing, it is now anticipating similar indulgences from other state lessors[...]
Fitch revises Aeroflot's outlook to ‘negative’ and affirms its rating as 'BB'

Fitch revises Aeroflot's outlook to ‘negative’ and affirms its rating as 'BB'

The Russian flag carrier's 'BB' status reflects a two-notch uplift for state support[...]
Russia suspends all international air connections

Russia suspends all international air connections

Aeroflot has been granted monopoly rights to continue flights to the world’s capital cities, most of which are now inaccessible[...]
Aeroflot starts grounding its aircraft in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

Aeroflot starts grounding its aircraft in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

In the most optimistic scenario, the Russian flag carrier will have to mothball a quarter of its fleet[...]
Russia’s S7 Airlines takes another Airbus A320neo as it continues domestic flying

Russia’s S7 Airlines takes another Airbus A320neo as it continues domestic flying

SMBC Aviation Capital has delivered the third unit of an eight aircraft deal to the country’ biggest private carrier[...]
Russian commercial aviation in a battle for survival

Russian commercial aviation in a battle for survival

The Russian Association of Air Transport Operators has pleaded to take urgent measures to protect Russia’s air transport industry from collapse[...]
Opinion: Peter Griffiths, director general at Aviation administration of Kazakhstan

Opinion: Peter Griffiths, director general at Aviation administration of Kazakhstan

View of the current challenges facing the aviation industry[...]
Russia’s aviation authority concerned about the financial health of local airlines

Russia’s aviation authority concerned about the financial health of local airlines

Fundamental, structural changes seem inevitable[...]
Russia’s Nordwind Airlines to take two Airbus A330-200s from Air Lease Corporation

Russia’s Nordwind Airlines to take two Airbus A330-200s from Air Lease Corporation

The aircraft will be delivered to the Moscow-based carrier in the spring[...]
Russia extends its air connections ban to USA, Great Britain and UAE

Russia extends its air connections ban to USA, Great Britain and UAE

Flights from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport to New York, London and Abu Dhabi are exempt from restrictions[...]
Rossiya Airlines consolidates all its Moscow flights at Sheremetyevo

Rossiya Airlines consolidates all its Moscow flights at Sheremetyevo

The Aeroflot Group member is transferring its leisure flights programme from Vnukovo, Moscow to its parent’s capital city base[...]
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