Volga-Dnepr grows its An-124 fleet

Two aircraft previously operated by extinct Polet airline were purchased by the Russian cargo giant and ferried to Ulyanovsk[...]

S7 Engineering completes first D-check for Aeroflot

First time ever an Aeroflot aircraft has its D-check done by a Russian provider[...]
Russia Ukraine crisis

Russia closes its airspace to Ukrainian carriers

As a symmetric measure to Ukrainian ban, Russian Transport Minister stops Russia-bound flights of three Ukrainian airlines[...]

Transaero shifts flights to Vnukovo

The airline currently serves half of its destinations from Domodedovo[...]

Ukraine to ban flights by Russian airlines from October 25

Aeroflot and Transaero have received "Access Denied" letters from Ukrainian Authorities, while Russia elaborates symmetric measures against Ukrainian carriers[...]

Pobeda seeking access to international routes

According to current regulations, Aeroflot's low-cost subsidiary may not cross Russian border[...]

Georgian Airways outplays Russian competitors on Tbilisi-Moscow route

Passenger traffic between the two countries grew 84% YOY following resumption of regular air connection[...]

Foreign airlines' traffic to Moscow slumps 19.9%

Russian airlines' dynamics are slightly better, but do not leave hope for relief[...]
Azal

AZAL launches low-fare routes

Azerbaijan carrier experiments with low-cost model following the president's mandate for affordable air travel[...]

Aeroflot Group's traffic grows 13.3%

Following the current trend the Group optimizes fleet and refocuses on domestic routes[...]

Astana Airport to double capacity by 2017

Construction of a new passenger terminal and infrastructure renewal should be completed by the time Kazakhstan's capital welcomes EXPO-2017[...]

Red Wings may become MC-21 launch operator

The airline is also considering relocating from Moscow to Ulyanovsk for tax preferences and leasing Western-built aircraft[...]

UTair to receive state guarantees

State support is supposed to help the troubled airline settle part of its US $ 1.45 bln debt[...]

Russian airlines' appetite for foreign pilots shrinks

Only 39% of the annual quota of 200 foreign captains was claimed by Russian operators this year[...]

Russian airlines come under ban in Ukraine

Ukrainian government has imposed sanctions on 25 Russian airlines' flights into the country. UTair can still go.[...]


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