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Irish company affiliated with VTB Leasing demands $43 mln from Transaero

The Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region registered a lawsuit filed by one more Irish company affiliated with VTB Leasing demanding $43 mln from troubled Russian airline Transaero, RIA Novosti has reported. The lawsuit filed by Capablue Limited reached the court on October 22. Earlier the court registered lawsuits filed by five other Irish companies affiliated with VTB Le...

Yak-40 aircraft museum will be opened in Yekaterinburg

The first interactive aircraft-museum will be opened in Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the project’s Technical Director, Sergey Smirnov. The real Yak-40 aircraft manufactured in 1978 was handed over to the city as a gift by a businessman. The 10-tons aircraft will be installed in a square between houses of Akademicheskiy District in late October in the network of dev...

Aeroflot Informs Transaero Passengers Of Ticket Return Procedure

Following the Russian aviation regulator’s decision to annul JSC Transaero’s operator’s licence from 26 October, and in line with Aeroflot’s obligation to ensure carriage for Transaero passengers with tickets for travel through 15 December 2015, on routes covered by Aeroflot, Aeroflot advises all travellers of the following procedures...

Russian LCC Pobeda granted international traffic rights

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has authorized Pobeda (DP, Moscow, Vnukovo) to begin international operations following amendments to local laws governing the issuance of foreign traffic rights. Though the agency earlier this year rejected the LCC's application to begin international operations, the Russian Ministry of Transport has since revised a requirement t...

OPINION: How Superjet can stay in the game

In many ways the Sukhoi Superjet has achieved what its creators set out to do. It is a five-abreast, 100-seat aircraft with reasonable economics that stands apart from rivals in terms of cabin width and comfort. It is also something unique: Russia’s first Western airliner. What it has not done is sold in sufficient numbers to be counted a success. Although 100 have been produced, until a...

Russian Plane Seized at Israel's Airport over Debts

A plane belonging to Russia's Yakutia Airlines has been seized at the Ben Gurion international airport in Israel's Tel Aviv over unpaid debts, the company's director general has told TASS. "The Boeing-737 is under arrest at the airport of Israel over debts," Olga Fedorova said. The flight from Tel Aviv to southern Russia's Krasnodar was detained for 28 hou...

Russian transport minister: Only Aeroflot can fill gap after Transaero goes away

Aeroflot will receive 56 international routes of Transaero as compensation of expenses for carrying Transaero passengers Aeroflot can close the gap in international flights after Transaero goes away, Russia’s Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said on Friday. "The most important now, when the license is canceled and the company [Transaero] will not make its flights, all our aviat...

Ukrainian sanctions stop air connection with Russia

Russia and Ukraine will completely terminate all air connections with each other as of October 25 following Ukraine’s decision to close its airspace to all Russian aircraft, including direct and transit flights. Astonishment and disbelief was the Kremlin’s first reaction. "Judging from experience of the past 20 months, we cannot exclude a hypothetical possibility of such acts of i...

Aeroflot outlines its winter schedule, will not fly to Kiev and Odessa due to the ban

From October 25, 2015, Aeroflot will move to its winter flight schedule, which will be in place through March 26, 2016. Flights to 51 countries are planned for winter 2015-2016. Aeroflot will fly from 119 points of origin, among these 43 in Russia and eight in the CIS. In light of Ukraine’s introduction of a ban on Aeroflot flights from October 25, there will be no more flights to Kiev an...

Moscow begins reallocating Transaero's route permissions

The Russian Ministry of Transport has begun reallocating Transaero Airlines (UN, Moskow Vnukovo) route permissions as the airline's impending termination of operations on October 26 looms.  In a statement to the TASS news agency, the ministry said it had granted the Aeroflot Group access to fifty-six out of the Transaero's 156 international routes for the period October 2...

Russia-Ukraine consultations on lifting flight ban possible next week

Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry and State Aviation Administration wants to hold such consultations, its head aide on media issues says. Consultations between Russia and Ukraine on lifting the ban on flights may be held next week, Ukrainian State Aviation Administration’s head aide on media issues Natalya Terletskaya told TASS on Friday. "Our Infrastructure Ministry and State...

Aeroflot clarifies position with respect to Transaero equity capital

On Wednesday, a report appeared on the TASS newswire, citing Aeroflot’s Chairman of the Board Kirill Androsov, that the Board of Directors would consider acquiring a stake in Transaero if the new owners make such a proposal. Aeroflot notes that while technically, the TASS journalist reported Mr. Androsov’s words accurately and without distortion, it wishes to cla...