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Russia's S7 Airlines considers setting up Dutch subsidiary

S7Airlines (S7, Novosibirsk) is considering setting up a subsidiary in the Netherlands. The carrier said in a statement that the entity, which will be based in Amsterdam, will be put to S7 shareholders during an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on October 29. No further details about the project were revealed. Aside from S7 Airlines and Globus  (GH, Novosibirsk), the S7 Gro...

Flight MH17: Russia could face legal action over downing of jet over Ukraine

Russia could face a barrage of legal action over the downing of flight MH17 as affected countries gather in New York to discuss their options. Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will meet with her counterparts from Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine on Tuesday during the annual United Nations general assembly meeting. One of the proposals is for a tribunal sim...

Russia to take tit-for-tat measures if Ukraine bans Russian airlines’ flights — minister

Russia will take tit-for-tat measures if Ukraine bans flights across its territory for Russian airlines, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Friday. "We learned from media today that the government of Arseny Yatsenyuk plans to ban flights of the Aeroflot and Transaero airlines on Ukrainian territory. If the intentions are implemented into real documents of Ukraine’s air aut...

Kremlin calls Kiev’s decision to stop air service with Russia "another act of insanity"

Russian president’s press secretary said he doubted if Ukraine’s prime minister had the authority to halt air service with Russia. Kiev’s decision to stop air service with Russia, if it is really taken, will be another act of utter lunacy, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "I don’t know whether Russia’s aviation authori...

Ukraine’s sanctions will make Russian air companies suspend flights to Moldova — expert

It was earlier reported that Kiev has banned Russian air carriers Aeroflot and Transaero from flying to Ukraine with the ban taking effect on October 25 Ukrainian sanctions will force Russian air companies to suspend flights to Moldova, President of the Association of Aircraft Operators Vladimir Tasun told TASS on Friday. "When Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russia air carriers,...

Incident: Transaero B735 at Krasnodar on Sep. 25, Landed on Wrong Runway

A Transaero Airlines Boeing 737-500, registration VP-BPA performing flight UN-167 fom Moscow Domodedovo to Krasnodar (Russia) with 115 people on board, was cleared to land on Krasnodar's runway 05C however touched down on closed runway 05R. The aircraft impacted three signs before coming to a stop. There were no injuries, the passengers disembarked onto the runway and were taken to t...

Ukraine bans Russian airlines in new twist to showdown with Moscow

The Ukrainian government said Friday that it will close its airports next month to Russia’s largest airlines, including the regional leader, Aeroflot, according to a published statement and government officials. If the closure is enforced, it would create considerable headaches for travelers in the region, and add new fuel to a military and political conflict between Moscow and...

A man with 169 heroin containers detained at Domodedovo Airport

Uzbek citizen was trying to smuggle 169 containers of heroin in his stomach, reprorts Federal Customs Service of Russia. As noted September 19 y.o. drug courier arrived from the Uzbek city of Termez and later was detained at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. X-rays showed that the detainee was smuggling as many as 700 grams of heroin containers of cylindrical shape in his stomach. ...

Meridian got Challenger 605

In September JSC  Meridian airlines has completed the procedure of certification for a new aircraft type - Challenger 605. The aircraft is included in the company's AOC with the tail number EI-TAT. The aircraft will be based in Bugulma Airport. As BizavNews were told, the aircraft is registered in Ireland Registry and is operated by Mer...

Russia denies international status to Aeroflot LCC Pobeda

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency,Rosaviatsia, has refused permission for Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines to operate international flights. Pobeda had requested to fly from Russia to Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, France and Belarus. Rosaviatsia denied the request, saying Pobeda does not match Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). According to Russian regulati...

Bloomberg: Putin plans air strikes in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for unilateral air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if the United States rejects his proposal to join forces, Bloomberg reported citing two people familiar with the matter. Russia has increased its military presence inside Syria and its arms supplies to the Syrian army as it steps up support of longtime ally President Bashar al-Assad...

Green light for business aviation in Crimea

Last month a meeting was held in Novorossiysk on the development of transport infrastructure in southern Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a list of instructions, including related to the Republic of Crimea. Till 1 of March 2016, Russian government in cooperation with Crimea and Sevastopol authorities must submit proposals- what needs to be done in...