Polina Montag-Girmes



Belavia to resume Minsk-Moscow Sheremetyevo service
Belavia Belarusian Airlines will resume flights between Minsk and Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport beginning April 22 with twice-daily Embraer E195 service.
Russia restricts Nordwind Airlines’ AOC, cancels ETOPS permits
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has restricted Nordwind Airlines air operator’s certificate (AOC) from March 25, canceling ETOPS permits.
Aeroflot Group January-February traffic up 15.8%
Russia´s Aeroflot Group carried 8.2 million passengers in January and February, up 15.8% year-over-year (YOY).
Atran Airlines Boeing 737-800BCF (VQ-BFS)
Atran Airlines takes Russia’s first 737-800 converted freighter
Russia’s Atran Airlines, an air express subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800BCF March 20, becoming the first operator of the type in the country.
Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9
Vietnam Airlines moves to Sheremetyevo for Aeroflot codeshare
Vietnam Airlines will move its Moscow flights from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminal D from July 2.
Russia’s Irkutsk region to acquire 51% of IrAero Airline
The Irkutsk region Development Corp. will acquire 51% of IrAero Airline and plans to invest in the carrier’s further growth.
Aeroflot SSJ100
Aeroflot 2018 net profit drops 75% on fuel costs, currency depreciation
Russia’s Aeroflot Group reported a RUB5.7 billion ($82 million) net profit for 2018, down 75% from RUB23 billion in 2017—a decline the group attributed to higher fuel prices and foreign exchange losses.
Uzbekistan Airways 767 skids off runway at St. Petersburg
An Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 767-300ER skidded off the runway after landing at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport March 2 at 9:59 p.m. local time.
Pobeda expects 40% traffic gain as fleet, network grow
Aeroflot LCC subsidiary Pobeda Airlines intends to increase traffic by 40% and carry at least 10 million passengers in 2019 as the carrier expands its aircraft fleet and network.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot Group traffic up 14.5% in January
Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 4.2 million passengers in January, up 14.5% year-over-year (YOY).
Utair Boeing 737-500
Russia allows carriers to use electronic boarding passes 
Russian airlines will be permitted to issue electronic boarding passes now that a Ministry of Transport decree has come into force, the authority said Feb. 19.
Yamal Airlines SSJ100 hits lamppost after landing at Domodedovo 
A Yamal Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) hit a lamppost while taxiing after landing at Moscow Domodedovo International Airport Feb. 6, at 8:30 p.m. local time.
Russian airlines report passenger traffic up 10.6% in 2018 
Russian airlines carried 116.2 million passengers in 2018, up 10.6% year-over-year (YOY).
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda adds 10 new destinations for summer 2019 
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Airlines plans to launch flights to 10 new destinations for the IATA 2019 summer schedule, the carrier said.
Aeroflot A320
Aeroflot Group traffic up 11% in 2018 
Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 million passengers in 2018, up 11% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic grew 9.7% to 24.7 million, while domestic traffic increased 12.3% to 31 million.
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