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Russia’s passenger traffic up 19.4% in 1Q
Russian airlines carried a total of 19.7 million passengers in 1Q 2017, up 19.4% year-over-year (YOY).
Russia’s Pulkovo Airport sees 1Q traffic increase
St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport’s total traffic in the 2017 first quarter grew 25.3% to 2.9 million passengers, according to an airport statement.
Russia to invest in PD-14 engine production for MC-21
Russia’s United Engine Corp. (UEC), part of state-owned Rostec Corp., will invest RUB21.9 billion ($389.3 million) to upgrade its production facilities through 2025 to build PD-14 engines to power Irkut Corp.’s MC-21 aircraft.
Domodedovo International Airport's T3 terminal.
Moscow Domodedovo wins approval for T3 terminal construction
Moscow Domodedovo International Airport has received approval to begin constructing a third passenger terminal, T3, which is scheduled to open in 2023.
Ural Airlines A320 receives a water cannon salute at Sochi International
Russia’s Ural Airlines traffic up 28% in 1Q 2017
Russia’s Ural Airlines carried 1.33 million passengers in 1Q 2017, up 28% year-over-year (YOY).
Cyprus Airways A319
New Cyprus Airways to launch operations in June
Startup carrier Cyprus Airways will start operations in June with “scheduled flights to three to four short-haul destinations and charter flights in collaboration with tour operators,” a Cyprus Airways spokesperson told ATW.
Russia’s RusLine boosts international service from St. Petersburg
Russian regional carrier RusLine will increase its international network from St. Petersburg by offering several new routes for the summer season.
Aeroflot A320
Russia to spend $8.5 million for 2017 Crimea subsidy program
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has set a budget of RUB475.4 million ($8.5 million) for seven carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights to Simferopol, Crimea.
Russia joins Montreal Convention
Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a bill allowing Russia to join the Montreal Convention April 4. The law was adopted by the Russian parliament at the end of March.
Antonov AN-132D takes off on maiden flight in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Antonov An-132D transport aircraft makes first flight
Ukraine aircraft manufacturer Antonov's An-132D, a multipurpose transport aircraft, conducted its first flight from the company’s airfield in Kyiv, Ukraine March 31.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. posts $74 million net loss in 2016
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) reported a 2016 net loss of RUB4.5 billion ($74 million), narrowed from a net loss of RUB109 billion in 2015.
Russia expands Crimea subsidy program
The Russian government has added three cities to the list of subsidized routes to Simferopol, Crimea, bringing the total number of routes to 61.
Pobeda Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Pobeda Airlines to boost regional frequency
Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Pobeda Airlines plans to increase domestic regional flights frequencies 47% during the 2017 IATA summer season.
Russian Post launches cargo service to China
Russia’s national postal operator Russian Post has begun scheduled cargo services from Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport to the Chinese cities of Zhengzhou and Harbin.