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"Kuban Airlines" enters the top five airlines in Russia in number of flights delayed

"Kuban Airlines" enters the top five airlines in Russia in number of flights delayed

"VIM-Avia” delayed more flights than other Russian airlines in July 2012. The airline delayed 176 of 674 of its flights, representing 26.11% of the total. In addition, 24 flights of "VIM Avia" were late in arriving at the destination by more than 6 hours, RBC reports with reference to the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia).

Aeroflot ends flights to Syria

Aeroflot ends flights to Syria

 Aeroflot, the largest Russian air company, has stopped flights to Damascus (Syria) due to low demand for tickets, reports.Other companies offer flights to Damascus with one or two stopovers. The Russian Foreign Ministry has recommended that Russians abstain from visiting Syria suffering from disorders. 

Aeroflot stops flight service to Damascus

Aeroflot stops flight service to Damascus

Russia’s largest air company Aeroflot will end flights to Damascus (Syria) on August 6 due to commercial reasons, PRIME reports.Aeroflot and Syrian Air made direct Moscow-Damascus flights. Other companies offer flights to Syria stopovers.

Aeroflot to blacklist passengers and staff

The head of the major air-company Aeroflot, Vitaly Savelyev, thinks that Russia should have blacklists of pilots and passengers, RIA Novosti reports. “We have presented several times and will present again the initiative of blacklisting some pilots,” Savelyev told journalists.He noted that when Aeroflot fires pilots for violation of rules, they get jobs in other air companies because of a deficit of pilots in Russia.Today only 400 pilots graduate every year in Russia, while the necessary number is 1000.

Belavia will not be sold to Aeroflot

The Belarusian National Air Company of Belavia has no information on reports it is to be purchased by Russia’s Aeroflot, Interfax reports.Deputy Director General of Belavia Igor Chergints said that no proposals or negotiations of the purchase have been held.Some Russian media sources said that Belavia there were plans to sell Belavia in 2013 to Aeroflot.

Georgian Airways opens flights to Moscow’s Vnukovo

Georgian Airways has started flights to Moscow’s Vnukovo Airports, ITAR-TASS reports.Tbilisi-Vnukovo-Tbilisi flights will be carried out using Boeing 737-500s. S7 Airlines will organize flights from Moscow to Tbilisi.Vnukovo is one of the largest airports in Russia. Its main shareholder is Aeroflot with 75% of shares.Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in spring 2011 that Moscow Airports Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo will form a single complex.

Some Azerbaijan-Russia flights cancelled

Some flights from Baku to Russian cities have been cancelled. Flights at the Heydar Aliyev Airport to Omsk (departure at 11.35 am), Perm (2.20 pm) and Moscow (3.55 pm), were cancelled on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports. Aeroflot and plans a flight to Moscow at 6.58 am and so do the Azerbaijani Airlines. Registration ended at 10.40 am. Flights on March 28 will go according to schedule. Russia and Belarus cancelled flights due to disagreements on number of flights.

Russia-Belarus flights scrapped

Flights between Russia and Belarus have stopped, BELTA reports.A flight from Minsk to Moscow for 7 am was delayed. Belarus canceled license for flights to Moscow for all Russian companies.Aeroflot was informed about the problem. Flights between Russia and Belarus stopped at 8 am on March 26. All passengers were warned. They may get refunds or fly at other time.

New tourism product to be presented in Sochi

A presentation of a new complex tourism project in Sochi will be presented on March 13, 2012, reports.The complex includes accommodation, food, treatment according to the Open South Program, transfer and transport back. Aeroflot tickets will be cheaper for Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Samara.The price for a week tour from Moscow to Sochi and back will cost at least 14,500 rubles. This saves about 48%.

Kavminvodyavia stops work

The Kavminvodyavia Air Company has stopped work, and its flights will be carried out by Donavia, a 100% subsidiary of Aeroflot, ITAR-TASS reports.

Kavminvodyavia to merge with Aeroflot

The biggest North Caucasus air company, Kavminvodyavia, is going to merge with the Russian giant Aeroflot, RIA Novosti cites the chief executive officer's aide as saying. The decision was made in March 2011 by the federal government. 

State property worth $30 billion to be privatized in Russia

Russia plans to earn $30 billion from privatized property, whichexceeds expectations by 25-50%, Russian Vice-Premier and FinanceMinister Alexey Kudrin said, RIA Novosti reports.Kudrin said on Friday that the government will prepare a new packageof state assets for privatization. It will include shares of companiesoperating in strategic spheres. The airline Aeroflot will beprivatized.

Armenia to buy one more SSJ-100 by end of 2011

The president of the United Aircraft Engineering Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan stated that he sees prospects for cooperation with Armenia in several projects, News Armenia reports. The presentation ceremony of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 took place on Tuesday in the international airport Zvartnots in Yerevan. Armavia and Aeroflot are the initial clients for Sukhoi Superjet 100. According to Pogosyan, Arminia will receive one more SSJ-100 by the end of the year.

Sukhoi Superjet 100 receives certificate of Interstate Aviation Committee

Sukhoi Superjet 100 receives Interstate Aviation Committee certificateThe Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) issued today a certificate forthe aircraft SSJ100 developed by the "Sukhoi" company, RIA Novostireports.The short-haul passenger plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 is designed for upto 98 passengers and is able to cover a distance of 4.4 thousandkilometres.The launch customer for Sukhoi Superjet 100 is the leading Russian aircarrier Aeroflot. Among the other customers are the Armenian airline