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Russia spends $74 million for subsidies programs this year
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, said the government has spent RUB3.5 billion ($74 million) for regional routes and Kaliningrad routes subsidy programs so far this year.
Irkut MC-21 on track for first test flight in 1H 2016 
The Irkut MC-21 is on track to operate its first test flight in the first half of 2016, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said.
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F
AirBridgeCargo to add frequencies 
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) will add more Boeing 747 freighter frequencies in the 2014/2015 winter season linking markets in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, via Moscow.
Transaero Airline Boeing 737-500
Transaero to start flights to Georgia 
Russia’s Transaero Airline will launch 4X-weekly Boeing 737 Moscow-Tbilisi services from Dec. 1, less than three months after Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, announced scheduled flights could resume between the countries.
Russia’s Rostec Corp., AVIC sign cooperation agreement 
Russia’s state-owned Rostec Corp. and Aviation Corp. of China (AVIC) have reached a strategic agreement to implement joint projects in aircraft, helicopter and engine manufacturing.
Aeroflot LCC Pobeda receives AOC 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost carrier (LCC) Pobeda has received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) and launched ticket sales.
Russia’s Aurora Airline to double A319 fleet 
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline plans to double its Airbus A319 fleet in the near future.
Ukraine’s Yanair Airline ceases winter flights; will relaunch March 28 
Ukrainian Yanair Airline has ceased scheduled flights for the IATA winter season, due to low demand.
Construction begins on Russia’s Yuzhny International Airport 
Construction has begun on the new Yuzhny International Airport in the Rostov region.
Air Armenia suspends operations until Dec. 20 
Air Armenia has suspended operations until Dec. 20, due to a decrease in ticket sales resulting in financial instability.
Russia’s Sheremetyevo airport extends deadline for Vladivostok deal 
Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport has postponed the deadline for Vladivostok International Airport share offers from Oct. 31 to Nov. 21.
Russia’s VIM Avia to sell eight Boeing 757s 
Moscow-based VIM Avia plans to sell eight Boeing 757-200s.
Aeroflot names new LCC ‘Pobeda’ 
Russia’s Aeroflot Group has named its new low-cost carrier (LCC) “Pobeda,” which translates to “victory” in Russian.
Second carriers to begin Moscow-Prague service in summer 2015 
Russian and Czech aviation authorities have again agreed to designate second carriers to begin services on the Moscow-Prague route.
New Aeroflot LCC to fly from Vnukovo, not Sheremetyevo, in November 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary—Byudzhetny Perevozchik, which directly translates as Budget Carrier—will now fly from Moscow Vnukovo Airport from Nov. 17.

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