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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.
Aeroflot A320
Aeroflot resumes scheduled flights to Georgia 
Aeroflot relaunched daily Airbus A320 Moscow-Tbilisi, Georgia service from Oct. 26, after Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, announced Sept. 15 that scheduled flights could resume between the countries.
Turkish carriers gain open access to Sochi 
Russian aviation authorities have removed all restrictions for Turkish carriers on service to Sochi International Airport for the next three IATA seasons. The move is part of the Russian government’s plan to recoup the investment on airport renovations to prepare for last year’s 2014 Winter Olympics.
Moscow Vnukovo Airport managers resign 
Moscow Vnukovo Airport general director Andrey Dyakov and his deputy Sergey Solntsev have resigned after a Falcon 50 business jet crashed at the airport on the night of Oct. 20-21.
Sky Aviation SSJ100
Russia’s SCAC to withdraw SSJ100s from Sky Aviation 
Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) will withdraw three SSJ100s from Indonesian Sky Aviation.
UTair Boeing 757-200
UTair postpones new aircraft deliveries 
Russia’s UTair Airlines is negotiating with Airbus and Boeing on new delivery schedules for its orders for 20 A321s and 40 Boeing 737-800/900ERs, Interfax reported.
Russian carriers need $1.85 billion to stabilize finances 
Russia’s air transport industry needs at least RUB75 billion ($1.85 billion) to stabilize in the coming year, according to Moscow-based State Research and Development Institute for Civil Aeronautics.
New Aeroflot budget carrier discloses network 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary—Byudzhetny Perevozchik, which directly translates as Budget Carrier—has launched a website and disclosed its route network.
Belavia Boeing 737
Belarus considers second carrier 
Belarus transport authorities are considering adding a second international carrier to compete with Belavia Belarusian Airlines.
Transaero 737-500
Transaero to leave Moscow Sheremetyevo during airport renovation 
Russia’s Transaero will suspend services from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport from the IATA winter schedule 2014/2015 due to the renovation of the airport’s northern part, which begins March 1, 2015.
Aeroflot, Transaero cease Toronto flights 
Russia’s Aeroflot will close its Moscow-Toronto service Oct. 26, due to low demand, CEO Vitaly Saveliev said.
Red Wings aircraft
Russia’s Red Wings Airlines leases three SSJ100s 
Russia’s Red Wings Airlines has leased three SSJ100s from Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co (SCAC).
New Aeroflot subsidiary to fly from Sheremetyevo Airport initially 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary—Byudzhetny Perevozchik, which directly translates as Budget Carrier—will fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport’s Terminal B for the 2014-2015 winter schedule.
Aeroflot pilot Klaus Rohlfs
Aeroflot’s first non-Russian pilot operates first flight 
Aeroflot announced its first non-Russian pilot—Klaus Rohlfs, a German citizen—has operated his first flight from Moscow to Prague, following the passage of air code amendments by the State Duma in April allowing carriers to hire foreign pilots.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot transfers defunct Dobrolet assets to new airline 
Russia’s Aeroflot has begun to transfer the assets of its defunct low-cost startup Dobrolet to a new subsidiary, Byudzhetny Perevozchik, Interfax agency reported quoting Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev.

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