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Transaero Airlines Boeing 747-400
Transaero swings to profit in 2013 
Transaero Airline has reported a 2013 net income of RUB788 million ($21.9 million), reversed from a loss of RUB228 million in 2012.
Russian commercial carriers drop 26% in 2010-2013 
The number of Russian commercial carriers fell from 159 to 118, down 26%, in the 2010-2013 period, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
Sheremetyevo Airport to transfer Simferopol flights to domestic zone 
Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport will transfer flights to Simferopol, Crimea, to the Federal zone of Terminal D starting April 25, where passengers will be registered on the counters of domestic airlines.
MetroJet Airbus A321
Russia’s MetroJet to merge with Air Samara 
Surgut-based Kolavia Airline, operating under the MetroJet brand, will merge with regional carrier Air Samara.
Transaero A380
Transaero to configure its A380s with 652 seats 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines, which has unveiled the layout of its new fleet of four Airbus A380s, will be equipped with the highest number of seats—652—compared to other operators of the type.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. to sell IFC shares 
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has received government approval to sell 48.4% of its shares in Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) to VEB bank.
Dobrolet Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Dobrolet unveils livery 
Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet has unveiled the livery on its first Boeing 737-800, ahead of its official delivery date by the end of the month.
S7 Airlines takes delivery of sharklet-equipped Airbus A320 
Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first sharklet-equipped Airbus A320.
Russia’s VIM Avia receives its first Airbus A319 
Moscow-based VIM Avia has taken delivery of its first leased Airbus A319.
Russia to allow foreign pilots, nonrefundable tickets 
Russia’s State Duma has passed air code amendments allowing carriers to hire non-Russian pilots and sell nonrefundable tickets.
Aeroflot grounds six Ilyushin Il-96s 
Russia’s Aeroflot grounded its aging fleet of six Ilyushin Il-96 aircraft at the end of March.
UTair completes ATR 72 fleet transfer to Express subsidiary 
Russia’s UTair has completed the transfer of 15 ATR 72-500s to subsidiary UTair Express.
Russia’s Irkut net profit down 38.6% in 2013 
Russia’s Irkut Corp. has reported 2013 net income of RUB1.043 billion ($28.08 million), down 38.6% from RUB1.7 billion in the year-ago period.
Russia, Uzbekistan unable to reconcile liberalized bilateral agreements 
Russia and Uzbekistan want to liberalize bilateral agreements, but are unable to agree on the new rules.
Transaero to lease six Airbus A321s 
Russia’s Transaero has signed a leasing deal with China’s ICBC Leasing for six new Airbus A321s.

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