Polina Montag-Girmes

Russian regional airports benefit from FIFA 2018 World Cup
Airports in Yekaterinburg, Samara, Rostov-on-Don and Nizhny Novgorod handled 1.2 million passengers during the FIFA 2018 World Cup, which ran from June 14-July 15, up 35% year-over-year (YOY).
Ural Airlines A321
Ural Airlines operates 450 more flights during FIFA World Cup
Russia’s Ural Airlines performed 6,098 flights in June to carry FIFA 2018 World Cup visitors, up 450 flights year-over-year (YOY), the carrier said.
Irkut MC-21-300 test aircraft flies in new color
Irkut’s Corp.’s second MC-21-300 prototype performed a flight painted in a new color July 11.
Russia’s Rostec, Italy’s Atitech to build JV MRO center
Russia’s state-owned Rostec, its subsidiary Technodinamika, and Italian MRO provider Atitech plan to launch a joint venture (JV) to build an MRO center in the Moscow region.
Aeroflot shareholders approve leasing deal for 50 Irkut MC-21s
Aeroflot Group shareholders approved an operating lease of 50 new Irkut MC-21-300 aircraft from lessor Avia Capital Services (ACS).
Russia’s S7 Airlines boosts flights at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport
Russia´s S7 Airlines has increased its network from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport from two to 18 destinations during the last year.
Russian regional UVT aero begins international flights
Russian regional UVT aero has launched its first international routes to Batumi (Georgia) from Kazan, Ufa and Perm.
Tyumen’s Roshchino airport to build new terminal
Russia’s Novaport Holding will build a new 17,000 sq m (182,986 sq. ft.) terminal at Roshchino International Airport (TJM) in Tyumen Oblast, the Tyumen region government said in a statement.
Russia OKs partial opening of Moscow Domodedovo’s new T2 terminal 
Russian authorities have granted permission for Moscow Domodedovo International Airport to open the first part of T2 terminal—a 157,000 sq m T2 international flights gallery—before the FIFA World Cup that begins in Russia this month.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 12.4% in January-April 
Russian airlines carried 30.5 million passengers in January-April 2018, up 12.4% year-over-year (YOY).
Russian company to design Ilyushin Il-114-300 cabin interior 
Ilyushin has selected Russian interiors specialist Rusaviainter to design the cabin for the Il-114-300 turboprop, featuring a 2x2 configuration for 68 passengers.
Aeroflot to codeshare with Aerolineas Argentinas 
Russia’s Aeroflot Airline inked a codeshare agreement with Aerolineas Argentinas, launching a joint daily Moscow-Buenos Aires service June 1.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot Group posts $2 million net loss in 1Q 2018 
Aeroflot Group reported a 2018 1Q net loss of RUB11.5 billion ($2 million), nearly doubled from a year-ago period. Revenue for the quarter was RUB111.9 billion, up 8.5% year-over-year (YOY).
Russia suspends AOC for Saratov Airlines 
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Saratov Airlines, effective May 31, because of a violation of flight safety rules.
British Airways A321
British Airways to transfer one Moscow daily service to Sheremetyevo 
British Airways (BA) will transfer one out of three daily London Heathrow-Moscow services from Domodedovo (DME) to Sheremetyevo (SVO) from Oct. 28.
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