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Russia and Iran develop bilateral agreement
Russia and Iran have established a bilateral agreement designating an unlimited number of carriers on specified routes.
Aeroflot A321
Aeroflot received $20.5 million for subsidized routes in 2015 
Russia’s Aeroflot received RUB1.49 billion ($20.5 million) in government subsidies in 2015, according to the carrier’s financial results published in accordance with Russian Accounting Standards.
Ural Airlines A321
Ural Airlines to develop international network at Samara airport
Russia’s Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines will develop its international network from Samara’s Kurumoch International Airport.
Russia’s Pulkovo airport traffic down 5.4% in 2015
Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport handled 13.5 million passengers in 2015, down 5.4% year-over-year.
Egypt’s Air Leisure signs MOU for four SSJ100s
Egypt’s Air Leisure Airline has signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Co. (SCAC) for four Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100), with six options.
Russia, Cyprus liberalize bilateral rules
Russia and Cyprus have agreed to remove “all the limitations on the number of designated airlines of both sides on agreed routes” between the countries.
Aircraft deliveries in Russia slow significantly in 2015
Russian carriers took delivery of fewer than 60 aircraft in 2015, less than half of the approximately 123 aircraft delivered per year during 2008-2014, according to Russia’s State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation.
Aurora aircraft
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline reports traffic up 7.1%
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline—which serves Russia’s Far East—carried 1.125 million passengers in 2015, up 7.1% year-over-year (YOY).
Moscow airports' international traffic down 10.4% in 2015
Moscow’s three airports—Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo—handled 37.9 million passengers in 2015, down 10.4% year-over-year (YOY), according to statistics released by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
Russia’s international traffic drops 15.8% in 2015
International traffic for Russian airlines was down 15.8% in 2015 to 39.5 million year-over-year (YOY), according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
Ukraine International Airlines 737-900ER
Ukraine International Airlines to replace 737 Classics 
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will replace its Boeing 737 Classic fleet with newer types through the end of 2018.
Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow wins EASA certification
Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM), sister company of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, has been awarded a (European Aviation Safety Agency) EASA Part 147 certificate.
Russia sums up regional subsidy programs for 2015
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has summed up two subsidy programs—the regional flights and the Volga region subsidy programs—for 2015.
S7 Airlines A320
Russia’s S7 Airlines passenger traffic up 5.6% in 2015
Russia’s S7 Airlines carried 10.6 million passengers in 2015, up 5.6% year-over-year (YOY). S7 Group publishes combined statistics for Sibir Airline and Globus.
Russia’s Kaluga airport increases international network 
Russia’s Ural Airlines plans to launch weekly Airbus A320 Kaluga (Grabtsevo)-Yerevan (Armenia) service in February, increasing Kaluga International Airport’s (KLF) network.
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