Polina Montag-Girmes

Utair Boeing 737-500
Russia’s Utair traffic up 5.3% in January-October period
Russia’s Utair Aviation carried 6.4 million passengers from January-October 2018, up 5.3% year-over-year (YOY).
Yakutia eyes IL-114-300 for fleet renewal
Yakutia Airlines is considering modernizing the Russian carrier’s regional fleet with Ilyushin IL-114-300 aircraft as the company plans to retire the Antonov An-24RV.
Yakutia lines up carriers for international flights after suspension
Yakutia Airlines has negotiated with several carriers to perform international flights for the company after Russian authorities suspended the airline’s international operations.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 10.1% in first nine months
Russian airlines carried 89.2 million passengers in the January-September period, up 10.1% year-over-year (YOY).
Yakutia Airlines Boeing 737-800
Russia suspends Yakutia’s international flights from Nov. 5
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency said it has suspended Yakutia Airlines’ international flights starting Nov. 5, until the Yakutsk-based carrier corrects flaws discovered during inspections.
Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 787-8
Uzbekistan Airways moves Moscow flights from Domodedovo to Vnukovo
Uzbekistan Airways has transferred its Moscow flights from Domodedovo to Vnukovo International Airport on Oct. 28.
Russia’s Rostec, United Aircraft Corp. merger to take 18 months
The Russian government will transfer 92.31% of its shares in United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) to Rostec, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin signed Oct. 24.
Yakutia Airline appoints new general director 
Russia’s Yakutia Airlines has named Vladimir Gorbunov as new general director, the regional Ministry of Transport said in a statement Oct. 15.
S7 Airlines 737 MAX
S7 Airlines takes Russia’s first Boeing 737 MAX 
Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX on lease from Air Lease Corp., becoming the first Russian airline to fly the type.
Investigation finds ice on runway contributed to Yakutia SSJ100 overrun 
The runway at Yakutsk airport was iced over when a Yakutia Airline Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) skidded off Oct. 9, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia said in an Oct. 10 statement.
Yakutia SSJ100
Yakutia SSJ100 skids off runway at Yakutsk airport 
A Yakutia Airline Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) overshot a runway at Russia’s Yakutsk International Airport Oct. 10, at 03:20 a.m. local time.
Pegas Fly Boeing 767
Two Russian carriers involved in ground collision 
A Ural Airlines Airbus A321 and Pegas Fly Boeing 767-300 were involved in a ground contact incident at Zhukovsky International Airport near Moscow Oct. 7, Moscow Interregional Transport Prosecution Service said in a statement Oct. 8.
Russian government to inject $146.2 million into state lessor 
The Russian government will provide a $146.2 million subsidy to the State Transport Leasing Co. (STLC) based on a decision signed Oct. 2 and published by the government Oct. 4.
Russia’s passenger traffic up 10% in January-August period 
Russian airlines carried 77.3 million passengers from the January-August 2018 period, up 10% year-over-year (YOY).
Azur Air Boeing 767-300
Russia’s Azur Air moves operations to Moscow Vnukovo airport 
Russian charter carrier Azur Air plans to transfer flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Moscow Vnukovo International from Oct. 1.
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