Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), which received approval to develop a Northern Terminal Complex in June, said in an update that total private investments for the project will reach $865 million.
A Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Kiev Zhulyany to Minsk was ordered to return to Zhulyany airport Oct. 21 in what appears to be a demand by authorities because of interest in one of the aircraft’s passengers.
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline—which serves Russia’s Far East—has forecasted it will carry 1.4 million passengers in 2016, a 20% year-over-year (YOY) traffic increase, according to CEO Konstantin Sukhorebrik.
Russia’s air traffic fell 10.2% in August to 10.3 million passengers, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. International traffic was down 25.6% year-over-year (YOY) to 3.7 million, while domestic traffic grew 1.5% YOY to 6.6 million.
US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More