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Passenger traffic up 23% at Moscow Vnukovo; Domodedovo down 10% in 1Q
Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport has reported handling 3.2 million passengers in the first quarter, up 23% year-over-year, despite the traffic decrease of its main carriers.
Russia’s Voronezh airport grows despite the main carrier closure
Russia’s Voronezh International Airport has reported a 5.6% year-over-year growth in passenger numbers for the first quarter ended March 31.
Belavia Belarusian Airlines Boeing 737
Belarus, Ukraine agree on flight frequencies
Belarus and Ukraine have agreed on flight frequencies between the capitals, Minsk and Kiev, respectively.
Transaero Boeing 767-300
Transaero spends $171 million on VTB loan 
Russia’s Transaero Airlines has spent RUB9 billion ($171 million) on a three-year loan from VTB Bank for salaries, tax payments, fuel acquisition, MRO and payments for air navigation services.
Rossiya Airline grounds six Antonov An-148s 
Saint Petersburg-based Rossiya Airline has grounded a fleet of six Antonov An-148s due to decreasing passenger traffic.
Russia gives $1.9 billion to United Aircraft Corp. for SSJ100 program 
The Russian government will give RUB100 billion ($1.9 billion) to United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) this year for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) program.
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8F
AirBridgeCargo reports 20% volume growth in 1Q
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has reported a 20% year-over-year cargo volume growth for the first quarter ended March 31.
Russian authorities cancel Polet Airline’s AOC
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has canceled Polet Airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), following a suspension at the end of 2014 due to financial difficulties.
Transaero is authorized to use EFB Class 2
Russia´s Transaero Airline has been authorized by Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, to use Apple iPads as electronic flight bag (EFB) Class 2 on Boeing 747-400s.
UTair cuts fleet
Russia´s UTair has decreased its fleet from 115 to 71 aircraft in line with its cost-cutting program, Impulse.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. names two VPs
Russian aircraft manufacturing conglomerate United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has named two new vice presidents.
Russia’s Aurora Airline to increase international services
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline plans to increase the number of international services from Vladivostok in the IATA 2015 summer season, despite the downturn in Russia’s international passenger traffic.
Minsk, Kiev dispute flights between capitals 
Belarus and Ukraine have agreed to flight terms between Minsk and Kiev through April 14.
Russian carriers to cut international networks
Several Russian carriers have cut their international networks due to a decrease in passenger traffic, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
Russia to reduce taxes for domestic airlines
The Russian government has approved a bill to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) from 18% to 10% for airlines operating domestic flights.

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