Moscow Domodedovo Airport has extended its border control zone by opening a new 6,000-square meter, 22-meter high atrium, which allows the airport to handle arriving and departing passengers at different levels.
Russia’s Ministry of Labor has prepared a draft of a presidential decree that will require civil servants to choose Russian carriers when traveling on business, except when only foreign carriers serve a necessary route or if fares are sold out for a particular date.
Russia and China have signed a framework agreement establishing a new joint venture (JV) leasing company, which will order up to 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft worth $3 billion over the next three years for carriers in China and Southeast Asia.
First-quarter losses by Russian airlines have increased RUB1 billion ($19.4 million), according to the Russian Association of Air Transport Operators (AEVT), which estimated 2014 full-year losses to be RUB30 billion due to currency rates and passenger traffic decreases.
Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has completed the investigation of the Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737-500 crash landing at Kazan Airport on Nov. 17, 2013, which killed 44 passengers and six crew members.
Republic Airways Holdings is “in a stabilized approach” toward reaching a new labor agreement with its pilots, though “difficult stuff” still needs to negotiated, chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said....More
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said....More
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here....More