Polina Montag-Girmes

RusLine, Maxim Rylskiy
Russian regional carrier RusLine to boost Sochi network
Russian regional carrier RusLine will increase its network from Sochi this summer.
CityJet SSJ100
Irish regional CityJet gets first SSJ100
Dublin-based regional CityJet has taken delivery of its first 98-seat Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, becoming the first European SSJ100 customer.
Russia’s UTair expands routes in Siberia
Russia’s UTair Airline is expanding domestic and international services from Surgut to 28 destinations this summer.
AirBridgeCargo increases US network
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has been designated by local authorities to perform flights from Khabarovsk, in Russia´s Far East, to several points in the US.
Silk Way Airlines confirms An-12 crash in Afghanistan
Azerbaijan’s Baku-based Silk Way Airlines has confirmed its Antonov An-12 freighter crashed on May 18 at 1430 local time, in southern Afghanistan.
Russia names 11 airlines for Crimea subsidy program
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has authorized 11 airlines to operate subsidized flights to Crimea, from June 1-Nov. 30, 2016.
Russia makes changes to Crimea subsidy program
The Russian government has added 15 cities to the list of subsidized routes to Crimea, bringing the total number of routes to 58.
Aeroflot plans to carry 30 million passengers in 2016
Russia’s Aeroflot airline plans to carry 30 million passengers in 2016, Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev told Russia’s TV Rossiya 24.
Russia’s Irkut Corp. posts $31.1 million net loss for 2015
Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corp. has reported a 2015 net loss of RUB2.27 billion ($31.1 million), reversed from a net profit of RUB72.27 million in 2014.
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline 1Q traffic up 22%
Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline—which serves Russia’s Far East—carried 276,827 passengers in the first quarter, up 22% year-over-year (YOY), as a result of network and fleet growth.
VIM Avia 777-200ER
Russia’s VIM Avia takes delivery of first Boeing 777
Russia’s VIM Avia has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-200ER, which is leased from MC Aviation Partners, a Mitsubishi Corp. leasing subsidiary.
Saratov Airlines Embraer E190
Russia restores Saratov Airlines’ international status 
Russian authorities—which restricted Saratov Airlines’ air operator’s certificate (AOC) prohibiting it from operating international flights because of a safety violation in October 2015—have restored the carrier’s international status from April 29.
UTair 767-200
Russia’s UTair reports net income of $31.2 million in 2015
Russia’s UTair Airline has reported a 2015 net income of RUB2.27 billion ($31 million), reversed from a net loss of RUB61.66 billion in 2014.
Aeroflot 737-800
Aeroflot renounces 13 Transaero route designations
Russia’s Aeroflot Group has renounced 13 route designations that were transferred to the carrier after the bankruptcy of Transaero Airline last year.
Russian airlines ask authorities to reconsider subsidy program rates 
Russian airlines have requested the Ministry of Transport to reconsider the rates for subsidized routes in the Far East, Kaliningrad and Crimea programs.
Blogs & Commentary
May 26, 2016

Consistent inconsistency

It seems the only thing consistent about flying is inconsistency. When you never know what to expect, it takes its toll on trust....More
May 25, 2016

Second leg: Air France delivers my bag but loses 13 passengers 5

Happy to report that I am in Barcelona and so is my bag. Two flights completed from Hamburg to Barcelona, via Paris Charles de Gaulle, in Air France Airbus A319s....More
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