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Russia and Egypt sign security measure to resume flights 
Russia and Egypt plan to re-establish flights between the countries next year after signing a new protocol specializing in aviation security measures, which becomes effective in 30 days.
SuperJet International SVP-commercial Stewart Cordner
SuperJet International appoints new SVP 
SuperJet International (SJI) has named Stewart Cordner as SVP-commercial.
Aeroflot Boeing 737-800
Aeroflot Group forecasts 11.8% passenger traffic growth in 2018 
Aeroflot Group’s passenger traffic is expected to grow 11.8% year-over-year (YOY) in 2018, the group announced Dec. 6.
Russian airlines may deny tickets to blacklisted passengers 
Russian President Vladimir Putin has amended the civil code permitting carriers to refuse to sell tickets to passengers previously added to a “blacklist.”
Airline Routes-Dec. 4, 2017 
Airline Routes-Dec. 4, 2017
Russia’s passenger traffic up 19.3% from January-October 
Russian airlines carried 89.9 million passengers in January-October 2017, up 19.3% year-over-year (YOY).
Aeroflot nine-month profit down on fuel costs, market over-capacity 
Aeroflot's financial results for the first nine months and the third quarter of 2017 reflect a normalization of profitability and the effect of a number of market factors that affected results for the first half of the year.
Flydubai doubles Moscow services 
Dubai-based flydubai has doubled the number of Dubai-Moscow flights, launching daily Boeing 737-800 service between Dubai and Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Russia’s S7 Airlines, Qatar to expand codeshare agreement 
Russia’s S7 Airlines and Qatar Airways plan to expand their existing codeshare agreement to include flights from Russia to Australia’s Sydney, Adelaide and Perth via Doha.
Khabarovsk Airlines L-410
Crash investigators analyze data from L-410 flight recorders 
The team investigating a Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 crash in Russia’s Khabarovsk region is analyzing flight recorder data, Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has said.
Russia’s new Platov airport welcomes first flights 
Russia’s new Platov International Airport, which will serve Rostov-on-Don, welcomed its first flights from Azimuth Airline and Rossiya Airlines Nov. 18, ahead of its official opening Nov. 27.
Air Astana A321
Russia’s S7 Engineering, Air Astana sign MRO deal 
Russia’s Engineering Holding, an MRO member of the S7 Group, will repaint narrowbody aircraft for Kazakhstan’s Air Astana at the Mineralnye Vody Airport paint center.
L-410 crashes in Russia’s Khabarovsk region; young girl sole survivor 
A Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 crashed in Russia’s Khabarovsk region Nov. 15, Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) reported.
Russia, UAE to design a new 250-seat narrowbody aircraft 
Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have started preliminary talks on the joint production of civil aircraft, which could be located in the UAE, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov announced at the Dubai Air Show.
Russia’s Platov airport to start operations Nov. 27 
Russia’s new Platov International Airport, which will serve Rostov-on-Don, will begin operations Nov. 27, the government said.
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Mar 20, 2018

O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda

Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner IAG....More
Mar 9, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?...More
Mar 2, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a Florida school that left 17 students and staff dead....More
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