A new form of airline operations is taking shape in Russia with five carriers putting their operating plans under the control of a single management company, AiRUnion, that may end up in a merger--but may not as well. Initially a December 2004 joining of KrasAir, Domodedovo Air Enterprise, Omskavia and regional carrier Sibaviatrans, the grouping later induced Samara Airlines to enlist. The name AiRUnion was announced in August at the Moscow Aerospace Show MAKS-2005, Deputy Commercial ...

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