Aeroflot LCC Pobeda Airlines performed a Boeing 737-800 test flight from Moscow Vnukovo to the new Gagarin International Airport in Saratov, southwestern Russia, Aug. 18. Airport operator SarAero-Invest, a member of Airports of Regions, gained its operator´s certificate at the same time. The airport begins operations Aug. 20. Gagarin is located 20km from Saratov. It was built as a public-private partnership and the Russian government invested RUB7.22 billion ($108.2 million), to ...

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