Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airline operated its first Boeing 737-500 technical flight to the Kuril Iturup Island airport in Russia’s Far East to test the new runway with a narrowbody medium-haul aircraft. Aurora currently operates the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-Iturup route with a 50-seat DHC-8-300 aircraft. It said the 737-500 service will allow the carrier to double capacity on the route. The new airport, which was finished last year, is located 7 km from Kurilsk with a 2,300-meter long ...

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