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Ural Airlines cancels Paris, Nice routes after French ruling
Russia´s Ural Airlines ceased flights from Moscow Zhukovsky to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Nice from May 18 after French civil aviation authorities determined the services breached an agreement between the two nations.
Russia’s Utair launches regional feeder flights
Utair Aviation has launched feeder routes, connecting regional points in the Tyumen region and the Khanty-Mansi autonomous republic.
Yakutia Airline adds SSJ100 crew training after Aeroflot crash
Russia’s Yakutia Airline called for additional crew training for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) following the May 5 crash landing of an Aeroflot SSJ100-95 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
Russia’s Utair reports 2018 net loss on fuel costs, staff shortages
Russia’s Utair Aviation posted a net loss of RUB22 billion ($316.7 million) for 2018, reversed from a RUB2.4 billion net profit in the previous year.
Russia’s Rostov-on-Don airport reports 28% regional traffic growth
Regional traffic from Russia’s Platov airport in Rostov-on-Don has doubled within the last two years.
Belavia receives two E-Jets for fleet renewal
Belavia Belarusian Airlines took delivery of two Embraer E-Jets, an E195 and an E175, on April 20 and 21.
Crimean airport to receive new control tower 
Russian state-owned Air Traffic Management Corp. (ATM Corp.) will invest RUB881.9 million ($13.8 million) to develop a new control tower at Simferopol International Airport in Crimea.
IrAero develops Kazakhstan routes from Moscow 
Russia´s IrAero Airline is developing its network to Kazakhstan cities from Moscow Zhukovsky.
Utair to start international flights from Ufa 
Russia’s Utair Aviation plans to launch its first international flight, a 2X-weekly Ufa-Vienna Boeing 737-500 service, from June 3.
Russia’s two northern regions launch new airline 
Russia’s Arkhangelsk Region and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO) will launch a new Arctic airline to perform regional and international flights.
Smartavia Boeing 737-800
Russia’s Smartavia takes first Boeing 737-800 in new branding 
Smartavia Airline, formerly known as Aeroflot-Nord and Nordavia, took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 in the new branding.
Pobeda Airlines Boeing 737-800
Pobeda Airlines ends international service from St. Petersburg 
Aeroflot LCC subsidiary Pobeda Airlines ceased international flights from St. Petersburg from March 30 over a dispute with a border control service.
Aeroflot SSJ100
Russia’s Aeroflot to open Krasnoyarsk hub 
Aeroflot Group has signed an agreement with the government of the Krasnoyarsk region and Krasnoyarsk International Airport to create a local international hub.
Belavia to resume Minsk-Moscow Sheremetyevo service 
Belavia Belarusian Airlines will resume flights between Minsk and Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport beginning April 22 with twice-daily Embraer E195 service.
Russia restricts Nordwind Airlines’ AOC, cancels ETOPS permits 
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has restricted Nordwind Airlines air operator’s certificate (AOC) from March 25, canceling ETOPS permits.
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