Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has set a budget of RUB475.4 million ($8.5 million) for seven carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights to Simferopol, Crimea. The carriers are Aeroflot Airline, Alrosa Airline, S7 Airlines, Saratov Airlines, Red Wings, Izhavia and Ural Airlines. According to an official statement, the 2017 subsidy program comprises 36 destinations out of 61 routes that were approved by the government. The program runs May ...

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