Russian airlines carried 479,000 passengers between the Russian Far East and other parts of the country under a six-month government subsidy program, down 2.24% year-over-year. The program ran from April 1 through Oct. 31, 2015 and applied to destinations in the extreme eastern parts of Russia. Eleven airlines—Aeroflot, Transaero, Yakutia, Alrosa, UTair, VIM Avia, Ural Airlines, OrenAir, S7 Airlines, Ikar and NordStar—were part of the program, flying 53 routes between ...

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