November 5, 2021| 82 0

Austria lifts restrictions on air travel with Russia from November 9

Austria is going to lift the restrictions on air traffic with Russia from November 9 in response to Moscow’s step, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation, and Technology Magnus Brunner said on Friday. Brunner noted that last year’s COVID-19 restrictions demonstrated the need for maintaining air travel during these ch …

February 10, 2021| 124 0

KrasAvia Registers Russia’s First ATR Aircraft

Russian regional carrier KrasAvia has taken delivery of two ATR 72-500s. The aircraft delivery marks the first ATRs ever registered in Russia, but not the only ones flying. The planes are also the first foreign-built aircraft taken on by KrasAvia. Modernizing KrasAvia is a Russian regional carrier based in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. The carrier focuses on …

February 9, 2021| 112 0

Russia’s MC-21 Passes Key Engine Test

Russia’s short to medium-range narrowbody MC-21 has been making a good deal of progress over the past year. Recently, the aircraft’s Russian engine option, the Aviadvigatel PD-14, cleared emission tests set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This not only opens the door to the aircraft and its PD-14 engines performing internat …

February 7, 2021| 157 0

S7 Prepares To Take First Of Two Ex-Ryanair Boeing 737-800BCFs

Novosibirsk Oblast-headquartered S7 Airlines will soon start freighter operations after receiving back-to-back former Ryanair  Boeing 737-800BCFs. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is leasing the two converted Boeing 737s to the Russian airline so that it can begin flying cargo flights on dedicated air freighters. S7 currently transports all …

February 7, 2021| 90 0

Partial Radio Failure Forces Aeroflot Airbus A320 To Return To Moscow

Yesterday, a partial radio failure forced an Airbus A320 operated by Aeroflot to return to its departure airport. The aircraft had been operating a scheduled flight from Moscow, Russia to Amsterdam, Netherlands. But how exactly did the incident pan out? The flight in question Aeroflot flight SU2694 is a scheduled, weekly service from the Russian flag …

February 6, 2021| 126 0

Aeroflot Notches $1.3bn Annual Loss For 2020

Aeroflot this week shared its financial results for 2020. As with most carriers across the globe, the figures aren’t something to celebrate. Altogether, the airline’s net loss for the year amounted to RUB 96.5 billion (~$1.3 billion). Industry woes The flag carrier of Russia highlights that the most significant crisis that the aviation market has eve …

January 28, 2021| 111 0

Russia Reopens To India, Qatar, Finland, and Vietnam

After nearly a year, Russia has reopened its border to passengers flying from India, Qatar, Finland, and Vietnam. This allows travelers with a residence permit to fly to Russia from the four countries, but non-residents continue to be barred. Flights between the countries will also begin operating this week, with several airlines expected to start …

January 17, 2021| 113 0

Russia Looks To Reopen Travel With Four Countries

Russian authorities announced on Saturday the resumption of flights between Moscow and the capitals of Finland, India, Qatar, and Vietnam. Flights from the Russian capital to the aforementioned nations were suspended during the early weeks of the pandemic in spring.  Russian governments, COVIOD-19 advisors said the four counties had now seen a drop …

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