Vladivostok Airport sold to Russian-Singaporean consortium

Vladivostok Airport sold: Cantua Investment, a consortium consisting of Russia’s Basic Element industrial conglomerate, the Russian Direct…

Bombardier suspends Q400 NextGen project at Ulyanovsk – for now

Bombardier suspends Q400 NextGen project: Canada’s multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier has announced that it…

Aeroflot profits up as airline benefits from rouble’s weakness

Aeroflot profits grew by 18.5% last year to RUB13.1bn through a combination of an  increase in passenger and income…

Sabetta International welcomes first YAMAL LNG passenger aircraft

Sabetta International, the Russian  Arctic airport built specifically to service the untapped hydrocarbon fields of the…

Inflight wifi report puts Aeroflot in 7th place – ahead of Emirates

Inflight wifi: Outside of the US, passengers flying with Aeroflot have a better chance of getting…

UAC-Comac wide-body aircraft to cost $13bn at latest estimate

UAC-Comac wide-body aircraft: The  wide-body aircraft  being jointly developed by Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and China’s…

Zurich Airport JV to invest $870m in modernisation of Kazakh airports

Zurich Airport JV: The Airport Management Group (AMG),  the joint venture established between Kazakhstan’s KTZ Express…

Ak Bars Aero hits turbulence and suspends flights

Ak Bars Aero: The devaluation of the rouble and a decline in passenger traffic has forced…

UTair bailout being considered by Russian government

UTair bailout: The Russian government is considering extending financial aid to Siberia’s troubled UTair airline,  Deputy…

UTair on verge of bankruptcy as creditors circle

UTair on verge of bankruptcy: Western Siberia’s UTair was teetering on the brink of insolvency today after…

Vietnam set to agree first Free Trade Zone with EEU

Vietnam:  Following a meeting  with the General Secretary of Vietnam’s  Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday,…

UTair misses bond payments as crisis deepens

UTAir misses bond payments: The crisis at Siberia’s UTAir airline deepened last week after it emerged…

Russian aerospace budget to top $21bn by 2025

Russian aerospace budget: Russia is to spend over $21bn producing 3,300 airplanes in the next ten years, an…

Rebranded Aeroflot budget airline off to flying start

Rebranded Aeroflot budget airline: Victory, Aeroflot’s second attempt to launch a low-cost carrier this year, got…

Transaero and Utair turn to government for financial support

Transaero and Utair, Russia’s second and third largest airlines  have asked the government for financial support…

Grozny to get a new airport

Grozny: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has  announced that a new airport is to be built near  Grozny, capital…

Kazakhstan airlines expected to be removed from EU blacklist 2015

Kazakhstan airlines: Kazakhstan is close to meeting the criteria require to get the ban on its  airlines flying…

New Aeroflot budget carrier to start flying out of Vnukovo next month

The new Aeroflot budget carrier is to start operating out of Moscow’s Vnukovo airport as from November 17.…

Azerbaijan visas to be made available at Baku airport for US visitors

Azerbaijan visas: In the near future, tourists and people visiting Azerbaijan on business who fly directly…

Khabarovsk Airport agrees to work with China’s Fuyuan Dongji

Khabarovsk Airport officials have signed an agreement with their counterparts at Fuyuan Dongji Airport in China’s…

Sochi International Airport adopts Open Sky policy

Sochi International Airport yesterday began operating an open sky policy, removing restrictions on the operations of foreign…

Aeroflot Budget Carrier unveils inaugural routes

Aeroflot Budget Carrier, the low-cost service that is due to replace the doomed Dobrolyot venture, will initially…

Dobrolyot brand dropped by Aeroflot for Budget Carrier

Dobrolyot brand dropped: Aeroflot has decided not to relaunch its budget Dobrolyot service that it was forced…

Ukrainian airspace detours impact Transaero and UTair

Ukrainian airspace detours: Russia’s  second and third most popular airlines Transaero and UTair have asked for government…