Aeroflot appoints board for low-cost arm Dobrolet

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Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has set up a 10-seat governing board for its newly formed low-cost subsidiary Dobrolet.

Nine Aeroflot senior managers join Dobrolet chief Gorbunov on the board. Aeroflot general director Vitaly Savelyev has been named chairman.

The new carrier plans to start services at the end of May or in early June pending regulatory approvals, says a source familiar with the matter.

He identifies Ekaterinburg, Samara, St Petersburg, Perm and Ufa as cities to be served from Moscow initially.

“We’re finalising negotiations with local airport authorities,” he says. “We’ll unveil up to seven further domestic destinations by the end of the year.”