All Aeroflot articles

  • Mikhail Poluboyarinov-c-Aeroflot

    Aeroflot names GTLK ex-head Poluboyarinov as new chief


    Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot’s board has elected Mikhail Poluboyarinov, the former head of state leasing firm GTLK, as its new chief executive. He will succeed Vitaly Saveliev who has been appointed as the new Russian transport minister – while the former transport minister, Yevgeny Ditrikh, is taking over as head ...

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    Aeroflot chief Saveliev to become Russian transport minister


    Long-serving Aeroflot Group chief executive Vitaly Saveliev is set to become Russian transport minister after he was nominated for the role by prime minister Mikhail Mishustin. The transport ministry says that Saveliev will take over, following a Russian presidential decree dated 10 November. Saveliev has led the Russian ...

  • Azimuth Superjet 100-c-Azimuth

    Three Russian operators to take Superjets through leasing tie-up


    Three Russian carriers are to be supplied with a total of eight Sukhoi Superjet 100s under an agreement reached between airframer Irkut and PSB Leasing. Aeroflot is to take five of the twinjet type, another pair will go to Azimuth Airlines, and one to Red Wings. The Azimuth ...

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    Domestic demand bolsters Aeroflot revenue


    Russian carrier Aeroflot saw quarter-on-quarter rises in passenger demand and revenue during the three months ended 30 September, underpinned by strong domestic demand. Although third-quarter revenue was down 67% on last year’s, at Rb55.2 billion ($695 million), the carrier notes that load factors and yields were at “comparable levels”. ...

  • Aeroflot A350-c-Aeroflot

    Aeroflot Group details shareholding shifts after capital increase


    Aeroflot Group has disclosed that the Russian state’s share in the airline company has reached 57.34% as a result of its capital increase. The Russian government had been prepared to maintain at least its previous 51.2% shareholding in the company during the share issue. Aeroflot Group had also ...

  • Aeroflot A350-c-Aeroflot

    Aeroflot Group aims to raise Rb80bn through share placement


    Aeroflot Group is aiming to raise at least Rb80 billion ($1 billion) through a capital increase involving the placement of new shares, in order to strengthen its liquidity. Although it had previously prepared to place up to 1.7 billion shares, the Russian operator says it has yet to determine ...

  • MC-21 - Irkut

    MC-21 deliveries to start ‘by the end’ of 2021: Russian industry minister


    First deliveries of the Irkut MC-21 to launch operator Aeroflot will take place by the end of 2021, according to Russian trade and industry minister Denis Manturov. Manturov says the combination of sanctions on the country and, in particular, the coronavirus situation have forced a delay to the twinjet’s ...

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    ​Aeroflot cleared to increase share capital


    Aeroflot has won shareholder approval to increase its authorised capital to 1.95 billion shares.

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    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines


    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

  • Aeroflot A350

    Russian state helps Aeroflot Group obtain Rb70bn in loans


    Aeroflot Group has obtained state guarantees to enable it to secure two loans totalling Rb70 billion ($940 million), and has also received a subsidy worth Rb7.9 billion. The Russian operator has turned in a net loss of Rb58.3 billion for the first six months of the year, under international ...

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    Aeroflot seeks shareholder approval to hike share capital


    Aeroflot’s board has met to consider increasing the company’s authorised share capital as part of measures to improve its financial stability. Its authorised capital comprises just over 1.11 billion shares, of which 51.2% is owned by the Russian government. In addition to these placed shares, Aeroflot is authorised ...

  • Aeroflot 777-300ER

    Russian carriers begin resuming international services


    Russian operators are restarting international services after the government started clearing restoration of links with countries including Turkey, the UK and Tanzania. Aeroflot is re-opening its links from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul and London Heathrow on 1 August, both routes being served by Boeing 777s. Aeroflot’s budget sister ...

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    Aeroflot detects ‘gradual recovery’ in domestic flights


    Russian flag carrier Aeroflot slipped to a net loss of Rb26.2 billion ($356 million) in the second quarter, from a profit of Rb2.73 billion a year ago.

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    Aeroflot targets 600-strong fleet within eight years


    Russia’s Aeroflot Group aims to expand its fleet to 600 aircraft – 235 of which will be domestically built – by 2028. The plan is part of an updated strategy unveiled by chief executive Vitaly Saveliev. The group is also targeting 130 million passengers in 2028, up from ...

  • Aeroflot 777-300ER

    Aeroflot chief sets out expectations for restoration of international network


    Russia’s Aeroflot Group is hoping to restore 80% of its international services by the end of this year, and restore the network fully by the end of the winter season in March 2021. Chief executive Vitaly Saveliev has outlined the ambition during a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. ...

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    Prosecutor to consider case against Superjet crash captain


    Russia’s prosecutor general is to consider the case of an Aeroflot captain indicted over last year’s fatal Sukhoi Superjet 100 landing accident at Moscow Sheremetyevo. The federal Investigative Committee says it has completed its criminal probe into the 5 May 2019 accident during which the aircraft returned to the ...

  • Aeroflot Airbus A350-900
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    Aeroflot weighs options for long-haul fleet


    Aeroflot Group is in the process of reviewing options for expanding its long-haul fleet, as well as how planned short-haul growth can be maintained despite uncertainty on the Boeing 737 Max family’s return to service.

  • First A350-900 Aeroflot - delivery ceremony
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    Aeroflot takes first A350 and confirmed as behind previously undisclosed order


    Aeroflot has taken delivery of the first of 22 on-order Airbus A350-900s, which will be used to replace its A330 fleet.

  • Aeroflot 777-300ER

    Aeroflot A350s and 777s spearhead three-year expansion


    Aeroflot Group is nearing delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, a central part of the Russian operator’s fleet modernisation and international expansion strategy for the next three years. It will receive its first 316-seat Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered A350 at the end of this month, gradually using the twinjet type ...

  • Aeroflot 777-300ER

    Aeroflot 777-300ER low approach probed after Moscow residents' alarm


    Russian authorities have detailed a serious incident during which an Aeroflot Boeing 777-300ER captured a false glideslope on approach to the new runway 24R at Moscow Sheremetyevo, descending to low altitude before executing a go-around. The incident occurred on 18 December and involved a go-around after the ground-proximity warning ...