All Aeroflot articles

  • S7 tail fin-c-S7 Airlines

    S7 overtakes Aeroflot in first quarter after riding domestic wave


    S7 Airlines emerged as the largest passenger carrier in Russia over the first quarter of this year, tipping Aeroflot off the top slot, according to the country’s official civil aviation figures. Federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia states that S7 carried 3.56 million passengers over the three-month period compared with ...

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    Rossiya builds Superjet fleet as Russian domestic market picks up


    Aeroflot Group shifted another six Sukhoi Superjet 100s to Rossiya during March, bringing the number transferred to the airline to 14 over the first quarter. Rossiya’s fleet has increased from 67 to 81 aircraft over the three-month period as Aeroflot Group continued implementation of a strategy to use Rossiya ...

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    Pobeda takes on first 737-800 under Aeroflot Group fleet optimisation


    Russian budget carrier Pobeda has received the first Boeing 737-800 to be transferred to the operator under Aeroflot Group’s broad fleet restructuring programme. Aeroflot Group is re-aligning the fleets of Aeroflot, and subsidiaries Rossiya and Pobeda, as part of a strategic rethink on capacity allocation within its various markets. ...

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    Aeroflot identifies initial routes for new Krasnoyarsk international hub


    Russia’s Aeroflot Group is intending to open its new international hub at Krasnoyarsk in June, after the expansion was delayed by over a year by the air transport crisis. Aeroflot’s board has decided that the hub will open on 1 June with a summer schedule including flights to Sochi, ...

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    Aeroflot approves transfer of 10 737-800s to Pobeda


    Aeroflot’s board has approved the transfer of 10 Boeing 737-800s from its fleet to that of its low-cost budget sister carrier Pobeda. The aircraft will be sub-leased from April-June this year according to the board decision, although the possibility of a postponement remains. Aeroflot Group says the lease ...

  • Rossiya 747

    Aeroflot Group impairs Rossiya goodwill and Aurora disposal


    Aeroflot Group has disclosed a Rb6.5 billion ($88 million) write-off of goodwill for its subsidiary airline Rossiya in its full-year financial results. The company has also listed a Rb5.07 billion loss from the disposal of another subsidiary, the eastern Russian carrier Aurora which it sold for the token sum ...

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    Pobeda to open second Moscow base with flights from Sheremetyevo


    Russian budget carrier Pobeda is to open services from a second Moscow base, operating from the capital’s Sheremetyevo airport. Pobeda is part of Aeroflot Group alongside Aeroflot and Rossiya. Moscow Sheremetyevo is Aeroflot’s main base. The expansion will involve Pobeda’s opening services to 12 cities in Russia, as ...

  • Aeroflot fleet

    ​Aeroflot losses hit $1.3 billion in 2020


    Russian flag carrier Aeroflot incurred a net loss in 2020 amid slumping revenue as passenger numbers were hammered by the Covid-19 crisis.

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    Budget airline Pobeda proves resilient as Russian full-year traffic halves


    Russian airlines’ passenger traffic halved over the course of last year, official figures from the federal air transport regulator show. Rosaviatsia states that overall traffic was down by 52% with passenger numbers down 46% to 69.2 million. But the fall was not indiscriminate across the Russian carriers. ...

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    Rossiya aims to have nearly 70 Superjets next year


    Russian operator Rossiya aims to introduce a fleet of nearly 70 Sukhoi Superjet 100s by the end of next year, as part of a strategic overhaul of Aeroflot Group’s operations. Rossiya says the federal aviation regulator Rosaviatsia has included the Superjet type on the carrier’s air operator’s certificate, ahead ...

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    How many jobs have Europe’s airlines cut in 2020?


    Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost in Europe’s airline sector since the crisis began, as carriers seek to reduce cash burn and ‘right-size’ for the eventual recovery in demand.

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    Initial Rossiya Superjets to be stationed at Sheremetyevo


    Russian operator Rossiya is to base its initial Sukhoi Superjet 100s at Moscow Sheremetyevo, as it prepares to start receiving the type under an agreement with parent Aeroflot Group. Rossiya says the agreement to transfer the aircraft from the Aeroflot fleet was signed on 21 December, and that it ...

  • Aeroflot SSJ100-c-Aeroflot

    Aeroflot approves transfer of over 40 Superjets to Rossiya


    Aeroflot has approved plans to transfer over 40 Sukhoi Superjet 100s from its fleet to sister carrier Rossiya, as part of a restructuring of its short-haul network operations. Over the course of December this year to August 2021 it intends to shift 17 aircraft leased from Sberbank, another 20 ...

  • Aurora-c-Aurora

    Aeroflot Group to divest eastern carrier Aurora


    Aeroflot Group is to withdraw from the ownership of eastern Russian carrier Aurora Airlines, by selling its majority stake in the company. Aurora Airlines serves a route network from Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Vladivostok. It operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A319s as well as about a dozen turboprops, ...

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    Aeroflot Group claims Pobeda profitable despite crisis


    Aeroflot Group is highlighting the performance of its budget arm Pobeda, posting a net profit for the carrier for both the third quarter and the first nine months of this year. The company says Pobeda increased passenger numbers during the quarter, compared with last year, and achieved load factors ...

  • 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 ...

  • Aeroflot

    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”. ...

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    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 ...