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Former Rossiya chief to take over at Vnukovo airport

Recently departed Rossiya chief executive Dmitry Saprykin is to take the helm at Moscow's Vnukovo International airport.

Speaking to FlightGlobal at the World Routes conference in Guangzhou today, Anton Kuznetsov, Vnukovo's deputy chief executive and chief commercial officer, says the airport's board of directors is set to confirm Saprykin as the next chief executive today.

He will take over from Vasily Aleksandrov, who has been at the helm of the airport for 14 years, Kuznetsov says. He adds that Saprykin brings "huge experience" from his time at Aeroflot and Rossiya.

Saprykin left Rossiya earlier this month after its board agreed to terminate his contract early. He was originally contracted to continue in the role until November 2018.

Saprykin became chief executive of the Russian carrier in November 2015 and previously served on Aeroflot's board.

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