TWO RUSSIAN airlines, Transaero and Krasnoyarsk Airlines, have filed applications with the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to start passenger services from Russia to the USA.

Three Russian airlines now hold DoT licences to operate to the USA, but only Aeroflot carries passengers. The others, Moscow Airways and Volga Dnepr, operate cargo services.

Transaero has applied for routes to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Orlando, Seattle and Washington. Krasnoyarsk has applied for Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

All destinations fall within the 17 US cities now covered by the latest US-Russia air agreement.

Source: Flight International