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Russian air carriers with delivery contracts for Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have no plans to abandon them, despite a recent deadly air crash in Ethiopia causing intensified scrutiny on the aircraft model, Kommersant writes. For now, the country has two such planes operated by local airline Globus (part of S7 group). The...
Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) is ranked 6th as one of the best airports in 2019 in an article published by Bloomberg. According to author Claire Ballantine “The flight industry is experiencing a rapid increase in global tourism. The Worldwide Tourism Organization estimates that worldwide international tourist arrivals increased 6%, to...
Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) has scored a major coup with the transfer of Rossiya Airline's flights from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. The change will take place in the 2018/19 winter season. Rossiya is an regional carrier and is part of the Aeroflot Group, with headquarters in St Petersburg. Starting on Oct. 28th, Rossiya's...
Oman wants to double the number of Russians to visit the country as a tourist destination in the next two years, Harald Zulauf, CEO of the Oman external tourism office in Russia has said, according to The Times of Oman. “At maximum, we hope that the number is doubled within the...
Sheremetyevo Airport’s staff held a tour for high school students from the Moscow region, during which they had the opportunity to meet pilots, flight attendants and dispatchers. The event was organized within the pilot project “Future Personnel for the Regions,” 360tv reported. There are about 60 air traffic controllers in...
Russian Ambassador to Thailand Kirill Barsky expects up to 1.7 mln Russians to visit the country by the end of 2018, TASS reports. “We continue to top record travel levels: in 2017, 1.346 million Russians visited the kingdom, a 23% increase compared with 2016,” the ambassador said in an interview with...
Russian company S7 Airlines said it would ground Boeing 737 Max 8 airlines starting from Wednesday following two crashes of the same airplane model in the past five months, including an Ethiopian Airlines plane this week, TASS news agency reported. "S7 Airlines made a decision to suspend operations of Boeing 737...
The Russian government’s sub-commission on the defense industry, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, has recommended that budget airline Pobeda considers purchasing 30 Russian-made MC-21 planes instead of Boeing 737s, which have been grounded due to security concerns, business newspaper Vedomosti reported. According to the publication, the low-cost airline...
Airports across Russia could introduce automated passport control systems, which will allow passengers to automatically pass through passport control using biometric data and foreign passports, RT reported. Border and customs officers have already conducted testing of the systems at Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports, and based on its results, a decision...
For the fourth time, Sheremetyevo International Airport held its annual SVO Awards, highlighting the achievements of Russian and international aviation partners for the current year, AEX.RU reports. The winners were determined on the basis of punctuality performance of flights, transportation performance and passenger loyalty. Among foreign carriers, the most punctual...