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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Dutch authorities scramble to resolve row with Russia over landing slots

Dutch aviation officials are looking for an amicable solution to a row with Russia over landing slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, Moscow has indicated they would close Russian air space to Dutch aircrafts after the reduction of landing slots available to Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo at Europe’s third-busiest airport following Schiphol’s half-yearly reallocation last week. Should the move push through, it would mainly …

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Russian officials seek new rules to closely monitor airlines

Russian authorities are seeking to create new regulations that would allow for closer monitoring of airline financial conditions to ensure carriers can fulfill passenger obligations. According to Minister of Transport, Maxim Sokolov, the Ministry also wants to amend the air operator’s certificate suspension process to be involved in the airline’s business in case of problems. The authority also wants to closely supervise flight delays to be able to introduce a …

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Egypt ready to sign aviation security protocol with Russia

Russia’s Head of the Ministry of Transport Maxim Sokolov divulged that Egypt has expressed their readiness to sign a protocol on aviation security with their country. When officials of both countries sign the documents, flights between Moscow and Cairo may be resumed after they were suspended in light of the terrorist attack to a Russian aircraft back in November 2015. “To open an air service in any of the directions, …

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Greece and Russia agree to boost number of flights between the two countries

The civil aviation authorities of Greece and Russia have decided to raise the number of flights between their capital cities of Athens and Moscow, respectively, by up to 35 per week. Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) initiated the move and after several back and forth exchanges, a final agreement was approved. From Russia’s side, two local airlines will be servicing the additional 14 new flights to Athens on a …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin admits they are keen on restoring aviation ties with Egypt

Russia is eager to resume aviation ties with Egypt but recognizes safety as a crucial priority, said President Vladimir Putin after the BRICS summit. “As for aviation service, we are very keen to fully restore flights with Egypt. We have agreed that our respective security services and transport departments providing flights safety should continue their work. We have to be totally confident of our citizens’ safety,” said Putin at the …

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Russia and Kazakhstan agree to increase frequency of air services

Russia and Kazakhstan have finalized an agreement that would raise the frequency of air services between the two nations. The agreement was finalized after a series of correspondence between representatives of the two countries, revealed the Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency. During the summer of 2018, flights between Astana and Almaty, on the Kazakh side, and St. Petersburg, on the Russian side, will rise from seven to 10 weekly flights. …

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Russia and China hold air services talks, agree to more liberalisation

Russian Aviation Authority Civil Aviation Working Group and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reported (14-Aug-2017) details of their meeting held during Jul-2017. Talks covered: An agreement to expand local air services, triangular air services and overflying arrangements for airlines from both states; Airworthiness cooperation issues between the two states; Agreed to permit Russian designated airlines to coterminalise on any two points among Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Xi’an for scheduled all cargo services and allow …

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Russia and Turkey assign added carriers for Moscow-Istanbul route

Russia and Turkey’s aviation authorities have signed off on assigning a third carrier each to service the flight route between Moscow and Istanbul. According to an official statement that was released by Russia’s Federel Air Transport Agency (FATA), the two additional carriers would be allowed to use up to seven frequencies each week. Istanbul has since picked AtlasGlobal while Moscow has yet to announce which carrier they have chosen. Aeroflot …

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Russian Ministry of Transport sends delegates to inspect security measures at Egyptian airports

The Russian Ministry of Transport have sent security experts to Cairo to inspect the latest security developments at Egyptian airports, specifically Terminal 2 at Cairo Airport, and the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation was made aware of the visit through a correspondence sent by Russian officials. The move was considered to be a positive step for Russia especially after talks of suspension in …

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