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IATA calls on Russian Federation to apply global standards for aviation growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Russian Federation to apply global standards and best practices to best maximize the potential for economic and social growth generated by its burgeoning air transport sector. The demand for connectivity has never been stronger as exemplified by the 12% growth in passenger services this year, as well as strong progress in air freight. The latest estimates show that aviation and aviation-enabled …

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Russia and Italy expand air services between both countries

Aviation officials from Russia and Italy have agreed to expand air services as they seek to provide their respective designated airlines with improved planning flexibility. The protocol signed in late May mandated that three destinations in each of the two countries will be added to the existing 12, and frequencies on most of the routes would be considerably augmented. Russia provisionally chose Bari, Cagliari, and Olbia as the new destinations …

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India and Russia to fortify bilateral ties in aviation sector

India and Russia have agreed to set up joint ventures in the field of manufacturing, which is part of the two nations’ plan to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the aviation sector as India is set to become the third largest global aviation market in the next three years. “The Regional Connectivity Scheme of the government of India provides an opportunity for strengthening cooperation in joint production and setting up of …

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Egypt bars Russian aviation security from airports

Flights between Russia and Egypt have been postponed indefinitely after the latter’s government barred the former’s aviation security from entering Egypt’s airports. According to a source who is privy to the situation, the Egyptians are wary of seeking a compromise with regards to the presence of Russian aviation security specialist at local airports. The same source added that Egypt has said that it has “the ability to provide security on …

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Russia, Tajikistan suspend aviation talks, to resume on April 22

Russian Deputy Minister of Transport Valery Okulov announced that talks with Tajikistan to resolve air travel issues have been suspended and will resume on April 22. “I’ve been informed that they’re taking a 10-day break,” he said. Transport Ministry representatives from Tajikistan met with their Russian counterparts in Moscow last week to settle a dispute that seemingly escalated earlier this month when the Russian Transport Ministry banned a number of …

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Charter flights from Russia to Turkey to be stopped in light of political issues

The Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviation might ban charter flights to Turkey from Russia for the foreseeable future, in light of a “complicated political situation”. According to the Head of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze, no final mandates have been made yet but the development might be tied in to Turkish constitutional referendum on April 16. “Taking into account the coup attempt in July last …

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Aviation officials from Russia and Tajikistan to resume talks to end aviation dispute

Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister of Transport Sherali Gandjalzoda is currently in Moscow to discuss matters regarding air travel issues with Russian counterparts. The dispute escalated in early April when the Russian Ministry of Transport banned several Tajik flights operated by Somon Air to Russia. Tajik aviation authorities responded by imposing restrictions to Russian flights operated by the Yamal Airlines from Zhukovsky airport. The dispute between Russia and Tajikistan’s aviation authorities begun …

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New Air Transport agreement between Qatar and Russia set to be finalized this year

A new Air Transport Agreement between Qatar and Russia is set to be finalized after the two countries completed their two-day bilateral talks on Saturday. The meeting was co-chaired by Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al Subaey and the Deputy Director of Russia’s Department of State Policy in Civil Aviation Sergei Seskutov. The meeting’s focal point was the updating of the air transport agreement that …

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