Tag: Russia

Russian military aircraft crashes in flames moments after takeoff

BREAKING: Russian military aircraft crashes in flames moments after takeoff

The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed a military plane crashed moments after it took off from an air base in western Russia. It is reported the incident occurred due to an engine fire during take off. 15 people - eight crew members and seven passengers - were onboard the aircraft when it ...

Air Arabia launches new route to Samara in Russia

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator, today announced the launch of its fifth new Russian route, Samara. The new flights between Sharjah International Airport and Kurumoch International Airport in Russia will operate three flights week...

US Senators call for ban airlines flying to the US using Russian airspace

Recently, a group of senators have called for a ban on airlines flying to the United States using Russian airspace. The proposal comes amidst rising tensions between the US and Russia, and concerns over Russian interference in US elections, as well as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The senat...

Aeroflot has confirmed the purchase of 10 Boeing 777 jets

The national airline of Russia, Aeroflot, has acquired 10 stranded Boeing 777 aircraft from Irish leasing companies. Aeroflot stated in a statement received by the Russian state-owned news agency TASS on December 30, 2022 that the 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, "which had been under financial lease from a...

Finnair reduces approximately 150 jobs as it responds to the impacts of the Russian airspace closure

Finnair has ended the change negotiations that were started early October on its plan to reduce 200 jobs globally. The plan was linked to Finnair’s new strategy published on September 7 which targets to restore Finnair’s profitability. Due to the dramatic changes in Finnair’s operating env...

Pro-Russian hackers claim responsibility for taking down US airport websites

Dev Kundaliya, computing.co.uk Killnet asked hackers to flood the servers running US airport websites with junk requests Some US airport websites were taken offline on Monday after a pro-Russian hacker group issued a call for attacks. Killnet claimed responsibility for temporarily taking US...

S7 and Oneworld agree to a temporary suspension

As of the 19th of April, Russia’s S7 Airline has been suspended from the oneworld alliance. The carrier reports a mutual decision to temporarily suspend from the alliance in the wake of ongoing sanctions affecting Russia’s air transport systems. The suspensions are partly due to reduction of int...

Emirates will keep flying to Russia unless its owner stops it

By Sameer Hashmi, BBC Emirates' boss says the airline will keep flying to Russia unless its owner, the Dubai government, tells it not to. "If we are told to stop we will stop, unless we are told otherwise, we will continue," Sir Tim Clarke told the BBC. Most major internat...

US moves to choke off exports to 3 Russian airlines

US moves to choke off exports to 3 Russian airlines

By ASSOCIATED PRESS The Biden administration moved Thursday to choke off U.S. exports to three Russian airlines as part of what officials described as an unprecedented enforcement action. The Commerce Department said the move would prevent the airlines - Russian national flag carrier Aeroflot...

Re-routing around Ukraine is disrupting traffic flows across a wide area

The invasion of Ukraine has brought commercial flying there to a standstill, and stopped overflights of neighbouring Moldova. Elsewhere around the borders of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, overflights are also much disrupted. Here EUROCONTROL explore the changes in overflights between mid-Februa...

International Flights into Russia Amidst Western Sanctions

Using VesselsValue data, Paul Saupe, ADS-B Analyst, explores the flights and their respective countries that continued to operate into Russia. This article looks into the reduced connectivity between Russia and the West amidst ongoing political tensions, highlighting the airlines that have bypass...

Cirium reveals that around 75% of Russian aircraft are registered in Bermuda

Cirium reveals that around 75% of Russian aircraft are registered in Bermuda

Following the news that all Bermudan registered aircraft operating in Russia have had their Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) withdrawn, Cirium have looked at the number of Bermuda registered aircraft. According to an analysis by Cirium, the aviation analytics company Around 75% of the Russian ...

EMBRAER S.A.: Notice to the Market: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Embraer S.A. Executive Vice-President and Investor Relations Antonio Carlos Garcia released a statement addressing the Russia and Ukraine conflict: "Embraer S.A. hereby informs the market about the impacts in its business and operations resulting from the Russia and Ukraine conflict. "The C...

Changes in Finnair flights to Asia and Russia

Changes in Finnair flights to Asia and Russia

Due to the closure of Russian airspace, Finnair are making changes to our flights to Asian destinations and Russia. Finnair have said that they will continue their flights to Tokyo starting 09 March, Shanghai starting 10 March and Seoul starting 12 March avoiding the Russian airspace. They wil...

Wizz Air cuts growth targets after axing flights to Russia and Ukraine

Wizz Air cuts growth targets after axing flights to Russia and Ukraine

By Simon Hunt, standard.co.uk Wizz Air has slashed its growth target after stopping the sale of flights to and from Russia and Ukraine as war between the two countries rages. Wizz Air said it was extending a temporary pause into a full cancellation of services to and from the countries. F...

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