Tag: Russia

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...

airBaltic Carries Over 400 Tonnes of Mail from Ukraine

Since April 2022, the Latvian airline airBaltic has been providing cargo operations from Kyiv, Ukraine by organising a multimodal mail transportation system in cooperation with Ukrposhta, the national postal service of Ukraine. Until September, airBaltic has already carried a total weight of over...

Volga-Dnepr Group goes on sale to avoid sanctions

Alexey Isaikin, the founder, majority owner, and president of the Volga-Dnepr Group, who was added to the UK's sanctions list in June following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, has resigned from all of the group's structures and handed control over to the remaining members of the management team, accor...

Nippon Cargo Airlines announces suspension of European flights

Nippon Cargo Airlines has announced that due to the current situation in Russia and Ukraine, the following flights will be suspended. (Flight suspended) 09 March, KZ008 from Narita to Amsterdam 10 March, KZ049 from Amsterdam to Narita via Milan 12 March, KZ008 from Narita to Amsterdam ...

Finnair starts furlough talks due to Russian airspace closure

Finnair has today called employee representatives to discuss plans regarding possible furloughs of up to 90 days, which, if implemented, would impact Finnair flight crews. The estimated need for additional monthly furloughs for pilots ranges from 90 to 200 and for cabin crew from 150 to 450 employ...

Russian troops seize Hostomel Airport base of Antonov Airlines

Ukrainian authorities have reported that Russian troops has seized control of Hostomel Airport home base of Antonov Airlines after a large scale air assault. The airport is owned by the Antonov aircraft manufacturing company and operated by its subsidiary Antonov Airlines. Antonov Airlines...

Wildberries and AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch regular air charter services to the Russia

The largest marketplace in Russia, Wildberries, starts using air charter services for delivery of its orders. The company has chosen AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, as its prime partner. The new delivery model will enable e-commerce development in the Far East and speed ...

The WACO System appoints AAA-A2 Cargo as its member for Russia

The WACO System (WACO) has appointed Moscow-headquartered AAA-A2 Cargo as its new member for Russia. The independent freight forwarder has a second office in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as others in Minsk, Belarus; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Riga, Latvia. Founded in 1994, AAA-A2 Cargo offers...

SKY GATES adds new Russian airfreight service

As a result of successful technical landings over the last weeks, the Russian cargo airline SKY GATES CARGO AIRLINES is launching new scheduled airfreight services to and from Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in August 2020. Already last year the airport introduced regular passenger ser...

SKY GATES adds new Russian airfreight service

As a result of successful technical landings over the last weeks, the Russian cargo airline SKY GATES CARGO AIRLINES is launching new scheduled airfreight services to and from Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in August 2020. Already last year the airport introduced regular passenger ser...

Sheremetyevo Airport Ensures Quick Transport of Doctors and Medication to Russian Regions

Sheremetyevo Airport quickly facilitated the dispatch of multidisciplinary teams of physicians yesterday to combat coronavirus infection in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Ingushetia, Dagestan and the Zabaikalye Territory, along with medication, personal protective equipment and medical equip...

AEI sees renewed interest in Classic conversions

Following the ISTAT Americas conference, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is seeing renewed interest in its Classic 737 conversion programs and is expecting to have at least 10 Classics delivered or in work this year. Due to the continued MAX grounding and the pressure it has placed on feedstock...

ATRAN Airlines’ second Boeing 737-800BCF is to support emerging cargo volumes from China to Russia

ATRAN Airlines (ATRAN), the Russian air express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has enlarged its fleet to 6 freighters with the deployment of the second Boeing 737-800BCF. Following on from the success of effective operations of its first B737-800BCF which was delivered earlier this year, ATR...

Russian belly carrier Nordstar set to fly freighters next year

Russian belly carrier NordStar Airlines is planning on entering the dedicated freighter market next year, according to reports. The airline currently carries freight on its passenger flights across more than 50 domestic and international destinations from its bases at Moscow Domodedovo and Krasn...

Volga-Dnepr implements restructuring plan as it reveals declining results

Volga-Dnepr Group has implemented a restructuring plan aimed at quality enhancement, cost reduction and development of specialist services, amid the announcement of below expectation results for the first half of 2019. The Russian air freight group is made up of three air cargo carriers; AirBrid...

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