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Russian flagship airline to acquire smaller competitor

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot, may soon acquire one of its smaller competitors, as officials consider a move to consolidate the airlines.

Manchester United in sponsorship deal with accident-prone Russian Aeroflot

LONDON, England - Russian airline Aeroflot is to become an unlikely addition to Manchester United’s global roster of sponsors in a multi-million-pound contract to be announced this summer.

Russian Aeroflot wants to blacklist passengers for bad behavior

Ill-tempered air travelers might want to think twice before throwing a fit at 35,000 feet on Aeroflot. If the airline gets its way, they could be blacklisted.

SkyTeam launches Go Russia Pass

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched its new Go Russia Pass offering greater flexibility and cost savings on flights operated by Aeroflot within Russia.

Delta Air strengthens ties with Russian flag carrier

Delta Air Lines and Russia’s Aeroflot are strengthening relations due to a codeshare agreement reached at the end of 2011.

Russian Aeroflot orders 8 Boeing jets

MOSCOW, Russia - Boeing and Aeroflot Russian Airlines today announced an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range) and two Boeing 777-200ERs.

Aeroflot – distancing itself from its Soviet-era image

OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s biggest airline, is retraining flight attendants, hiring stylists and updating its menu regularly to attract more passengers and distance itself from its Soviet-era image.

Aeroflot CEO: Rosavia may become a low-cost carrier

OAO Aeroflot, Eastern Europe’s biggest airline, may start a low-cost carrier after completing the acquisition of Russian Technologies’s Rosavia unit, Chief Executive Officer Vitaly Savelyev said.

Russian government plans on creating national airline champion

MOSCOW — The government has come up with a plan to create a national airline champion by merging Aeroflot with six other state airlines, according to a letter from the Transportation Ministry publis

Aeroflot delays delivery of Airbus planes

PARIS - Airbus said Thursday it still expects to achieve its target for aircraft sales this year despite a decision by Russia's biggest airline, Aeroflot, to delay delivery of some jets.

Four groups interested in Czech Airlines

PRAGUE - The Czech Republic received four preliminary bids for its 91.5 percent stake in Czech Airlines CSA and said the winner should be known by the end of September at the latest.

Poor training main cause of Russia airline crash

MOSCOW - The chief pilot of a Russian airliner which crashed last year killing 88 people had alcohol in his blood but the primary cause of the crash was poor training, investigators said on Tuesday.

Aeroflot investor put in tailspin by Kremlin plan

Aeroflot, the Russian airline, is facing an uncomfortable future as its majority shareholder, the state, appears intent on reviving the rest of the country’s struggling airline sector by creating an

New airline will be Aeroflot alternative

Russian Technologies chief Sergei Chemezov said Tuesday that a new airline his company is creating with the Moscow city government would one day serve as an alternative to Aeroflot.

88 killed in airplane crash in Russia’s Urals

MOSCOW - An Aeroflot Boeing-737 jet crashed near Russia's city of Perm in the central Ural mountains killing all 83 passengers and five crew on board, Russian news agencies reported Sunday quoting eme

US’ Odien may bid for Czech airline CSA; China Southern reportedly...

PRAGUE - US investment group Odien, which recently bought the oldest Czech travel agency Cedok, said it is interested in the privatisation of Czech state airline CSA, daily Pravo reported.Pravo reported, without citing sources, that China Southern airline is also interested in the privatisation, which is not expected to take place until next year.

Drunken passenger locked in plane toilet after fight

An aircraft toilet became a temporary jail for a drunken Russian air passenger last Thursday. According to published reports, a man on an Aeroflot flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow picked a fight with others aboard, ultimately landing him locked in an aircraft’s toilet.