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Aeroflot links with Travelport for content deal

Aeroflot links with Travelport for content deal

Travelport and Russian airline Aeroflot have announced a new agreement that secures full content from the carrier for Galileo and Worldspan-connected travel agents worldwide. Effective immediately, the five year deal provides all Travelport GDS users with access to the fares and inventory of Aeroflot, including the carrier’s best published fares and functionality parity with all other distribution channels.

Russia to act on unsafe airlines

Russia to act on unsafe airlines

11 September 2011 Airline News

Russian authorities are to ground unsafe airlines as the country mourns the latest in a series of deadly accidents. Following the deaths of 43 people from the Lokomotiv ice hockey squad in an air disaster earlier this week, president Dmitry Medvedev ordered officials to “discontinue the operations of air carriers incapable of ensuring flight safety”.

Boeing confirms £2.4bn Russia deal

Boeing confirms £2.4bn Russia deal

17 September 2010 Airline News

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has signed a deal worth £2.4 billion to provide state-owned Russia Technologies with 50 737 aircraft. The deal is the latest in a string of orders for Boeing, which has also confirmed it will increase production of the 737 to 38 airplanes per month from early 2013.

Russian aviation poised for radical overhaul

Russian aviation poised for radical overhaul

4 February 2010 Airline News

Russia’s troubled aviation market is poised for a radical overhaul after the government approved plans to merge six state-owned airlines into its flagship carrier Aeroflot. The green light from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will boost Aeroflot’s share of the domestic market from 15 per cent to up to 35 per cent.

Aeroflot to cut 2000 jobs

Aeroflot to cut 2000 jobs

17 September 2009 Airline News

Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier has revealed plans to cut 2,000 jobs, or 13 percent of its workforce, in the next half-year, after its profits dropped amid higher fuel prices.

Lebedev to sell Blue Wings to Aeroflot for €1

24 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev has offered to sell his German charter airline Blue Wings AG to Aeroflot for €1 because it faces unspecified “financial difficulties”.The purchase will allow state-run Aeroflot, in which Lebedev owns a 29 percent stake to enter the European market, he said yesterday.