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Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60

Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16 and 60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said Thursday in a warning to passengers. "In line with an official order received by the company, all Russian male citizens aged from 16-60 will be refused entry into Ukraine," Aeroflot said, adding that exceptions would only be made in extreme cases such as the death or illness of a relative.

Ukraine bans entry for all Russian males aged 16-60

Ukraine has banned entry to its territory for all Russian males aged between 16-60, the Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot said Thursday in a warning to passengers. "In line with an official order received by the company, all Russian male citizens aged from 16-60 will be refused entry into Ukraine," Aeroflot said, adding that exceptions would only be made in extreme cases. sjw/am/txw

Russian pilots raise alarm over safety at Aeroflot

A union of Russian pilots at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport on Tuesday accused the country's flagship carrier Aeroflot of endangering passengers' lives by overworking staff in search for profit. The Sheremetyevo Cockpit Personnel Association said that Russia's main airline was employing "tired pilots who can fall asleep at any moment." "Because of Aeroflot's greed, the safety of citizens is in grave doubt," the association said in a statement.

Aeroflot unveils 'nice flight' budget airline

Russia's Soviet-era flag carrier Aeroflot unveiled its own budget airline Thursday that will have no reclining seats or business class, but aims for fares nearly half those charged by the competition. Aeroflot said its new Dobrolyot carrier -- loosely translated as the "nice flight" airline -- will fly initially from Moscow to Saint Petersburg and five other Russian cities before expanding its horizons. "By limiting its expenses, the low-coster will be able to compete on prices with trains," Aeroflot promised in a company presentation.

Aeroflot unveils 'nice flight' budget airline

Russia's Soviet-era flag carrier Aeroflot unveiled its own budget airline Thursday that will have no reclining seats or business class while promising fares nearly half those charged by the competition. Aeroflot said its new Dobrolyot carrier -- loosely translated as the "nice flight" airline -- will fly initially from Moscow to Saint Petersburg and seven other central and southern Russian cities before expanding its horizons. "By limiting its expenses, the low-coster will be able to compete on prices with trains," Aeroflot promised in a company presentation.

Aeroflot unveils 'nice flight' budget airline

Russia's Soviet-era flag carrier Aeroflot unveiled its own budget airline Thursday that will have no reclining seats or business class while promising fares nearly half those charged by the competition. Aeroflot said its new Dobrolyot carrier -- loosely translated as the "nice flight" airline -- will fly initially from Moscow to Saint Petersburg and eight other Russian cities before expanding its horizons. "By limiting its expenses, the low-coster will be able to compete on prices with trains," Aeroflot promised in a company presentation.

Aeroflot to suspend flights between Narita, Russian Far East

Russian airline Aeroflot will suspend its code-sharing flights with Vladivostok Air between Narita and Vladivostok and those linking Narita with Khabarovsk at the end of October due to unprofitability, sources close to the matter said. Aeroflot and Vladivostok Air currently operate three round-trip flights a week on each of the two routes.

Snowden got stuck in Russia after Cuba blocked entry: newspaper

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana said it would not let him fly from Russia to Cuba, a Russian newspaper reported on Monday. Snowden, who is wanted in the United States for leaking details of U.S. government surveillance programs, had planned to fly to Havana from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport a day after arriving from Hong Kong on June 23.

Aeroflot plans budget airline revolution in Russian skies

A Russian budget airline? The thought may fill some travellers with dread but Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot is now taking serious steps to launch the country's first sustainable low-cost airline. Aeroflot has made huge strides in recent years to lay to rest its image as a disaster-plagued Soviet carrier, becoming a member of the Sky Team alliance and winning international awards for its service. And now it wants to take another step by creating a Russian equivalent to EasyJet or Ryanair, whose success transformed travelling habits and the aviation industry in Europe.

Manchester United makes Aeroflot its first Russian sponsor

By Keith Weir MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - English soccer club Manchester United <MANU.N> signed its first commercial deal with a Russian company on Monday, making state-controlled Aeroflot <AFLT.MM> its airline partner. The deal confirms the appeal of the English Premier League to global airlines seeking to boost their brands, while reinforcing the growing influence of Russian money in European soccer in terms of ownership and sponsorship.
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