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Aeroflot Works on Launching Russia’s First Low-Cost Carrier

Excerpt from Yahoo!7 Finance Australia

Aug 11, 2013 10:58 am

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Aeroflot’s goal is to get a new carrier in the skies by 2014 to have a chance at competing with European low-cost carriers that are now launching routes to Russia. It will need to first convince Russian government to change current aviation regulations.

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Aeroflot jet sits at the airport. Aero Icarus / Flickr


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.

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