Pobeda airline was denied admission to flights to 15 countries
Low-cost airline Pobeda (100% "daughter" of Aeroflot) refused to access for flights to 15 countries, according to the materials of the Federal Air Transport Agency. Thus, the company was denied the complex admission, which includes the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Spain, Israel, Italy, France, Cuba, Jordan, Latvia, Estonia, the Netherlands, and Hungary. The Federal Air Transport Agency explained that the complex approval does not obligate the company to operate in all these countries, the air carrier can choose some of them. The document notes that the low-budget air carrier hoped to use this permission since September 17, 2015 till May 14, 2016. "To refuse admission due to non-compliance", - the document says. With this formulation the company was denied the individual permission to operate in Hungary, France, Belarus, Germany, and Slovakia. As previously reported, Pobeda was also requesting permission to fly on the route Moscow - Heraklion (Greece), but was refused. According to the requirements, any new airline can gain admission to international flights only after over 2 years of flights on domestic lines. The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation reported that already prepared a draft order, according to which the subsidiary airline (who did not fly within two years in the Russian Federation) will start flying on international routes if the parent company has the right to have operations on international routes.