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Rosaviation Refused Aeroflot’s Low Cost Air Company Pobeda to Operate Flights from Moscow to Heraklion
Rosaviation (Federal Agency for Air Transportation) Refused Aeroflot’s low cost air company Pobeda to operate flights from Moscow to Heraklion.
Air company Pobeda planned to operate on that route once per week from 31-st of May till 6-th of September 2015. Russian Aviation explained their decision as air company has to operate on domestic routed for 2 years to get access to international operation.
Pobeda was established by Aeroflot on 16-th of September 2014 to replace another low cost affiliate Dobrolyot, which suspended its flights from August 4 in the wake of European Union’s sanctions that prompted several European counter agents to annul leasing, maintenance and insurance contracts, and deny navigation information. Pobeda officially applied to the Federal Air Transport Agency for an air operator certificate in early October. The fleet of the new company has Boeing-737-800 Next Generation (NG) planes, which will fly from Moscow to Belgorod and Volgograd in the European part of Russia, to Kazan and Samara on the Volga River, to Yekaterinburg and Ufa in the Urals Federal District, and to the Siberian cities of Tyumen and Surgut.