Dobrolyot to relaunch in October under different identity

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By admin August 27, 2014 20:25

Dobrolyot to relaunch in October under different identity

Aeroflot’s grounded LCC subsidiary Dobrolyot will relaunch in October as a new entity, according to Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev.

Initial proposals to restart the airline as a new entity were rejected by the Aeroflot board.

Savelyev told Russian media: “We will register a new company after all. We decided to go ahead with this scenario.”

Savelyev also stated that a new Dobrolyot will not operate Russian-built aircraft as previously speculated, but will aim to operate a fleet of four B737-800s by year-end.

Savelyev did not reveal the proposed new name for the carrier, but did state that its initial route network would include flights to Ufa, Samara Kurumoch, Perm, and Volgograd. On whether the airline would serve Simferopol in the disputed Crimean peninsula, Savelyev stated it would depend primarily on demand.

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By admin August 27, 2014 20:25