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SIA Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas and Riga International Airport signed a memorandum of cooperation to facilitate successful mutual activities in building a Rail Baltica RIX station and fully integrating it in the airport territory by the year 2022.

lidosta RIX_resizeThe Memorandum was signed by the chairman of the board of Riga International Airport Andris Liepiņš, the member of the board of Riga International Airport Ilmārs Upenieks, and the member of the board of the company Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas Dins Merirands. The memorandum will enter into force on the next day after its signing. Читать далее

The leader is defined the second week of Internet voting The international photocompetition «Beauty of rotary-wing cars — 2015».

Андрей Артамонов_Россия_Москва_Большой братOn Sunday voting of the second week on the best photo
of 8th International photocompetition «Beauty of rotary-wing cars» has ended.
Andrey Artamonov’s photo «The big brother» (Russia, Moscow) which has
received 338 voices became the leader of the second week: Читать далее

Aeroflot Launches New Charity Campaign Together With Galchonok Fund

Aeroflot Launches New Charity Campaign Together With Galchonok Fund

February 17, 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot launches new campaign Good New Year together with the Charity Fund Galchonok in order to help children with neurological development disorders. The campaign is dedicated to the Chinese New Year and will be held in the period from February 18 to February 22 on Aeroflot flights from Moscow to four destinations in China.

During the boarding passengers of the SU204 flight Moscow — Beijing, SU208 flight Moscow — Shanghai, SU212 flight Moscow — Hong Kong and SU220 flight Moscow — Guangzhou will get souvenirs made by children with disabilities. These wooden gifts reflect children view on the world and art and demonstrate the will to overcome the disease.

Money from purchased souvenirs Aeroflot will transfer to the Charity Fund Galchonok.

Projects helping children are the key part of Aeroflot corporate social responsibility program. The Company cooperates with medical institutions on the transportation of children to foreign and domestic clinics, takes part in Train of Hope project, continues charity program Miles of Mercy together with Give Life foundation, supports gifted children along with The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014 Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries) a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world among major airlines, numbering 151 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The Company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013. Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.

Transaero Airlines successfully passes annual EASA audit

Transaero Airlines has successfully passed the annual audit Part-145 of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The Part-145 certificate qualifies the airline to perform maintenance of its aircraft registered in the European Union.

The audit was carried out at the airline’s two base airports — Moscow’s Vnukovo and Domodedovo. Within the audit, Transaero has expanded its capacities to open new line stations in Russia and perform repairs of certain aircraft components and IFE systems.

The EASA audit confirmed the high standards of Transaero’s maintenance of its aircraft, as well as the compliance of the airline’s MRO with the requirements of the European aviation authorities. The audit establishes that Transaero maintains rigorous control over the technical state of its aircraft.

Mikhail Korobovich, Deputy CEO-Head of Technical Department, Transaero Airlines, said: “We are satisfied with the successful results of the regular audit of the European Aviation Safety Agency. It is of great importance that Transaero steadily expands its capacities to carry out in-house MRO services and provide engineering training. This allows the airline to use its resources with maximum efficiency and achieve significant savings.”

In 2012 Transaero received the Part-147 Certificate to provide technical staff training. It allows the airline’s Aviation Training Center to conduct training of specialists providing MRO servicing of Boeing aircraft in full compliance with EU regulations, as well as international and domestic aviation standards.

Transaero Airlines expands services between Russia and China

Transaero Airlines will expand its air services between Russia and China in summer 2015 season. The airline’s passengers will be able to take advantage of direct flights to China not only from Moscow but from St Petersburg as well.

Flights between Moscow and Beijing will be operated from Vnukovo airport six times per week according to the following schedule (local time):

Flights UN9999/8888

Departure from Moscow on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10.10, arriving in Beijing at 22.30.

Departure from Beijing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 00.40, arriving in Moscow at 04.05.

Flights UN9991/8881

Departure from Moscow on Saturdays at 12.35, arriving in Beijing at 01.15 on the next day. Departure from Beijing on Mondays at 02.35, arriving in Moscow at 05.35.

Flights UN965/966 on the Moscow-Hong Kong route will be operated twice a week from Moscow Domodedovo airport starting from March 29 according to the following schedule (local time):

Departure from Moscow on Wednesdays and Sundays at 20.10, arriving in Hong Kong at 09.50 on the following day.

Departure from Hong Kong on Mondays and Thursdays at 12.35, arriving in Moscow at 17.30.

The airline’s 2015 summer season schedule will feature a new air service to China from St Petersburg. Now, residents of the Northern capital of Russia will be able to fly direct to Beijing and Shanghai.

Flights UN637/638 between St Petersburg and Beijing will be operated once a week starting from June 6 according to the following schedule (local time):

Departure from St Petersburg on Saturdays at 14.30, arriving in Beijing at 03.30 on the following day.

Departure from Beijing on Sundays at 05.30, arriving in St Petersburg at 09.05.

Flights UN635/636 will be operated between St Petersburg and Shanghai twice a week starting from June 18 according to the following schedule (local time):

Departure from St Petersburg on Thursdays and Sundays at 14.30, arriving in Shanghai at 04.40 on the next day.

Departure from Shanghai on Mondays and Fridays at 06.40, arriving in St Petersburg at 12.00.

“Under the current macroeconomic conditions the company strives to effectively respond to the changing international air transportation market. Our objective is to increase sales through the company’s own channels as well as to change the booking pattern both for the airline’s new services and the traditional business and tourist services. And we’ve succeeded in doing this. We’ve seen a 35% increase in our own sales in January, and the booking pattern trends towards May. The expansion of the airline’s flight programme to China meets the company’s tasks to develop the promising international routes,”- said Olga Pleshakova, CEO Transaero Airlines.

The tickets on Transaero’s flights to the cities in China from Moscow and St Petersburg are available for purchase on the airline’s website www.transaero.ru, at its ticket offices and at its agent offices. Passengers, who buy tickets via the airline’s own sale channels, will take advantage of the airline’s offer and will be exempt from paying fuel surcharge.