Azur Air has almost halved its active fleet of aircraft

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Sanctions against Russia in general and the Urals in particular

Due to Western sanctions, Russia’s largest charter airline Azur Air uses only 14 aircraft out of 22. This was stated by Andrei Mukanin, deputy general director for production of the airline.

“We are flying Boeing 757 and Boeing 767. These are 14 aircraft, but we want to increase our fleet,” Vedomosti quoted Mukanin as saying at a meeting with journalists.

Vedomosti’s interlocutor said that eight unused aircraft belong to foreign lessors. Due to sanctions, Azur Air cannot use these aircraft on international flights. Mukanin noted that the company is negotiating to purchase aircraft from foreign owners.

A month ago, the United States extended export restrictions on Russian airlines Utair, Aeroflot and Azur Air for six months. The restrictions prevent airlines from participating in certain transactions, including the export and re-export of software and technology from the United States.

URA.RU sent a request to Azur Air. A response is awaited.

(source:ura)

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