EU Sanctions Ground Aeroflot’s LCC

Less than two months after Aeroflot launched its low-cost carrier Dobrolet, the firm has been forced to suspend all its flights as a result of European sanctions in protest over Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

Less than two months after Aeroflot launched its low-cost carrier Dobrolet, the firm has been forced to suspend all its flights as a result of European sanctions in protest over Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

The LCC, which began operating in June, has blamed the cancellation of its lease of a 737-800 for the temporary cancellation of its flights from today (August 4), coupled with tough EU sanctions that have resulted in the withdrawal of maintenance and aeronautical information service from the carrier.

Dobrolet has confirmed that passengers who have booked flights on its Moscow to Simferopol route up to September 15 and its Moscow to Volgograd route up to August 20, will be transported by fellow Russian regional carrier Orenburg Airlines. All other tickets will be refunded.

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