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9 Russian Airlines Stopped Operation Due to Sanctions

In 2022, nine Russian airlines stopped flights. Four companies had their operator certificates suspended, another one had their certificates canceled.

Three certificates were stopped in 2022 directly due to sanctions – at the request of the carriers themselves. Thus, two Boeing 747 SkyGates, which ranked third in the volume of cargo transportation in the Russian Federation, are now operated in Azerbaijan by the affiliated Silk Way West Airlines. The certificate was suspended at the request of the company in March.

In May, “Kamchatka” announced the termination of operations, to which the manufacturer from the USA refused to supply three Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft.

Petersburg “Bystrolyot” was also unable to start transportation. Under the FlyFast brand, the company planned to fly Hawker Beechcraft jets, but in November 2022, Rosaviatsia suspended the certificate due to a lack of aircraft.

“Rostvertol Avia”, which belonged to “Helicopters of Russia” until 2022, received a certificate for passenger and cargo transportation on the Mi-2 in 2010, but filed for suspension by the fall, remaining with only one helicopter.

The certificate of the airline “Skol” was also canceled in 2022 due to debts.

Other carriers that have stopped flights due to sanctions are Royal Flight, a charter company associated with Coral Travel, business operator Sirius Aero, and two cargo carriers that are part of Volga-Dnipro DC, Atran and AirBridgeCargo.

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