SARATOV, May 17. /TASS/. Russia’s air carrier Saratov Airlines is suspending operations starting May 31 following the notification by the Federal Air Transport Agency on suspension of its ticket sales.
"On May 17, 2018 Saratov Airlines received a letter from Head of Transport Regulation Department of the Federal Air Transport Agency Andrey Kruglov on suspension of air ticket sales starting May 30 of this year. The airline views the document as restriction of its air operator certificate starting May 31. In this regard, the management of Saratov Airlines has made a decision on suspension of operations starting May 31, 2018," the company said in a statement on Thursday.
A representative of the agency told TASS that the regulator has restricted the certificate’s validity period starting May 30, adding that "the decision has not been revoked."
The carrier also said that a total of 1,200 employees will be dismissed starting July 18, 2018.