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Crimea flights back in the sky

August 13, 2014, 17:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The country's first low-cost airline, Dobrolyot, sister company of flag carrier Aeroflot, was forced on August 4 to stop eight two-way daily flights to Crimea,
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MOSCOW, August 13. /ITAR-TASS/. A domestic airline operating Russian-made aircraft flying to Crimea may take to the sky, replacing western jets grounded through santions imposed over events in Ukraine.

"We are thinking of creating an airline using locally-manufactured aircraft to ensure regular flights to Crimea,” Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. This would reconnect services with territory reunited with Russia after a March referendum split it from Ukraine.

The country's first low-cost airline, Dobrolyot, sister company of flag carrier Aeroflot, was forced on August 4 to stop eight two-way daily flights to Crimea, using two leased Boeing 737-800s and one SSJ-100 aircraft. Plans had been laid before they were grounded to increase the number of leased aircraft to eight before the end of 2014.

Now, say officials, Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100, Tu-214 and Tu-204 aircraft are likely sucessors to resume the service, the Transport Ministry saying access to Crimea will be maintained.

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