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Aeroflot to launch low cost carrier Dobrolet in 2014

11-Oct-2013 8:41 AM

Aeroflot announced (10-Oct-2013) plans to launch a low cost carrier, Dobrolet, in 2014. The airline will be based in Moscow and will operate a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft to key Russian destinations. Dobrolet will offer fares of up to 40% less than standard full service carrier fares. Aeroflot estimates it will invest USD100 million into the carrier over the first two years of operations. In 2014 Dobrolet will operate eight aircraft and it plans to increase its fleet by eight aircraft p/a. Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev however said low cost carriers will not succeed in Russia unless Russian legislation is harmonised with the existing norms of the global aviation industry. [more - original PR]