If Russia drops an extra “royalty” imposed on airlines flying across Siberia, it could shave as much as $100 per passenger from round-trip flights between Europe and Asia—and help level the playing field for European airlines vying for passengers with competitors from the Middle East. The fee, first imposed in the 1980s during the waning days of the Soviet Union, has long been a point of contention between Russia and Europe. European officials have refused to support Russia's entry into ...


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