Russia’s air transport industry is setting its sights on the global market, having overcome the dark days when financial problems threatened the sector’s very survival. Effectively, the industry is entering a third phase in its post-Soviet existence. At first, the issue was merely staying afloat; then the focus turned to serving the large domestic market and shoring up the sector’s financial wherewithal. Now, airlines and manufacturers have ambitions beyond the confines of Russia and its ...


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