Growth prospects in Russia’s low-fare airline sector aren’t what they used to be. The sector suffered a blow after one of the key players, Avianova, was forced to reduce the seating capacity of its aircraft by more than 10% due to a loophole in the country’s new import regulations. Meanwhile, rival Sky Express is changing its business model after a year of problems. From the outset, Russia has been viewed as a challenging operating environment for low-fare airlines, owing to high ...

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