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Aeroflot may refuse to operate Superjet and suspend Aurora’s activities - media

A source for the Vedomosti newspaper said that in the near future, conditions are possible under which Aeroflot will refuse "to carry out orders that commercial airlines usually do not fulfill."

“This is also the operation of Sukhoi Superjet, which costs more than $ 50 million per year, this and all social projects, these are non-profitable routes that the carrier holds, this is Avrora Airlines, which is an important state project, but does not fit into the business logic of an airline like Aeroflot quotes its source newspaper.

The condition under which such a development of events is possible is the possible refusal of Russia from the transit of air traffic from Europe to Asia along the Trans-Siberian route. This measure is now being discussed at the level of the Government of Russia, the media reported.

Both projects, called the source of the newspaper - and Sukhoi Superjet, and "Aurora" - are significant for the Russian Far East. Experts interviewed by EastRussia are inclined to believe that the threat described by Vedomosti is unlikely to be fully realized. However, such a radical statement of the question about the business prospects of the Far Eastern projects will not exactly bring real benefits to the projects, leaving them in a zone of strict dependence on government policy and investment.

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