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Low-cost Russia airline to suspend services due to EU sanctions

Published on Aug 4, 2014 4:03 AM

MOSCOW (REUTERS) – A low-cost airline run by Russian national carrier Aeroflot said on Sunday it will suspend all flights after its plane lease agreement was cancelled when the European Union slapped sanctions on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

The EU announced punitive measures on the airline, Dobrolyot (Good Flight), in late July when it expanded its list of sanctions on Russia to 95 people and 23 organisations subject to travel bans and asset freezes.

Dobrolyot began operations in June, carrying out its maiden flight to Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in March

It currently serves seven other cities in Russia

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