Rossiya Russian Airlines (subsidiary of Aeroflot Russian Airlines) (St. Petersburg) has suspended the operation of its relatively new six Antonov An-148s from scheduled passenger operations. The new type is more expensive to operate according to ch-aviation quoting company officials. The An-148 is built in the Ukraine. Per Airline Route, the airline operated its last scheduled flight on April 9 from Krasnodar to St. Petersburg. The type was introduced on February 2, 2010 from St. Petersburg to Moscow (Vnukovo).
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Antonov An-148-100B RA-61706 (msn 27015040006) prepares to land at Stockholm (Arlanda).
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AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines (Kiev) as the launch customer on June 2 introduced the Antonov An-148-100B (UR-NTA, msn 0101) with the first revenue flight linking Kiev (Boryspil) and Kharkov. Nine more copies will follow UR-NTA. UR-NTA also introduced a new livery for the company.