Moscow to support Volga-Dnepr Airlines with government order

posted on 7th April 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Moscow to support Volga-Dnepr Airlines with government order
Moscow’s Mayor Sergey Sobyanin signed (06-Apr-2022) a decree on the provision of a first RUB5.5 billion tranche to Volga-Dnepr Airlines for the creation of air bridges between Russia and China, India, Turkey, the UAE, Azerbijan, Pakistan and Vietnam to carry 20,000 tons of critical cargo, including medicines, medical devices and consumables, food, information technology and communications equipment

“The cargo air bridge will restore the functioning of supply chains that were disrupted as a result of the imposition of sanctions,” Sobyanin wrote in his blog.

“Thanks to the Moscow order, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which operates more than 70% of the fleet of Russian cargo aircraft, will be able to continue its activities and maintain a workforce of over 3,000 professional pilots, engineers and other highly qualified employees.

“The agreement is unprecedented. But in the current conditions, it is precisely such non-standard and bold solutions that are in demand.”