OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30076 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
Yes they were grounded due to unpaid bills and the Russian authorities are launching some kind of investigation. Was reported last night on Russia today TV channel.
August 21, 2008, 11:20
AirUnion earthbound as payment issues force airports to act
The AirUnion alliance has been nearly completely grounded after Moscow's Domodedovo airport refused to service the aeroplanes of member airlines.
Domodedovo followed the example of the Krasnoyark airport, because alliance airlines have been unable to pay fuel suppliers. Seven flights are currently awaiting departure from Krasnoyarsk on Thursday morning. There is speculation the alliance could stop flying altogether
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
I would expect these groundings will have a devastating effect on Antaly charters..
Currently high-season for Russian tourists in Turkey ( they don't need visas..) -so Hotels are filled with Russians ans quite a lot of them came with metal under Airunion-banner..