AUA: Licenses in Russia Expire

TransportAirlines & Airports ♦ Published: October 20, 2010; 13:03 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Airlines are worried about the landing and overflying rights in Russia. If there is no extension, there is a threat of higher costs.

AUA: Licenses in Russia Expire / Picture: © Austrian Airlines / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The overflying and landing rights of Austrian Airlines, a subsidiary of the German Lufthansa will all expire by the end of October. An extension is not unlikely, but also uncertain.

Because Swiss may no longer overfly Russian airspace since March of 2010, and must therefore deviate to the south, which requires additional fuel and time, Lufthansa naturally would like to…