OAO Aeroflot (AFLT) and Alitalia SpA (AZA) will lose their monopoly on flights between Russia and Italy after the countries agreed to allow in two more carriers, Vedomosti reported, citing a Russian transport ministry official.
The number of flights from Moscow to Rome and Milan is expected to increase 60 percent to 56 a week after the new carriers, one from each country, join the routes, the newspaper said. Authorities have not yet decided which new airlines will serve the routes, it said.
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