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Russian Airlines Consider Turkish Relocation to Skirt Sanctions

  • Carriers could lease aircraft, access repair facilities
  • Russian demand for flights to Turkey currently exceeds supply
Azur Air jets on the tarmac at Domodedovo Airport ZAO in Domodedovo, Russia.

Azur Air jets on the tarmac at Domodedovo Airport ZAO in Domodedovo, Russia.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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Some Russian airlines are weighing setting up Turkish-based carriers to get around the sanctions that have prevented them from leasing aircraft and accessing maintenance and repair facilities following the invasion of Ukraine.