Antimonopoly service lawsuit against leading airline to be heard in court
ST. PETERSBURG, September 21 - RAPSI. The court will hear on October 5 an appeal filed by the antimonopoly service against a lower-court's dismissal of its resolution that Russias leading airline violated antitrust law, the court reported.
The antimonopoly service decided in December 2010 that Aeroflot abused its dominant position and set unreasonably high ticket prices for Kaliningrad-Moscow and Moscow- Kaliningrad flights on May 22, 2010. Ticket prices ranged from 3,100 rubles to 45,000 rubles in June 2011 compared to 800 rubles to 25,000 rubles in January 2010. Nevertheless, the Kaliningrad Commercial Court revoked the service's decision on July 5.
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam global alliance. Its hub is the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Aeroflot flies to 898 locations in 169 countries, operating the most modern air fleet in Europe.