Rosaviation called «Saratov airlines» to return passengers to Russia until may 30

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Rosaviation called «Saratov airlines», announced the possible cessation of activities on may 31 at the request of the regulator, the return of its passengers from foreign countries until may 30, said in a letter to the regulator, a scan of which was published Thursday on the website of the airline.

«With a view to preventing violations of the rights of passengers and the development of a crisis situation, please… to provide transportation for all passengers of JSC «Saratov airlines», located in points of foreign countries, and not to carry out delivery of passengers, duration of stay abroad which ends after may 30″, — the document says.

«By order of the Federal air transport Agency, the validity of the air operator certificate of the airline Saratov airlines have been restricted to 30 may 2018. This decision is not overturned,» — said RIA Novosti the Federal air transport Agency.

Passenger plane An-148 of «Saratov airlines», carrying out flight from Moscow to Orsk, February 11, disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after takeoff from the airport «Domodedovo». The wreckage of the aircraft were found near the village Stepanovski Ramensky district, Moscow region. On Board were 71 people, including six crew members. They all died.

Rosaviatsia after the crash of An-148 has held an unscheduled inspection of the airline, the results of which limited the duration of its air operator certificate until April 27 and sent to the carrier a Directive on the suspension of flights on An-148. «Saratov airlines» on 16 April, filed in the Federal air transport Agency an application for the removal of restrictions of the validity of the air operator certificate, but the Agency only extended the time limit until may 30. But on Thursday, «Saratov airlines» reported that at the request of the Federal air transport Agency, the company management took the decision to stop the activities of the enterprise from may 31 and forced the dismissal of 1,200 employees from 18 July.