"Dobrolet" low-cost airlines, Aeroflot's subsidiary, announced the suspension of all flights, starting 00:00 Moscow time on August 4, over sanctions introduced by the European Union.
"In connection with the economic sanctions, introduced by the EU against Dobrolet, some of the European counteragents have backtracked on their obligations, saying that the lease contract and agreements on Dobrolet Airlines' technical maintenance and insurance, and on air navigation information exchanges have been annulled . In conditions of unprecedented pressure coming from the European counteragents, Dobrolet Airlines is compelled to suspend flights and ticket sale," was stated in the company's announcement.
The company realized its first flight in June, connecting Moscow to Symferopol, Crimea's capital. The original plan was to offer low cost tickets, as much as 40%, and to transfer 200.000 passengers by the end of the year.