Russia’s former Transport Minister Igor Levitin may be appointed head of the company that will consolidate the government’s stakes in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports, Vedomosti reported, citing two unidentified officials with knowledge of the matter.
OAO Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company, asked acting Transportation Minister Igor Levitin to delay until Aug. 1 a ban on use of certain rail tank cars to transport crude, a company spokeswoman said yesterday.
Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s Basel Aero, Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova Group and businessman Roman Trotsenko’s OOO Novaport may compete to acquire an airport in Vladivostok, a port city on the Pacific coast.
OAO Russian Railways plans to boost debt more than 30 percent to 400 billion rubles next year, Transport Minister Igor Levitin told reporters in Moscow, citing the company’s budget, which was approved by the government today.
The extension of the European Union’s emissions trading system to international airlines is “premature” and could lead to higher ticket prices and a slump in demand for flights, according to Russia’s government.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev may be risking a power struggle with Vladimir Putin after an aide announced plans to oust Putin allies from some of the biggest state-owned companies a year before elections.
Russian Transportation Minister Igor Levitin said as many as 20 percent of the country’s 170 airlines may lose licenses during the economic crisis because of mounting debt, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to submit orders this week to remove government officials as chairmen of state companies in industries they regulate, said Arkady Dvorkovich , his chief economic aide.
The International Air Transport Association said it encouraged Russia to be “more vocal” in its opposition to the European Union’s plan to extend curbs on carbon to the international aviation industry.