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No Aeroflot-Turkish Carrier

Aeroflot denied reports Friday that it was in discussions with Turkish Airlines to create a jointly owned airline.

“We have no such plans,” spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg said.

Reuters cited a Turkish Transportation Ministry source as saying the airlines had discussed such a project and that the subject was brought up during Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Moscow earlier this month.

“Closer relations between Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines were discussed, but not a jointly owned airline,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

(MT)


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