Aeroflot and Air France are to sign an agreement today on Aeroflot's joining the SkyTeam Airline Alliance. Aeroflot head Valery Okulov, Air France CEO Jean-Cyril Spinetta and KLM CEO Leo van Wijk will take part in the ceremony.
As reported earlier, SkyTeam confirmed at the end of 2003 its decision to admit Aeroflot into the alliance. SkyTeam members believe that Aeroflot, which makes flights to 108 destinations in 54 countries, may become a member of the alliance.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea