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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aeroflot Eyes Alaska

Aeroflot plans to start flying from the Russian Far East to Alaska and Washington state, Itar-Tass reported Monday, two weeks after Alaska Airlines said it was stopping similar service because of a lack of business.

Aeroflot said it will fly from Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Anchorage and Seattle.

Itar-Tass said Aeroflot felt there was sufficient business being generated by people working on oil and gas projects on Sakhalin Island.