Sky Express fined for delaying flights to Czech Republic

A 30,000-ruble fine was imposed on Sky Express recently for delaying a number of flights to the Czech Republic in March 2010, the spokesperson for Moscow public prosecution authorities for transportation reports.

It has been determined that, in contradiction to the federal law regulations, the said airline had been scheduling international chartered flights and selling plane tickets without obtaining a permission to operate these flights first,’ the authorities’ report states.

The air carrier’s actions resulted in a delay of two chartered flights (Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport – Pardubice, the Czech Republic) on March 27, 2011. Consequently, 256 passengers had to wait between six and thirteen hours for their flights, Interfax reports.

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