RBC daily: Europa Air is no big carrier

Mikhail Churkanov, notorious for his swindler schemes on the travel and aviation markets of Yekaterinburg, is now fishing in troubled waters again, RBC daily reports.

Europa Air, an air carrier based in Yekaterinburg, has been offering cheap tickets for the most popular destinations in Russia and abroad. Rosaviation, however, never heard of such an airline and received no registration applications from the company. The airports the airline allegedly operates flights to are equally unfamiliar with Europa Air. One of the business founders is Mikhail Churkanov, who was convicted for fraud in 2006.

The airline’s website claims the company has eight Boeing 737-400 planes. However, the planes with the serial numbers quoted actually belong to LOT, a Polish airline, airlines.net states.

The company’s timetable (providing non-existent codes) coincides with the actual flights operated by other carriers, for example, Sky Express.


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