From Echo Moskvy:
Ramzan Kadyrov and a Bahraini Sheik to open airline
He is also planning to modernise Grozny airport and open up direct links with Arab countries.
the name of this new airline is not yet known. The head of Chechnya agreed to open the airline with Sheik Fawaz al-Khalifa at a meeting. As Kadyrov writes on his Instagram page, the agreement will be signed in the next few days. By the end of the month, Bahraini specialists will arrive in the republic. They will install new aerial navigation equipment at Grozny airport. Chechen specialists will then in turn head abroad to gain experience. As the leader of Chechnya says, the airport will become an international transit hub, full of new planes, and it will be possible to fly from Grozny to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Indonesia. The Sheik, incidentally, already owns his own airline, “Ara”. In Chechnya, Grozny-Avia operate already, created six years ago on the initiative of the republic’s leadership.
The company’s current fleet, Lenta.ru recalls, is composed of four Yak-42. True, they only fly to Moscow and Tyumen.
Comments from Echo Moskvy:
I don’t understand WHO is creating it: Kadyrov on his own money? Or the Chechen government on the Russian taxpayer’s money?
paveleo: (responding to above)
On his own money, which “was yours, now ours”.
tolik99: (responding to previous commenter)
Don’t worry, it’s all been agreed with Allah.
dostalin: (responding to above)
It’s just we pay our taxes to this Allah-crane
Time to cut off Chechnya’s funding. He doesn’t know where the money’s headed any more.
Him, a Bahraini sheik and bearded stewardesses with machine guns.
Will the logo be a crane?
So it’ll be easier to transport contraband.
Thank Allah, at least there’ll be one safe airline.
Nice one, keep it up. Kadyrov is one of the best regional leaders of the Russian Federation
Ukraine are running off to the EU, and Chechnya to the UAE…
What, so that drugs come from Arab countries in planes, not little packets?