US Airways given clearance to continue Moscow codeshare

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  1. sobore
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    US Airways will be able to continue codesharing with SWISS International Air Lines on flights between the US and Russia until at least August 2014 after US authorities gave it the go ahead.
    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) ruled yesterday (August 13) to exempt US Airways from regulations stipulating it must operate services to Russia directly, meaning it can continue to place its code on SWISS flights between the US and Moscow, via Zurich.

    US Airways said the codeshare with its Star Alliance partner “will greatly serve the public interest by providing substantial competition to other carriers serving Russia from the United States, while supporting commerce and enhancing the options available to the travelling public.”

    Flights between the US and Russia are currently regulated by the 2009 US-Russian Federation Air Transport Agreement, which allows for up to six US airlines (passenger and cargo) and three all-cargo carriers, and the Russian Federation up to nine combination or all-cargo airlines, to operate services on routes between each country.

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  2. Flyer1976
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    US should operate a PHL to Moscow route since UA is pulling out of Moscow soon.

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    Why would Moscow be profitable for US if it wasn't for UA?
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