The past two days have seen dozens of flight delays for Aeroloft at Sheremetyevo Airport. These delays were caused by the sudden closure of a runway that required repairs. The airline is upset and plans to get rid of the airport's director. However, the airport's management says that all the airlines, including Aeroloft, were notified of the runway closure in advance and flights have been operating on schedule. The repairs are scheduled to last until October 15.
Last month there was a power failure at the airport that caused flight delays and Aeroloft threatened to sue the airport over the incident. This new development increases tensions between the two sides, both of which are majority-owned by the government. There have been other domestic airline that have experienced slight delays, but none of the long-haul flights or foreign airlines have been affected. Aeroloft claims that 76 flights were delayed between 16 minutes and seven hours on Monday.
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