The Aeroflot Group says it has voluntarily relinquished thirteen international route allocations awarded to it by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) following the collapse of Transaero Airlines (UN, Moscow Vnukovo) late last year.

The company said in a statement that the decision reflects its commitment to the principle of 'fair competition' as well as its unwillingness to occupy 'a dominant position on the Russian market'.

As such, the routes affected for Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) include Moscow to: New York (7x weekly); Palma de Mallorca (3x weekly); and Ho Chi Minh City (4x weekly).

The routes affected for Rossiya (FV, St. Petersburg) include Moscow to: Hong Kong Int'l (3x weekly); Kokshetau (2x weekly); Madrid Barajas (7x weekly); Miami Int'l (7x weekly); Singapore Changi (7x weekly); Toronto Pearson (5x weekly); Frankfurt Int'l (14x weekly); Uralsk (2x weekly); and Houston Intc'l (5x weekly). Also affected is Rossiya's St. Petersburg-London (7x weekly) allocation.

Aeroflot was awarded 56 of Transaero's 156 route allocations in November last year.