Saratov Airlines seeks to have all flights restrictions on its AOC lifted, once it reapplies to Russian aviation regulators on 16 April 2018. The airline cleared all its violations, according to the latest audit in February 2018.

In line with the new measures, the carrier's board also appointed a new CEO, as Alexei Vakhromeeva was replaced by Igor Natykan on 07 April 2018.

The violations that Saratov Airlines had to address were a result of a deadly crash on 11 February 2018, when an AN148 crashed, killing all 71 onboard.