Saratov Airlines will suspend operations on 31 May 2018 after being notified today by the Federal Air Transport Agency to cease its ticket sales.

The carrier says the restriction of its air operator certificate (AOC) leaves its no choice but to suspend its operations.

The AOC has not been revoked by FATA.

Saratov Airlines also plans to dismiss a total of 1,200 employees, beginning 18 July 2018.