Senior Aeroflot management are expected to fly to Dublin for a reception to launch the Moscow-Dublin service. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Aeroflot, the Russian state-controlled airline, is to launch a direct daily flight from Moscow to Dublin from October in a move which is hoped will gr(...)

Airline staff from Aeroflot-Russian Airlines PJSC. The Russian state-controlled airline is to launch a direct flight from Moscow to Dublin even as Ireland’s relations with the Kremlin chill following the expulsion of one of their diplomats.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Aeroflot, the Russian state-controlled airline, is to launch a direct flight from Moscow to Dublin even as Ireland’s relations with the Kremlin chill (...)