UPDATE: Transaero adding routes, not cutting existing ones

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP March 31, 2015 16:29

UPDATE: Transaero adding routes, not cutting existing ones

Transaero Airlines would like to clarify that despite the reports on the Protocol of regular session Committee of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia), which stated that airlines had cancelled some routes, Transaero has only handed back the permits allowing it to operate some international routes, which the airline states it “has never served or has not been serving these routes for a long time”. The airline would like to stress that these returns of the permits will not affect its schedule and the traffic at all. Transaero also emphasised the fact that this process is the standard practice for all Russian airlines since the holding by an airline of the unused permits may prevent an airline in the future to get the permission to operate flights on the route in which the carrier is interested in.

Transaero Airlines released its summer schedule yesterday, which shows the airline will operate 200 routes, including a number of new services. For the first time in its history, the airline will carry out scheduled flights from Moscow to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Kyzylorda, Malta and Prague, and from St Petersburg to Magadan and Shanghai. The unique flight programme will be offered to Sochi from Moscow, St Petersburg, and 14 other Russian cities.

Transaero’s domestic route network will be boosted by nearly 30% in comparison with the summer season of 2014. The domestic route network will include more than 60 routes.

In the summer months, the airline will deploy Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 747-400 widebody aircraft on routes from Moscow to Mineralnye Vody, Simferopol and Sochi. The flight frequency will be up to three times per day on the routes from Mineralnye Vody and Simferopol, and up to four flights per day to Sochi.

Transaero will see the number of its routes served from Moscow Vnukovo airport increased in comparison with the summer 2014 season. About 65 routes will be served from Vnukovo airport. The airline will carry out flights on about 50 routes from Moscow Domodedovo airport. The flight programme from St Petersburg will account for 23 routes.

As in previous years, the airline will carry out a large programme of direct flights from Russia’s regions to the popular international leisure destinations. The programme will include more than 65 routes. For instance, the direct flights to Larnaca will be operated from 14 Russia’s cities, to Hurghada – from 14 cities, and to Antalya – from 12 cities.

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