Transaero launches new routes to Italy from Russia as market liberalises

  • Transaero, which aims to increase its role in traffic between Russia and Europe, now enjoys the status of being a designated carrier between Russia and Italy, and therefore launched six new routes to Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Venice (VCE) in the last week, in addition to two domestic routes. Although only the two Italian routes from St Petersburg (LED) face direct competition, indirect competition on the Moscow routes to Italy comes from Aeroflot and Alitalia at Moscow Sheremetyevo. To Rome, Alitalia operates 19 and Aeroflot 14 flights a week, while Malpensa has twice-daily flights on Aeroflot and daily on Alitalia. Aeroflot also serves Venice twice-daily. Aeroflot has even responded to Transaero’s expansion by announcing the upgrade of one weekly frequency to Malpensa from A321 to 777-300ER (!).
Date Origin Destination WF* Note A/c Competition (WF*)
26-Jun-12 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PKC) 3 B763
01-Jul-12 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) Blagoveschensk (BQS) 1 B763 Yakutia (3)
30-Jun-12 Moscow Domodedovo (DME) Venice (VCE) 1 B73G
28-Jun-12 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) Venice (VCE) 2 B73G
27-Jun-12 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 5 daily from 24 Sept B73G
30-Jun-12 Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) Milan Malpensa (MXP) 2 4/wk from 25 Sept B73G
28-Jun-12 St Petersburg (LED) Milan Malpensa (MXP) 2 3/wk from 28 Sept B733 Rossiya (6), Alitalia (1)
28-Jun-12 St Petersburg (LED) Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 2 3/wk from 27 Sept B733 Alitalia (6), Rossiya (6)
*WF: Weekly Frequencies   Source: Innovata data for w/c 2 July 2012

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