Pictured at a frosty looking Kokshetau Airport in Kazakhstan is the inaugural Transaero Airlines service from Moscow Vnukovo. The twice-weekly route faces no direct competition from any airline operating from Moscow’s three main airports.
- Transaero Airlines began services to its eighth destination in Kazakhstan, Kokshetau (KOV) on 14 December, and its seventh in the country from its Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) hub, joining existing routes to Almaty, Shymkent, Atyrau, Karaganda, Aktau and Astana. Uniquely, not only is there no competition on the specific airport-pair, but notably there is also no competition on the city-pair from Moscow’s two other main airports — Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo. The 2,081-kilometre sector will be flown by the unaligned carrier’s 128-seat 737-700s twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays).