Rossiya Airlines launches new route to Uzbekistan from St Petersburg
Rossiya Airlines inaugurated services on the route from St Petersburg (LED) to Nukus (NCU) on 26 September. Flights to Nukus, which is located in western Uzbekistan and recently saw the launch of Ural Airlines’ service to Moscow, are offered with weekly frequencies using A319s. Initially, there will be no competition on the route, although Uzbekistan Airways is scheduled to enter the market with also single weekly frequencies as soon as 28 October. Rossyia Airlines, which has been closely tied with Aeroflot since 2010, now operates to nine Uzbek destinations from St Petersburg, providing a total of 16 weekly frequencies.