Our data elves make the load factor on the first KrasAvia Airlines flight between Novosibirsk and Novokuznetsk at least 68%, if not more. The government subsidised Let-410-operated sector will operate thrice-weekly.
- KrasAvia Airlines, the Russian regional airline, started a new domestic route from Novosibirsk (OVB) on 5 May, linking the Russian airport with Novokuznetsk (NOZ). The 309-kilometre sector will be operated thrice-weekly by the airline’s 19-seat Let-410s, and faces no direct competition. The route was started with the support of the federal program that subsidises such regional flights, and follows on from a similar launch in February this year from Novosibirsk to Khanty-Mansiysk. “The federal program subsidising flights actually helps to bind the Russian regions with regular flights,” says General Director of the State Enterprise of the Krasnoyarsk Territory KrasAvia Sergei Murzin. “KrasAvia [has been] involved in it from the beginning and during this time we have opened 14 flights. It is worth noting that in June we plan to organize another route – Krasnoyarsk to Lena. At the same time, government subsidies to keep tariff low allowing for the flights to be available to almost everyone.”