Ural Airlines added to existing service from Moscow Zhukovsky to Osh, with the addition of regional flights to Bishkek, Dushanbe and Khudzhand. None of the routes faces any direct incumbents, but significant indirect competition from Moscow’s three other commercial airports.
- Ural Airlines has grown its network of services from the Russian capital’s newest airport Moscow Zhukovsky (ZIA). Having launched operations to Osh from the airport (which is just 23 kilometres south-east of the Moscow Ring) earlier this month, it has added flights to Bishkek (FRU) in Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe (DYU) and Khudzhand (LBD), both in Tajikistan. All three services will be flown twice-weekly, are operated by the Russian airline’s A320 fleet and none of them faces any direct competition. However, Aeroflot does operate twice-daily from its Moscow Sheremetyevo hub to Bishkek, with Pegasus Asia and Avia Traffic Company (both eight times weekly), plus Ural Airlines (five) and Air Kyrkyzgstan (three) offering multiple weekly frequencies from Moscow Domodedovo to the Kyrkyzstan capital. In addition, UTair flies 11 times weekly from Moscow Vnukovo to Dushanbe, with Somon Air (daily) and Tajik Air (daily) both also offering services from Moscow Domodedovo. Finally, with regards to Moscow operations to Khudzhand, S7 Airlines (daily), Tajik Air (four) and Somon Air (three) all operate services from Domodedovo.