Ural Airlines launched three times weekly services between Moscow Zhukovsky and Tel Aviv on 26 April. Kseniya Kobiakova, the Head of the Ministry of Tourism of Israel in Russia and CIS, and Ramport Aero CEO Tomas Vaisvila were called upon to perform the cake-cutting honours. Apparently the load factor of the first flight was 96%.
Commencing on 1 May, Ural Airlines began its seventh non-stop destination from Sochi/Adler, the 454-kilometre international service to the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. Cutting the cake were: Oksana Alataeva, Head of Department Aeronautical Commerce Sochi/Adler Airport (right) and the first passenger on the inaugural flight (left).
- Ural Airlines has got two new routes underway this week, beginning on 26 April with the 2,630-kilometre link from Moscow Zhukovsky (ZIA) to Tel Aviv (TLV). The route will be operated three times weekly by a variety of the airline’s Airbus equipment. Starting from July, the airline will operate four weekly frequencies. On 1 May, the carrier commenced the first scheduled flights from Sochi/Adler (AER) to Tbilisi (TBS) in Georgia. The airline will offer a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) service on its 160-seat A320 fleet. The flights on the route are possible owing to Sochi/Adler’s ‘Open Skies’ policy, which has been operating at the airport since October 2014. This policy allows airlines to operate international flights to and from the airport without restrictions and gives them the ability to perform transit flights. Neither city pair faces any direct competition. See how Moscow Zhukovsky Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.