A cake was baked to celebrate the launch of Atlasglobal’s new service from Krasnodar to Istanbul Atatürk. Although the first flight departed the airline’s Turkish base on 1 June, the inaugural return flight left Krasnodar at 04:50 on the morning of 2 June.
- Atlasglobal has added two new destinations in Russia to its Istanbul Atatürk (IST) network. On 1 June it began twice-weekly flights on the 953-kilometre sector to Krasnodar (KRR), while on 5 June it added a three times weekly service on the 3,153-kilometre route to Tyumen (TJM). Neither route faces direct competition, although Pegasus Airlines links Krasnodar with Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen. Both destinations will be served using Atlasglobal’s fleet of 23 A320-series aircraft. The airline’s network now comprises almost 60 routes, of which 39 are from Turkey’s busiest airport. Of the airline’s almost 50 international services, 15 are to Russian airports, more than any other international destination. See how Krasnodar Airport’s water arch salute compares with others from around the world this week.