Pegas Fly commenced a three times weekly operation between Moscow Zhukovsky and Baku on 27 July, with the Russian airport celebrating the new route in the best possible way, with cake! Seen cutting the calorific wonder are Evgeny Solodilin, Deputy General Director at Moscow Zhukovsky Airport, and Alexander Sukhorukov, PR Director of Pegas Fly. The 1,889-kilometre route will be flown on 737-800s, of which the carrier currently has two.
- Pegas Fly, previously known as the carrier Ikar, has begun flights between Moscow Zhukovsky (ZIA) and Baku (GYD). Launched 27 July, the airline will operate the 1,889-kilometre sector between the Russian and Azerbaijani capitals three times weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays) according to the carrier’s online booking engine, with the route to be flown on its fleet of 737-800s, of which it currently has two. The airline also has six 767-300s in its fleet. Although this new route faces no direct competition, the two capital cities are already connected by another four airlines. Azerbaijan Airlines already operates to both Moscow Vnukovo (15 times weekly) and Moscow Domodedovo (twice-daily) from Baku, while Aeroflot links Moscow Sheremetyevo to the Azerbaijan capital (twice-daily). UTair also links Vnukovo to Baku (daily), while S7 Airlines operates the city pair from Domodedovo (five times weekly). Along with this route, Pegas Fly also operates a weekly scheduled charter service between Zhukovsky and Xi’an in China which began on 13 July. See how Moscow Zhukovsky Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.