On board the first Utair flight from Kaluga to Moscow Vnukovo was Dmitry Osipov, who said in his Facebook post after the inaugural flight on 8 March: “From Vnukovo to Kaluga and back without traffic jams? Now it’s easy!” According to OAG schedules data, the route is the airline’s first service from the Russian regional airport and its 49th non-stop link from Vnukovo – its biggest hub in terms of weekly seats.
- Utair, the Russian airline, has started a 129-kilometre sector from Kaluga (KLF) to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO). Commenced on 8 March, the daily domestic service is operated by Utair’s ATR 72 fleet and faces no direct competition. These route launch pictures were taken by Dmitry Osipov who said in his Facebook post: “From Vnukovo to Kaluga and back without traffic jams? Now it’s easy!”