Cutting the cake to welcome Ural Airlines as Moscow Sheremetyevo’s latest airline partner were Vladimir Khizhnyak, Director Aviation Commerce for the Russian hub and Sergey Rybanov, General Representative in Moscow for the airline. The carrier has started its operations from Russia’s busiest airport with services to Ekaterinburg, Sochi and Simferopol. A traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony was also held in the airport’s Terminal D, along with spotting by journalists and bloggers on the ramp.
- Ural Airlines has added six new services to its network this week, but perhaps most significantly was its opening of its flight programme from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Ekaterinburg (SVX), Simferopol (AIP) and Sochi/Adler (AER) from 25 March. The longest sector is the 3,961-kilometre route from Beijing (PEK) to Krabi (KBV), whereas the shortest city pair is Sheremetyevo to Simferopol, at 1,236 kilometres. The average sector length of all six services is 3,018 kilometres, while the average frequency is 5.3 flights per week. Four of the six airport pairs will witness direct competition. Vote for Moscow Sheremetyevo’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.
|Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO)
||Aeroflot (42) Nordwind Airlines (14)
||Aeroflot (70) Nordwind Airlines (12)
|St. Petersburg (LED)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 27 March. WF = Weekly frequencies.